PSS ID Number: Q180421
Article last modified on 08-12-1999
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Outlook 98
When importing Microsoft Outlook 98 Contacts into Microsoft Schedule+ 7.0, you may get one of the following error messages:
The import file has too many fields. Make sure the character you selected to separate the fields matches the separator in the import file and that you select the correct character to surround strings.-or-
There was a problem importing the file. The problem occurred near line x.
Outlook stores much more information about contacts than Schedule+. If you export the entire Outlook data set, this generates more fields than the Schedule+ importer can handle. Also, if a date field is empty, it is exported as 0/0/00, which is not acceptable to Schedule+.
To correct this problem, import the file into Microsoft Excel for an interim cleanup step. In Excel, remove any empty date fields and any completely unused columns.
To Export Contacts From Outlook
To Import and Manipulate Contacts in Microsoft Excel
To Import Contacts into Schedule+
For information on exporting Outlook Appointments to Schedule+, please see the following article(s)in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q179912 OL98 How to Convert Outlook Appointments to Schedule+ 95
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