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NEED HELP ASAP!!!! Exporting Contacts from one database to another....???

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NEED HELP ASAP!!!! Exporting Contacts from one database to another....???

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Okay....I have only recently (yesterday) been introduced to Act! and I have already made a mistake.  I started a temp job and my job was to take all of the contacts from Peachtree and input them into Act!  I have ACT! 2005 for Windows.  I put all of the contacts into the database....then I was told it was the wrong database.  So I need to get all of the contacts that I input yesterday from the one database to the other.  But ONLY the contacts I entered yesterday!  Is there any way to do this???
 
Thanks for your help!


Message Edited by Cassaundraf1 on 04-01-2008 10:44 AM
Nickel Super Contributor
Posts: 441
Country: UK

Re: Exporting Contacts from one database to another....???

1. Lookup Other Fields -> Record Creator -> Enter you display name.
2. Lookup Other Fields -> Create Date -> yesterday -> on the left set to narrow lookup where it says 'For current lookup'
3. File -> Export Follow the wizard and export currnt lookup
4. When thats done verify the data went over ok then backup the db
5. Click contact -> delete contact -> delete current lookup
 
Tom
 
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Re: Exporting Contacts from one database to another....???

Thanks Tom!  I did everything you said to do and I got a list of the things I put in yesterday, but when I got to the Export Wizard it says Filename and Location......
 
it won't let me go any further than that without a filename and location.  It doesn't say anything about the current lookup.
 
Any ideas?
 
 
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Re: Exporting Contacts from one database to another....???

Okay....SERIOUS CRY FOR HELP!!!!  I was just informed by my boss that although this was HIS error, I am going to have to put all of this data in AGAIN in the right database if I can't figure out how to export it!  I got as far as the exporting part of tdavis's instructions in his earlier post, but then it gives me trouble....it asks for a filename and location.  I don't know what to do there!  This is the first time I have ever used this program, and I spent FIVE HOURS yesterday retyping all of his contacts into Act!  Please help!!  I do NOT want to have to spend ANOTHER FIVE HOURS doing it again!!!
 
thanks everyone!
 
 
Nickel Super Contributor
Posts: 441
Country: UK

Re: Exporting Contacts from one database to another....???

Filename and location will be the db you want to export to.
 
Tom
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Re: Exporting Contacts from one database to another....???

You have the complete explanation with pictures in this KB article

Xavier Nyssen

ACT! Certified Consultant @ Intuitis | Belgium
{ +32 64 45 08 00 | xavier@intuitis.be | http://intuitis.be }
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Re: Exporting Contacts from one database to another....???

I am an idiot!  I couldn't figure out the right file to export to yesterday!  Thank you both so much!  I did it and it worked fine this morning!  Ya'll were a great help!
 
I am forever in your debt!
 
Thanks again!
 
C