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    Question Sync only selected Outlook contacts - possible?

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    I have over 1000 Outlook contacts and don't want all of them on my Pearl. Is there any way of selecting the contacts I want to transfer to my phone or do I have to accept them all?

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    Re: Sync only selected Outlook contacts - possible?

    It's really easy, What I do is to assign a category to each contact I want to have on my BB in Outlook. It takes a while but If you use a list type contact view and include category as one of the fields in the view you can copy the category name to the clipboard with a ; behind it and then just past it into the front of that field. Then you can set up a filter in the advanced options in Sync Configure settings for that category. I use Blackberry for my category, and Filter on Category Contains Blackberry. in the three input fields. Works Fine.

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    PS; Outlook Categories are GREAT. RIM get it so we can use multiple Categories in the Address Book and Assign them to Calendar Entries.
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    Re: Sync only selected Outlook contacts - possible?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~just so you know, I have 1122 contacts and its so easy to find anyone by simply typing in the first two letters of the first name followed by a space and then the first letter of the last name. Piece o'cake.

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    Re: Sync only selected Outlook contacts - possible?

    That may be true, and I use that all the time, but I sync my Work PDA (I'm requied to carry it) with my Work PC and My Personal Laptop. I don't want most of those contacts on my personal blackberry. I have no earthly reason to have them there, so I use the filter to control what is loaded. And it makes the backup and restore much quicker, and also the sync

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    Thanks Guys! I knew there must be a way to do it - Pinstack rocks!

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