Newbie Question; how to convert Outlook contacts fields for WM 2003SE

Discussion in 'ActiveSync' started by Dave Ducharme, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. I've recently switched from a Palm Treo 600 to an Audiovox PPC6600 and
    am managing the transition well except when it comes to my contacts. I
    used a handly little app called PocketCopy to transfer my Palm contacts
    to Outlook and everything appeared to go smoothly, numbers converted
    nicely and notes transferred OK also. However, I noticed that in the
    conversion, any of the "Work" numbers in Palm were converted to
    "Business" numbers in Outlook (2003 by the way). This wouldn't be a
    problem but it seems there is no "Business" field in the contacts in my
    PPC and there doesn't appear to be any way to translate Business=Work or
    vice versa.

    I tried adding a work field in Outlook but it doesn't treat it as a
    phone number field and I can't see any way to add a Business field on my
    PPC.

    Am I missing something obvious?

    - Dave D.
     
    Dave Ducharme, Mar 1, 2006
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  2. You need to move the Business numbers into the Work phone number field
    - the Business field isn't synchronized, and you cannot synchronize
    custom fields.
     
    Rob Borek [MS MVP], Mar 1, 2006
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  3. That's the problem, Outlook's contacts doesn't have a Work phone number
    field.
     
    Dave Ducharme, Mar 1, 2006
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  4. Dave Ducharme

    Dave D. Guest

    Well I'm happy for you but how does that help me? Or are you writing to
    gloat?
     
    Dave D., Mar 2, 2006
    #4
  5. Sorry, I was thinking of Company, not Business (Company is not
    synchronized in WM2003SE).

    Business will synchronize - if it is not, then try deleting the
    partnership and start over.
     
    Rob Borek [MS MVP], Mar 2, 2006
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  6. Dave Ducharme

    Dave D. Guest

    That did the trick. Thank you very much.

    - Dave D.
     
    Dave D., Mar 2, 2006
    #6
  7. The import wizard in outlook allows you to "map" the fields at the last
    step before the import process.... so, if your converter is wrong, might
    be a better approach.

    Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
     
    Beverly Howard [Ms-MVP/MobileDev], Mar 2, 2006
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