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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Dan, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Dan

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    I'm trying to use Outlook's contact list to populate my employee database
    table in Access. I was wondering if there was any way to link my Employee
    table with Outlooks contracts similar to what I have done with Excel. Most
    of my employee's information are contacted on my Outlook contact cards and
    instead of duplicating this infomation I would like to link to it. This way
    when ever a new employee comes into my deparment all I have to do is have
    them fill out a OUtlook contact and then it would automatically be enter into
    my employee database, instead of having to do it twice. If I can't link
    Access to Outlook can I make Outlook use my database for my its contact
  2. OP

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    in your tables tab, select new, then link,

    then lower down on the link window where is says "Files of Type"
    select either "Exchange()" or Outlook.

    Exchange might be the better.

    I believe the Outlook will get the contact list on YOUR computer.

    Select the Contacts that contain what you are looking for.

    I have the feeling that speed may be the issue, whenever you use the

    But that is the starting point.

    Good Luck.

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