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Challenges with importing contacts, migration to frontline 2,
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I typed list of contacts on excel and want to import them on my Frontline database. please assist. I was also working on my lap and have my database of contact and messages already in my laptop. now…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sila Kisoso Nov 26, 2012.

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Danielle Rodriguez replied to Vincent Orwa Alila's discussion Challenges with importing contacts, migration to frontline 2,
"Hi Sila and Vincent,  Quick question, is it possible to download both version 1.6 and 2.0 onto the same computer without 1.6 simply upgrading? We're thinking we might export csv from frontline forms in 1.6 and then use smart groups feature…"
Nov 24, 2012
Vincent Orwa Alila replied to Vincent Orwa Alila's discussion Challenges with importing contacts, migration to frontline 2,
"Thanks Sila. I think Al wait. Am having good experience with v 1. "
Jul 11, 2012
Vincent Orwa Alila replied to Vincent Orwa Alila's discussion Challenges with importing contacts, migration to frontline 2,
"Hey am cool with exporting and importing now. I managed to use the importing text wizard and i no longer have problems with the 0's. thanks for that. Now am quite conversant with version 1 am trying to understand version 2 and i can see…"
Jul 11, 2012
Laura Walker Hudson replied to Vincent Orwa Alila's discussion Challenges with importing contacts, migration to frontline 2,
"Hi Vincent This is a pernicious little problem with importing CSVs containing phone numbers into Excel. If you're exporting from v1, try first exporting the CSV as normal. Then open Excel without opening a document. Go to 'Get data'…"
Jul 10, 2012
Vincent Orwa Alila replied to Vincent Orwa Alila's discussion Challenges with importing contacts, migration to frontline 2,
"Thanks Laura I am able to import and Export. The imported contacts however comes without 0 ie. 725..... instead of 0725... is this a problem. I will upgrade to frontline 2. then I come back to the discussion."
Jul 10, 2012
Laura Walker Hudson replied to Vincent Orwa Alila's discussion Challenges with importing contacts, migration to frontline 2,
"Hi Vincent Great to hear from you. You can read about importing contacts on version 1 here: http://help.frontlinesms.com/manuals/1.6.16.3/filemenu.htm If you wish to keep the same version of FrontlineSMS and just copy your database across, then…"
Jul 10, 2012
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Challenges with importing contacts, migration to frontline 2,

I typed list of contacts on excel and want to import them on my Frontline database. please assist. I was also working on my lap and have my database of contact and messages already in my laptop. now i want to move these to the desktop that will be the host computer in my ICT center. How do I do this. And finally I am thinking of migrating to Frontline SMS 2 without loosing my Dbase. Advice here again.See More
Jul 10, 2012
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