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OL98: Cannot Import or Export User-defined Contact Fields
Article ID: 180829 - View products that this article applies to.
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In Microsoft Outlook 98, you cannot import or export user-defined fields from or into other file formats using the Import and Export command on the File menu. This is true of user-defined fields in all Outlook items.
User defined fields are visible only in the Outlook viewer. These fields do not appear in the Outlook internal name list, therefore they are not exported.
Importing User-defined FieldsYou can import data into four general Outlook fields called User Field 1, User Field 2, User Field 3, and User Field 4. These fields are available in a Contact record on the All Fields tab under Miscellaneous fields.
For information on programmatically importing user-defined fields, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180981/EN-US/ )OL98: Programmatically Import Outlook Items from MS Access
Exporting User-defined FieldsTo export user-defined fields from your Contacts, define a Table view of the Contacts containing the user-defined fields. Then copy the contacts from Outlook and paste them into Microsoft Excel where you can save them in a variety of formats.
To define a Table view of your Contacts folder containing the user-defined fields you want to export, follow these steps:
Export the Contacts
Article ID: 180829 - Last Review: July 29, 1999 - Revision: 1.0