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Import File - fields multiple entries

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Import File - fields multiple entries

When importing a datalist into ACT 2007 the options allows to replace a contact completely with new information in all fields or to merge existing contact with new contact information. Yet if a field has specific information and I need to add more information to this field when importing it does not allow as the information in the field is overwritten completely. Does someone know how to add information to a field when importing a datalist rather than overwriting the specific field?
Nickel Elite Contributor
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Re: Import File - fields multiple entries

That is not an option with the ACT! program. It might be possible using an add-on program but I don't know of a program that would do that as part of an import.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Import File - fields multiple entries

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Re: Import File - fields multiple entries

i believe if you only import the contact name and the new data field and set your flags correctly it will only update those fields. Test with about 5 dummy records.

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Re: Import File - fields multiple entries


cbrown wrote:

i believe if you only import the contact name and the new data field and set your flags correctly it will only update those fields. Test with about 5 dummy records.


 

The standard import can't append data to a field.