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    Outlook Contact Fieldnames (OutlookXP/WinXP)

    Sorry, folks, I'm sure I saw this somewhere but I can't find it for the life of me! I seem to have a block on how to use search ...

    I need a list of the field names for the contacts form in Outlook, so that I can import my address book from Lotus Organizer (v6, too recent to be supported - XP hasn't caught up yet!). I've got it as far as a format it can understand and where the field names match it brings the info in perfectly, but without a list of the accurate field names I can't get it to read the rest!

    <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15> Any help would be gratefully appreciated!
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    Re: Outlook Contact Fieldnames (OutlookXP/WinXP)

    File > Import and Export > Export to a file...
    (Next)
    CSV (Windows)...
    (Next)
    Contacts...
    (Next)
    (Next)
    Map Custom Fields...
    Click on 'Default Map'

    Does that give you the list you need?

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    Re: Outlook Contact Fieldnames (OutlookXP/WinXP)

    Thanks, Leif, that certainly sounds like it should! Funnily enough, having been searching the Microsoft site for help with this and other problems I've got, I had literally just this minute found this suggestion there, too!

    I'll try it out when I get home (we're still on Outlook 98, here).

    Muchos gracias!
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    Re: Outlook Contact Fieldnames (OutlookXP/WinXP)

    OK - I did a quick export and it lists the field names on Row 1 - see the attached.
    (Sorry - it had to be an .xls rather than .csv to attach...)

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    Re: Outlook Contact Fieldnames (OutlookXP/WinXP)

    Thanks Leif - that makes it much easier!

    Out of curiosity - you say you did a "quick export" - what do you mean by that?
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    Re: Outlook Contact Fieldnames (OutlookXP/WinXP)

    What I meant was I did it without giving much thought to what I was doing <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> - I selected all field names (so I didn't have to make any decisions), then deleted all the entries to leave just the column headers.

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    Re: Outlook Contact Fieldnames (OutlookXP/WinXP)

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> - yes!

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    Re: Outlook Contact Fieldnames (OutlookXP/WinXP)

    Umm, but I meant what did you export?! <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22> Or do you mean you exported your own contacts folder, then deleted its contents except the headings, which you attached to your post? Now, why didn't I think of that ...?!

    <img src=/S/woops.gif border=0 alt=woops width=58 height=36>

    Anyway, thanks again!
    Beryl M


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