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    Importing data to Outlook Contacts (98/2000)

    I have a client who wishes to import audience contact details from her box office application, and I want to take my old address book application data from Access.

    The common thread is that I believe we can both produce a txt file with data fields comma separated. The question is where can I go to get detailed instructions as to how to organise the data so it goes in Contacts in the correct fields?

    I feel sure this is a simple answer and thank you in advance!

    Glenn.

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    Re: Importing data to Outlook Contacts (98/2000)

    The easiest thing may be to 'reverse engineer' the problem.
    Create a new 'practice' Contacts folder, fill in all the fields with the field name, then:
    File | Import and Export . . .
    (I'm not sure, but from memory CSV (Windows) is a better option to CSV (DOS) )
    This will give you the default layout to examine and from that, you should be able to work out the correct data organisation.

    If you try importing into the practice Contacts folder, you can easily delete the whole lot if it all goes horribly wrong.

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    Re: Importing data to Outlook Contacts (98/2000)

    Leif

    Thank you for this. I tried the reverse engineering approach and found that Outlook had not exported all fields!

    I tried the Outlook import wizard and found that it worked a dream!! I now have all my contacts data out of Access and in Outlook and on my Palm - result!

    Thank you for your suggestion,

    Glenn.

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