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Import xls to outlook 2007 contacts


I have an issue to import an excel document with contacts into outlook 2007

I know the steps but there is a problem when trying to import. at the final step, I need to choose Map Custom Fields. there, I can only Map 1 items instead of all the ones I need.

I also tried with CSV but when I save my document to CSV, all the items are separated with an ; but to know which items are headers and which not, there need to be 1 row with ; and the rest of the records need to be ,

can someone tell me how 1) how to import in excel or 2) how to generate the correct format of the CVS?

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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello techneitsolutions,

to get the correct format for the file, try _exporting_ existing Outlook contacts as an Excel file and then study the field names. If you name the fields (columns) in your Excel import file the same way, you shouldn't need to do any mapping when you import the Excel file.

cheers, teylyn
Ideally enter a dummy contact with all the fields (Including custom fields )that you want to enter. As Teylyn suggested, export the whole contacts into a CSV file. Now you can see all your required fields. The easiest way is to copy paste all your contact information in the Export csv file. Save the file and import it again. This should solve your problem.
Patrick MatthewsCommented:
When you import contacts from Excel, you must first define a named range in the Excel worksheet containing the contact info.  Have you done this?
techneitsolutionsAuthor Commented:
This did the job
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