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Bulk error -creating external contacts in Exchange O365

Posted on 2014-02-11
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Hi,

I am trying to import 600 contact to the cloud using this command below :

Import-Csv .\ExternalContacts.csv|%{New-MailContact -Name $_.Name -DisplayName $_.Name -ExternalEmailAddress $_.ExternalEmailAddress -FirstName $_.FirstName -LastName $_.LastName

The CSV only contain these entries:
Name      FirstName  LastName      ExternalEmailAddress

I checked all the entries and there is not empty entries but when I run the command it saw this error at the end. Any idea will be appreciated!

Invoke-Command : Cannot bind parameter 'Name' to the target. Exception setting
"Name": "The property value is invalid. The value can't contain leading or trailing whitespace."
At C:\Users\Lilxx\AppData\Local\Temp\tmp_0b1a7f54-5061-47c5-84f9-0fada19f412f
_gdlhupqx.ux3\tmp_0b1a7f54-5061-47c5-84f9-0fada19f412f_gdlhupqx.ux3.psm1:23617
char:29
+             $scriptCmd = { & <<<<  $script:InvokeCommand `
    + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (:) [New-MailContact], ParameterBind
   ingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterBindingFailed,Microsoft.Exchange.Manage
   ment.RecipientTasks.NewMailContact

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Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
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This command is failing due to the "whitespace" that is assocaited in one or many cells in the CSV file. It is difficult to determine whitespace just by looking at it (especially trailing whitespace). You can refer to the link below which will help remove the leading or trailing whitespace in your CSV file.

Remove Leading or Trailing Whitespace from Excel

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thanks .
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