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Field change problem

Copper Contributor
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Country: United States

Field change problem

I recently bought a database of all Car Dealers in PA. Well, because I want to contact these dealers by DMA (Neilsen's term for Designated Market Area), I added a DMA column heading to the database and manually added the appropriate DMA to each dealer contact. I then went into ACT undet Tools and changed the "country" field to "DMA" so when I import the database, each contact will have the appropriate DMA listing. Finally, during import, I made sure I changed my generic map file to include a DMA heading.

I then import into the main database and execute a lookup against the DMA heading to begin the process of creating Groups by DMA . I do this by going to Lookup, Contacts and select DMA under Fields and Type in the name of the DMA (Example: Pittsburgh). I get an error message saying "there is no such data under this specific criteria". When i go to the contact page and look under DMA for each contact, they all say DMA instead of the actual DMA market.

Where am I going wrong?