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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-23-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Desktop Mgr & importing contacts

I am a new user to BB, using the Tour.  I'd like to import my phone book and contacts, and then keep them synchronized with my desktop PC. I've been reading the posts and the user's manual. I'm not an Outlook user, or Yahoo.  I use ACT for a database, and feel confident i can build a suitable "PDA database" in ACT, and then transport it in to ASCII for import into BB Tour.  The problem is that I can't seem to find anything that tells me what the proper format or syntax is? Would I need separate databases ( well, ascii delimited files, I guess) for the phone book and then again for the Calendar?

Can anybody please help?



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Posts: 1,388
Registered: ‎05-29-2009
My Device: 8330

Re: Desktop Mgr & importing contacts

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Here is some info on sychronizing with an ascii file: http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=KB04312&slic...


I believe you will need separate files for contacts and the calendar, but I'm not 100% sure about this. I would test it out by backing up the phone first then fiddling around with it. If anything does go wrong you can restore the backup. I'm not familiar with ascii since I use Outlook for synching contacts, calnedar, memo and tasks but I hope this info helps a little bit.

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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-23-2009
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Re: Desktop Mgr & importing contacts

Thanks for the quick reply.  I think I'll wait to see what others have to say first, then start goofing with it on a small scale -- maybe just phone numbers.  My guess is that if I sync ASCII from the phone to the PC, it'll just map into whatever format the Database Mgr uses, and that really won't help much.