Act! Connector

Act! Connector








ACT! Premium Cloud: StarfishETL supports two-way integration.

ACT! On-Prem: Starfish does not have a native Act! connector for versions less than Act v18 so we read directly from the database.


Configuration Options

  1. Connect Act Premium (v18+) using Starfish Act REST API Connector
  2. Connect to Legacy Act using Starfish SQL Server connector
  3. Act Premium migration maps available via the Import Project Wizard
  4. Some Legacy Act maps are available
  5. Utilize the Starfish Ray to connect to either to Act Premium or to Legacy Act DB
  6. Deploy Starfish iPaaS locally or use the Starfish iPaaS in the cloud


Configuraton #1 - Connect to Act REST API using Starfish iPaaS

  1. Requires Act Version 18+
  2. Starfish Act REST API Connector
  3. Expose Act REST API endpoint to the Cloud using HTTPS
    1. Install and configure the Starfish Ray, if customer does not want to open a port for the database endpoint
    2. Whitelist server access if additional security is required
  4. Import the Act to Salesforce migration map using the Project Import Wizard

Configuraton #2 - Connect to Act REST API using locally deployed Starfish iPaaS

  1. Requires Act Version 18+
  2. Starfish Act REST API Connector
  3. Starfish platform must be installed and configured locally
  4. Platform must have access to Act REST API endpoint
  5. Import the Act to Salesforce migration map - is this supported?

Configuraton #3 - Connect to legacy Act using Starfish iPaaS

  1. Connect directly to the Act Database
  2. Use Starfish SQL Server connector - is this right?
  3. Import legacy map - from wiki map download area?
  4. Expose the Database endpoint to the cloud
    1. Install and configure the Starfish Ray, if customer does not want to open a port for the database endpoint
    2. Whitelist server access if additional security is required

Configuraton #4 - Connect to legacy Act using a locally installed Starfish iPaaS

  1. Connect directly to the Act Database
  2. Use Starfish SQL Server connector - is this right?
  3. Import legacy map - from wiki map download area?
  4. Install and configure the Starfish platform
  5. Platform must have access to the Database endpoint

ActDiag - Use this tool to review the data and prepare for the migration


The Act! database can be confusing and it can be helpful to utilize the ACTDiag utility to audit an ACT database to help prepare for a data migration.

  1. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\ACT\Act for Windows
  2. Locate and run ActDiag.exe
  3. Click ok to accept the disclaimer
  4. Choose Database List from the Databases menu
  5. Right click on the name of the database to be audited and click on Database Reports
  6. Select two reports:
    1. Field List to CSV
    2. Fields Usage
  7. Note where the reports have been saved.
  8. These reports provide a full list of all the fields in the ACT database as well as a count of how much data is contained in each field.


Parameter
Description
Act! Instance URL

Act! Database

API Token


Act! Connection Edit Screen


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