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05-20-2015 06:40 AM
I realize this is a very old thread and there may be a better way to do this. But I have had a lot of success with ACT 17 doing all kinds of specialized searches using the "Messenger ID" field. We don't use that for anything in our business, so by viewing it I can add data in that field to help me sort certain contacts in and out of a lookup.
For the question at hand and as mentioned above by another user, I do a lookup of an entire group and I add a code to the "Messenger ID" field, say "xxxxx" using the edit/replace field command. Once all contacts that I want to have the code have it, I view all contacts and sort by the "Messenger ID" field. Then I select every contact with the xxxxx code and click on "omit selected" to remove them from view.
That leaves all the contacts not in a group as the current lookup, where I can tag and add to group as appropriate. Lastly, I view all contacts again and do an edit/replace of the "Messenger ID" field to remove all the xxxx entires to an empty field for every contact.