Tutorials - Address Book - Create a .csv from Other File

Import Contacts from Other Contact Manager Software

Step 1

  • Export your .csv file from your contact manager software or if your software doesn't allow you to export contacts a .csv file, pick a comma delimited format
  • Open your file or create a new one in Notepad or any plain text editor (not MS Word)
  • The very first line of your file should look like this:
    • First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Anniversary, Birthday, Category, Company, Start Date
    • These are your category names which outline the order in which all your contact information should follow
    • Note: Only first name, last name and email are absolutely required for each contact
    • There should be no spaces after the commas

Step 2

  • Enter your contact information in the same order as outlined in the first line
  • For any fields you wish to leave blank, simply leave the space between trailing commas blank
  • An example of a contact with First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Category, Company, and Start Date, excluding Anniversary and Birthday is as follows:
    • Leonora, Burrow, burrowleo@bflowers.com, , , Client, Beautiful Flowers Co, 10/19/2016

Step 2

  • Select 'File' and then 'Save as...'
  • Browse to the directory you wish to save the file to and choose a name for your file (make sure you type the '.csv' file extension)
  • Make sure the 'Save as type:' option is 'All Files (*.*)' and then click Save

To begin your address book import, go to My Account > Address Book from the navigation at the top of any screen. Click the 'Import' tab and follow the onscreen instructions. Click here if you would like to continue with the address book tutorial.

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