5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2012 8:21 AM by weedonpaul

    Trying to import contacts but avoid duplications.

    weedonpaul

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      Trying to import contacts but avoid duplications.

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      I have a excel list with 93 contacts.

      the fields in the list are: First Name, Last name, JobTitle, Company, Phone number, Email

      I would like to import this list into filemaker. However, some of these contacts I may have and I don't want to overwrite them as i may have notes against their name. I only want the contacts that I don't have already.

      the list is from a trade show.

      After I have all the names in the database I would like to add to each of their notes that they are at the trade show without overwritting any other information that may be in the notes. 

      How can I do this, I have tried so many ways but always end up with duplications or replacing contacts that i had and losing their notes.

      Many thanks

      Paul.

      PS using filemaker pro 11