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Linking Input Data with Internal Data Fields


When you import contacts from a text file, MS Excel or Apple Numbers spreadsheet, you have to link imported information with the internal data fields. This helps the program correctly insert information into address templates. Normally, the program links the internal data fields with input data correctly and the user makes sure the information is correct.

The imported data is displayed in the Contact Data column. In the Map To column, you should choose the description for information in each line of the Contact Data column.

The Contact Data column displays imported information.

The Map To column lets you choose the name of the internal data fields in each cell.

The File Header column displays the header of the file from which you import contacts. To display this column, select the First Raw is Header check box. If the data file has the header but the First Raw is Header check box has been cleared, the header entries will be displayed as the first contact. If the check box is selected for a file without a header, the first contact data will be displayed in the File Header column and won't be imported.

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To choose another internal data field, click on a cell in the Map To column and pick a name from the pop-up list. If you set "–" in the Map To column, the data from the corresponding line won't be imported.

Data is separated in a source file by a special symbol. It can be tabulation, comma or semicolon. To identify the used delimiter, open the text file in a text editor.

If you cannot read the contact information in the grid, the wrong encoding is probably set. Choose another from the Encoding drop-down list.

 


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