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Exporting ACT 2000 db into Outlook 2003

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Exporting ACT 2000 db into Outlook 2003

Is it possible to export my ACT 2000 contact database into Outlook 2003?  And if so, what is necessary to accomplish?

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tandem

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Re: Exporting ACT 2000 db into Outlook 2003

I've tried following the method above, as well as using Outlook's direct import from ACT functions.  Neither seems to work, without hanging.

 

If I do the recommended method above ( convert ACT contact dbase to *.cvs, then import into Outlook), it'll get about half-way through, then encounter a translation error that reads : "an erro occurred while importing or exporting and the process was terminated.  MAPI erro 0X80070057was reported.  Please try again later.

 

I've reinstalled ACT, reinstalled Outlook.  Made sure both are updated ( well, as much as possible with ACT 2000).  I've tried repairing the database, though it didn't seem to need it.  

 

I'm stuck.

 

Peter

 

 

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Re: Exporting ACT 2000 db into Outlook 2003

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Re: Exporting ACT 2000 db into Outlook 2003

Won't I lose the mysterious email address field if I go to Excel first?

 

 

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Re: Exporting ACT 2000 db into Outlook 2003

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Re: Exporting ACT 2000 db into Outlook 2003

Use Excel to convert the csv to an .xls file.  Then import into Outlook as an excel sheet? 

Ok...brb

 

 

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Re: Exporting ACT 2000 db into Outlook 2003

Well that was odd. 

1. took the big csv file ( made in ACT)

2. Read into Excel, and saved as an .xls file.

3. imported into Outlook. ( after mapping fields)

 

took about 2 seconds, spit out a contact list of less than 25 contacts.  No clue what happened to the other 9000 contacts.

 

 

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Yes.  Both the .csv and .xls look identical, and complete.

 

Maybe the number is too much for export/inport to handle.  It'd take a while, but maybe I should just chop it up into smaller chunks?