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Copper Contributor
Posts: 105
Country: United States

Strangle companies

I was looking @ my Company List and saw many companies with names such as

 

Imported Company  12878150-8857-4afd-b625-b5303b790923

 

I estimate about 100 such entries.

 

Anyone else experience this type of strangeness?!?

 

Bronze Contributor
Posts: 930
Country: USA

Re: Strangle companies

I'm taking a guess here, but in the early versions of ACT! after the re-write (ACT! 2005, 2006), ACT! couldn't handle duplicate company names.  If you did import multiple companies with identical names, I think it renamed the duplicates to something like you're seeing.  That was changed in the more recent versions of ACT! (2009, 2010), but I don't know in which specific version it changed.  This is simply a guess, though.

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Bronze Contributor
Posts: 930
Country: USA

Re: Strangle companies

I forgot to mention that when I say it couldn't handle identical company names, I'm talking about Company Records, not Contact Records.

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Copper Contributor
Posts: 105
Country: United States

Re: Strangle companies

I am using Premium 2010 12.0.409.0 Hotfix 4.

 

Can I safely delete these companies?

 

Thanks for comments so far.