Solved

MS Office Outlook 2007 Business Contact Manager - Can not add or import from existing BCM database

Posted on 2006-06-13
3
263 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I recently installed Outlook 2007 BETA and the BETA version of Business Contact Manager.   I am unable to select my existing business contact manager database, even though the MDF and ldf files are located in the appropriate directory.  Also, there seems to be no way to import information from an old BCM database into the new one that was created.  There is very little support available for BCM.  A good search did turn up a tip about having to remount the database onto the MS SQL server before Outlook can find it.  I know nothing about SQL.  I find it hard to believe that Outlook BCM doesn't allow you to simply select an old MDF file for BCM and import the contacts.  This shouldn't be any more difficult than importing from or opening a PDF file.

Am I missing something obvious?  I don't see a simple browse button in the select a BCM database in either 2003 or 2007.  
0
Comment
Question by:paulceaston
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
AndreDekolta earned 125 total points
ID: 16893991
< This shouldn't be any more difficult than importing from or opening a PDF file. >
This is why it's called BETA software.

< Am I missing something obvious?  I don't see a simple browse button in the select a BCM database in either 2003 or 2007. >
This is why it's called BETA software.

Sorry paulceaston, but you really kind of answered your own question.  BETA software is called BETA becasue it has issues/problems, etc. that are still in testing/development.

Andre...
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes Outlook might have problems sending a message. There may be various causes- corrupted PST, AV scanner etc. The message, instead of going to the Sent Items folder, sits in the Outbox indefinitely. To remove it you can use a free tool cal…
This article lists the top 5 free OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their exchange server is no longer available or some other critical issue with exchange server or impor…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question