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    Linking Contact to GAL (OutlookXP)

    Is there a way to link a Contact to items in the Global Address List (GAL)? On the Contact form, you can click the "Contacts" button to select items in Contact Lists, but I cannot see how to select items in the GAL. Thanks.

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    Re: Linking Contact to GAL (OutlookXP)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by JohnBF on 14-Jan-04 10:06. Added second paragraph, which should be useful!)</P>Marie-Therese, by VBA code GAL items are selected from a child of the AddressLists collection. There's a snippet <!post=here,294371>here<!/post> that may help you. However, I'm a bit confused by your question about linking GAL and Contacts. They are separate AddressLists, one Server, one Client, though they may certainly have redundancies.

    I knew there was some code about this somewhere, see <!post=this excel thread,254833>this excel thread<!/post>, especially the very last post!
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    Re: Linking Contact to GAL (OutlookXP)

    I wanted to create a group of contacts for different areas. For example, we have several systems and each system has a contact person(s). So I thought I would create a contact and link it to the internal person responsible (from the GAL). This means that I wouldn't have to enter their details again.

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    Re: Linking Contact to GAL (OutlookXP)

    Interesting. You are correct, it's not as easy as it should be. See Slipstick - Making the GAL Portable regarding methods and tools for getting GAL data into an OAB and into Contacts.
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