Welcome!

Welcome to the official BlackBerry Support Community Forums.

This is your resource to discuss support topics with your peers, and learn from each other.

inside custom component

BlackBerry® Torch™

Reply
New Contributor
RHTPL
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-10-2011
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: Bell

Merging two Contact Lists

Hi all,

 

I started in a new position not long ago with a BES Express server. First time BES admin, so go easy on me :smileytongue:

 

I have a user who had a Bold 9700, which contained 5 address books all called Desktop. 3 of these were empty, one had 403 contacts and the other had 452 contacts. The one with 403 contacts sync'd up with Outlook no problem, however it seems as though whenever he added a contact directly to the device it went to the other list with 452. Blackberry Desktop can't seem to see these contacts to sync to the computer.

 

He was due a device upgrade, so we went to a Torch 9800. I backed up the data from his old device and restored it to the new one. Now I have 2 address books; one called Desktop with 403 items and the other called Unknown with 452 items. Again, the "Unknown" one can't be seen by Blackberry Desktop Software and won't sync to his PC.

 

All the fixes I've managed to find have involved deleting his lists on the device and resyncing from the Outlook client. This doesn't help me unfortunately, as he has hundreds of contacts on his device which don't exist in Outlook at all.

 

Any help is greatly appreciated on how I can either get the desktop software to see the "Unknown" list, or merge the two together.

 

Thanks!

Please use plain text.
New Member
gargram
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-23-2011
My Device: blackberry 9700
My Carrier: Singtel

Re: Merging two Contact Lists

I also have same issue with my BB. In my second contact list there are 900 contacts and not sync with Outlook. Really worried about backup.

 

Please help

Please use plain text.
Contributor
ekalwa
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎07-12-2011
My Device: Z30
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Re: Merging two Contact Lists

Yes, I'd also like to know how to merge two contact lists on my Torch 9810? Please?!?

Please use plain text.
Trusted Contributor
Tweedle
Posts: 144
Registered: ‎07-31-2008
My Device: RIM Z10
My Carrier: PLUS (Poland)

Re: Merging two Contact Lists

Hi. You may try to use a this KBhttp://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=KB22962 where is a special policy to merge duplicate contact list and make only one available.
This not make mistakes, who does nothing.
Włodzimierz Lenin

BES 5.0.4,BES 10.2
Please use plain text.
New Contributor
csubi
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-14-2012
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Merging two Contact Lists

Back up phone then disconnect from DM


Go to OPTIONS-->DEVICE-->ADVANCED SYSTEM SETTINGS-->DEFAULT SERVICES-->CONTACT LIST (SYNC).  Here select the email addy you want to be your Default. Hit "back" button and "save". (The default list is the email addy that you WANT your contacts to be in.)

Now go back to the home screen.  Go to CONTACTS-->BB Button-->OPTIONS-->CONTACT DISPLAY AND ACTIONS.  Here you have to select "Allow Duplicate Names" Hit the "back" button and "save"  (We will come back here later)

Download a free app  on your phone called "Advance OS and LED" from App World.

Open it. At the top go to "Applications Integration" and select it.

Scroll down to "Contacts Manager" and select it

Scroll down to Lists "(View & Move & Delete)" and select "Show"

Here I would select the "re-analyze" button.

Then down where it says "Select Contact List" Select the email you want to merge with the default.  (Select the email addy you want to move contacts FROM)

Then below that, where it says "Select Action" Select "Move To Default List"
(We selected the Default List in the first step)

Now select "Run Command"  (If you read and follwed the directions, it will merge your 2 lists into 1.

Now go back to the home screen.  Go to CONTACTS-->BB Button-->OPTIONS-->CONTACT DISPLAY AND ACTIONS.  Here you have to *UNSELECT* "Allow Duplicate Names" Hit the "back" button and "save"
(This will save future issues).
On this screen you will see "Contact Lists" with email addys below it.  Click of whatever addy you made default.  Should tell you how many contacts at linked to it.  Should be all of them. I also Selected "Wireless Synchronization"  I think this allows it to sync with my email.

Go back then select the other email.  Should be 0 contacts linked to it.

Your contacts are now merged.


Now you can go to your email setup.  Find the default email addy and edit the Synchronization for contacts if you want to.  Also you can edit the other email to not Synchronize with contacts.

I also erased my other email(SYNC) from service books as good measure.  If you dont know what that means then disregard this part.


****On a totally different note, while I was figuring all this out, I tried to reload my contacts from DM a few times.  Only to find my Address Book to be read only!!  The issue was in CONTACTS-->BB Button-->OPTIONS-->"Select Default Email Addy"   Here you have to UNSELECT "Wireless Synchronization"

Hope this helps.  If its all good, back up your phone again ha ha ha

Good Hunting!

Please use plain text.
Contributor
ekalwa
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎07-12-2011
My Device: Z30
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Re: Merging two Contact Lists

Wow! Thanks for this tip and advice. I'll give it a try!

Please use plain text.
New Contributor
RHTPL
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-10-2011
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Merging two Contact Lists

Good advice above - forgot about this topic!

 

On a side note, I resolved my original issue by backing up the phone and using a third-party backup editor tool to combine the contact lists into one. Then I had to copy all the contacts back to Outlook, wipe the phone and allow it to re-sync.

 

Worked like a charm, and no issues since then!

Please use plain text.
New Member
bbrmkeswani
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-10-2013
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9780 and Z10
My Carrier: Loop Mobile, India

Re: Merging two Contact Lists

Thankyou very much..

 

This is a fantastic APP!

Please use plain text.
Contributor
BurtSherry
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎10-09-2009
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: ATT

Re: Merging two Contact Lists

OMG csubi, why can't everyone know these easy fixes like this? Awesome job!
Thank you!!!!
Please use plain text.
New Member
avishkargole
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-01-2013
My Device: Curve 9300
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: Merging two Contact Lists

My friend where ever you are, u deserve my best wishes for making me fall in love with my bb again. U have solved a major major problem. You are an angel. Thank you !!!
Please use plain text.