BCM-V2 (Outlook 2003 BCM SP3) TO BCM-V3 (Outlook 2007) Migration

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  • 1. Modify Views in Home Page and make it stick
    Has anyone figured out a way to make redefined views on the Home Page stick? I've tried changing using the View menu and I've tried just dragging and dropping etc. but it defaults back to the old as soon as you close Outlook. This has to be a bug and I'm hoping they fix it soon because it's driving me bananas. Thanks. Deb
  • 2. Overwriting of BCM Database when creating a new one??
    I spent about a week creating a database of business contacts with BCM. Then I wanted to create a new database for "job applicants", ie a new category of business contacts. Didn't know what else to do, so I did "create database" with a new name. I hadn't backed up the original database. Did I overwrite the original database with the empty new one? I cannot find the data in the original one, it still shows it to me to connect to and to select, but it is always empty. Can I kiss the data goodbye or is there some place where I can find back the old data. Thanks, Andyy
  • 3. BCM 2003 won't change the contact name
    I have BCM 2003. My system is running Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 2. BCM runs great, except for one problem. When I change the email address and contact name, the email address updates fine, but it keeps displaying the OLD contact name. No matter what I do, it won't change it. Has anyone else run across this and did they fix it? Thanks for you help. Kristine
  • 4. Question regarding fields and the History screen
    Hi folks, I have a question that I haven't been able to find a clear answer for, hopefully someone here can help. In BCM 2007 I want to show columns from both the standard BCM fields (i.e. Assigned To) and some of the custom fields I've setup. For example, I want to be able to open an Account or Contact and click the Assigned To column to sort and see which rep is working on what item or to click on Customer Key (custom field) to see what items exist for a particular key. When I try to customize the view, the only fields I seem to have access to are the standard Outlook fields (i.e. sent/received etc.). How do I add the BCM fields to this list? I have googled and looked through the MS site but I am finding conflicting answers, you can or you can't do this. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? TIA, Nancy

BCM-V2 (Outlook 2003 BCM SP3) TO BCM-V3 (Outlook 2007) Migration

Postby QXJpZWw » Wed, 30 Aug 2006 01:23:02 GMT

I've got a two backups from my BCM-V2 SP3 installation :
A) Completed Export to BCM (From Outlook 2003)
B) Database Backup From MSSQL 2003 (Express Ed, or Whatever)

I Did a clean install (on Another WorkStation) of Office 2007, then install 
Outlook BCM-V3 (Witch install MSSQL Express Ed 2005, and creates an empty 
database)

I've follow two differents steps to try to make the migration :
A) Import BCM File (From my previous exported BCM (Outlook 2003)).
ERROR : Something like "Outlook can't make the last action", and nothing 
append, another thing is that, I must kill outlook process to get rid of that 
pop-up (Cancel and BACK buttons doesn't work)
B) Restore Database into MSSQL Express 2005:
It seams that this last step is the right one, but, when the process is in 
the middle of the migration, it stops, and shows a pop-up with something like 
"You're not allowed to restore database, plese contact the owner (my self) of 
the database, before restore" (This is not the exactly msg, but the meaning 
is the same)

My last chance, is to backup database, with password, and try to restore 
again, and see what append. No other clue for me, any help ??

Thxs, 

(Excuse my bad english))

Re: BCM-V2 (Outlook 2003 BCM SP3) TO BCM-V3 (Outlook 2007) Migration

Postby Luther » Wed, 30 Aug 2006 22:54:15 GMT

I would suggest staying with BCM v2 unless Office 2007 is ready.

I've heard that one more beta is ready for trial, but I don't know if
it will be widely distributed.





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"Drix" wrote:

> HI - whew - please help me get my OUTLOOK w/bcm to show my BC's again.
> 
> I excitedly have the fat 2 disk set of OFFICE SBM 2006. It works but for the 
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> to added BCM (and accounting) and after several attempts of install and 
> un-install and re-install I got it to work - BUT with NO TOOLBAR. sigh... 2 
> days full of frustrating hours I have NO BCM, NO TOOLBAR and NO MORE CLUES as 
> to what to do. 
> 
> PULEEEEZE TEAM MS - help me get back to work here.  
> FEEDBACK CLUES: The registry (as in another post) says: REGDWORD (3) and 
> I've done ALL of the updates.  BIG CLUE - I also re-installed WINXP (pro) and 
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> DRIX.millhouse (my network) with my other programs still listed there but w/o 
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> time - patience - AND the names/numbers to MY CLIENTS!!!!!!! (yikes!) 
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4.INSTALL BCM - uninstall BCM - install BCM - still no BCM

HI - whew - please help me get my OUTLOOK w/bcm to show my BC's again.

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suggested here in this forum.  I put in CD ONE to put in OUTLOOK, put in CD 2 
to added BCM (and accounting) and after several attempts of install and 
un-install and re-install I got it to work - BUT with NO TOOLBAR. sigh... 2 
days full of frustrating hours I have NO BCM, NO TOOLBAR and NO MORE CLUES as 
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PULEEEEZE TEAM MS - help me get back to work here.  
FEEDBACK CLUES: The registry (as in another post) says: REGDWORD (3) and 
I've done ALL of the updates.  BIG CLUE - I also re-installed WINXP (pro) and 
noticed it added me (log in name) twice, once as DRIX (primary) and NOW I'm 
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5.upgrading from Outlook/BCM 2003 to Outlook/BCM 2007

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