Hi, I am new to the forum. Have been using ACT for a while now and have an established database. I would like to import a new file to the database, however I know that there will be tons of records in the new data, that are already in ACT. Is there a simple way to import the file and ask it to ignore any that already exist as contacts? I haven't done any importing as yet, as I took over the database as it was. Any help anyone can offer would be appreciated. Thanks
Enable the duplicate checking under tools, preferences, duplicate checking. When importing the excel database save it to a CSV file and make sure your fields match your ACT fileds. When doing the map make sure you that you do not have it add the duplicates. I learned the hardway.