Import Outlook contacts to BCM contacts/account



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Import Outlook contacts to BCM contacts/account

Postby SmFtaWU » Wed, 22 Mar 2006 03:34:30 GMT

Hi. My office recently installed the BCM 2003 to our Outlook 2003. We have 
several hundred contacts already in Outlook, but for some reason I'm having 
difficulty  copying them to the BCM contacts.

I'd also like to create accountsin the BCM using the contacts already in the 

I tried exporting the Outlook contacts to a Personal Folder File (.pst) on 
my desktop. However, the BCM fails to import it, because it says it does not 
list Outlook Contacts at all as one of the importable files. I can't even 
browse and select it from my desktop. It simply does not show up.

Please save me from having to retype the hundreds of Outlook contacts into 
my Business Contact manager contacts/accounts.
-- Jamie

Re: Import Outlook contacts to BCM contacts/account

Postby Larry » Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:40:21 GMT

Hi Jamie

You should be able to drag/drop Outlook Contacts directly into Business 
Contacts (or Accounts) in BCM.  You can also highlight the desired accounts 
and go to Edit > Copy (or Move) and then point to BCM as the destination

You can also export your Contacts to an Excel or TXT/CSV file and import 
those files directly into BCM

Hope this helps!


Larry, [MSFT]

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

Re: Import Outlook contacts to BCM contacts/account

Postby SmFtaWU » Thu, 23 Mar 2006 00:50:30 GMT


If I have a listing saved in all 3 places: Contacts, BCM Contacts, and BCM 
Accounts, will making a change in one automatically update the other 2?


Re: Import Outlook contacts to BCM contacts/account

Postby Raul » Thu, 23 Mar 2006 09:10:20 GMT

Outlook contacts and BCM contacts are independant of each other and changing 
the Outlook contact will not alter the same Business Contact or Account
With Regards

Raul Thomas

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