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Problem for International users merging data with the HP 95LX Using AC

Problem for International users merging data with the HP 95LX Using ACT! for Windows 2.0

Users have reported problems with Direct Link between ACT! for Windows 2.0 (AFW2) and the HP 95LX in international versions. Specifically, when using Link to move data back from the HP to AFW2 a windows error is triggered. DMY dates on the HP are changed to MDY dates in AFW2, even though both products are international. The dates are often nonsense, but AFW2 does not recognize this fact. The problem is that AFW2 (and apparently AFW1 and AFDos) assumes a MDY date format is coming from the HP.

I use the following workaround:

  1. 1. Reindex and compress the AFW2 file before sending it to the 95LX. In fact do this regularly, and before any database processing.
  2. 2. Set Day & Month Leading Zero to ON in Win Control Panel International date format (press Change... button).
  3. 3. Set date in Win Control Panel Date format to MDY. I did both long and short to be sure.
  4. 4. Set date in HP to Long International DD/MM/YY in Setup (quit ACT! to do this).
  5. 5. Use AFW2 to carry out the direct link.
  6. 6. Change both Win and HP back to DMY. All seems to be correct.
This was done with 2.0. I have not tried to do it with v2.01.

Peter Evans

CompuServe ID: [100033,173]

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