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How To Export 1 Contact

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How To Export 1 Contact

ACT Ver 2010

Windows 7

 

I have a contact in my db that is called piddelypunk with a lot of secondary contacts.  I want to export that contact and then load it into another named database.  I thought I would use the export feature, but it keeps asking me for an existing db name.  It's late Friday, so I'm sure I'm over looking something simple.

John Purdy
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Re: How To Export 1 Contact

If you need to send it to another database, that's the db name you need to enter
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Re: How To Export 1 Contact

Thanks, Mike.  What if it isn't on this computer?
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Re: How To Export 1 Contact

Create a database on that computer - File | Save Copy As | Save Empty Copy

Export to that database

Move the single record database - Backup - move  zip - Restore | Restore As

Then import to other database

 

 

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Re: How To Export 1 Contact

Mike, I wanted to see you write what you just did.  I think others might want to see exactly these steps.

 

Now, I will put in a request for an enhancement to allow the export of 1 thru n contacts so that any other db can import it.  I see it being used as a way to share contact information.  A lot of people who use ACT seem to be individuals like myself.  We tend to network with non-competitive folks and would like to share contacts. 

 

I would like to be able to share an act contact to another ACT user and would also like to share an ACT contact to another via v-card.

 

Hope all iw well with you today. 

John Purdy
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Re: How To Export 1 Contact

You'd be wrong...

 

You can schare contacts by MANY other means. But you specifically said including Secondary Contacts... and that means you have to transfer via a database

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Re: How To Export 1 Contact

Well, color me embarrassed.  You are right.  I did specifiy that restriction.  I am being distracted by the Olympics tonight ... looking for Austrialian participants.  I know they are there.  I saw them in the opening ceremonies.  Smiley Happy
John Purdy
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Re: How To Export 1 Contact

As soon as you add sub-tables, you limit the options.

 

I don't know any australians who have a real interest in Winter Olympics. It's 35C here now