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    upload calendar items into Outlook? (2000 SP3)

    I'm trying to figure out how to add new calendar items to Outlook without having to type them in manually - there's no regular pattern they follow (daily, weekly) - it's my son's baseball schedule, and I would like to have it in Outlook and from there sync it to my Ipaq. I used to use Time & Chaos and with that it was easy to determine what order the fields should be in so I could create my own .csv file to import. But with Outlook I don't know what order the fields should be in, and I don't seem to be able to import my own basic .csv file into the Calendar anyway (Outlook acknowledges the file and destination but I cannot proceed because the NEXT button is disabled). Should I be assuming that importing calendar items, unless they are coming from another PIM program, will not work with Outlook? I may have overlooked something but I can't see what.

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    Re: upload calendar items into Outlook? (2000 SP3)

    Try exporting your current calendar to see what format it comes out as, that might give you some kind of .csv template...

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    Re: upload calendar items into Outlook? (2000 SP3)

    Thanks, Leif - wish I had thought of that myself. Next time I will. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
    I'll take the resultant file and format my data accordingly.
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    Re: upload calendar items into Outlook? (2000 SP3)

    I exported my existing calendar to a csv file and duplicated the column setup to a separate csv file.
    Then I went through the steps to import the new file and got as far as the screen shown in the attached file.
    The screen just sat there (through lunch, so about a half hour) with no change so I assume there's something wrong - but I have no indication what it might be.
    I also tried importing from an Excel spreadsheet, but it failed because I had no named range. So I named the data range and tried again, but it still got hung up at this exact same screen. The only difference was that, instead of indicating the file name where it appears in the attached file here, the range name is indicated.

    Anybody have any ideas what step I might be overlooking?

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    Re: upload calendar items into Outlook? (2000 SP3)

    Not sure whether it could make much difference, but you could try setting up a new folder - containing Calendar items - and then try importing your CSV file into that. HTH
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    Re: upload calendar items into Outlook? (2000 SP3)

    Hi Don,
    Did you click in the checkbox next to the import entry? (you may need to then set the field mappings) If not, nothing will happen until you do.
    HTH.
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    Re: upload calendar items into Outlook? (2000 SP3)

    d'OH!
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