- 04-10-2008, 08:12 AM #2
To import a CSV file into Blackberry:
1. Connect to the BlackBerry Internet Service website and log in using the user's BlackBerry account
2. Click the Address Book link.
3. On navigation bar, click Import.
4. Click Browse.
5. In the Browse field find where the .CSV file is saved, click OK.
6. Click ADD.
- 04-10-2008, 10:28 AM #8
You can import and export a .csv file through Desktop Manager too. One thing I found is that this is import/export only... it will not synchronize between your BB and the desktop. Once you export the BB to .csv and open it in Excel you can add, correct, delete, etc but make sure you save a copy of the file with a different name before importing. For some reason the import process sucks all the entries out and leaves you with an empty file unless there are differences from the BB side. Otherwise this works fairly smooth. Sure beats pecking out long list on the BB.Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.
The import option is missing from T-Mobile UK BIS site
had to export contacts as a CSV from Googlemail/Hotmail
opened the CSV file with Excel
I then saved it back out as MS DOS CSV
imported to Outlook (full version)
put all the "0"s on the back n the front of the UK numbers.
and then used BB desktop manager to sync with Outlook.
Last edited by cirian75; 05-19-2008 at 11:52 PM.
- 05-20-2008, 09:03 AM #12
Click on Synchronize and then Configuration.
Configure Sync which brings up Device <PIN #> Configuration.
Click on Address Book and then Choose, from Available Applications choose ASCII Importer/Exporter.
Under Operation choose either Import or Export, depending on which direction you want to move your data. I learned to check the Refresh button and your sending file will remain intact.
Browse to the file you want to import or name a file for export and click OK twice.
Now you can click on the Synchronize tab ent then Synchronize Now.
You have to make sure you've gone into your Contacts, options on your BB and set wireless sync to Off first.Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.
- 05-22-2008, 10:46 AM #13
i cant get the importing to work. is there a special format that the csv file needs to be in, in order for it to be recognized by the sync importer/exporter tool. Everytime I try to import from the csv file into the BB it says all files were skipped and it doesnt tell me why. I have a feeling the fields arent matched up. So for the BB its First Name and then in the csv file its Name. So they dont match and I tried to get them to match but it wouldnt work.
- 05-22-2008, 12:37 PM #14
Here's a sample .xls file. This is the direct export from Outlook 2003. I use the CSV (comma separated values) DOS format. Works every time. If I mess with the column headings and such to try and "clean it up" then things don't go well. I can't add a .xls file here so I zipped it. Hope this helps.Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.
- 06-05-2008, 10:10 PM #15
I used the Desktop manager to upload the csv formatted file to the device. I figured out that the column headers in the csv file need to match the corresponding entries in your blackberry otherwise the synch engine will ignore those columns.
Thanks for the tips.
- 06-06-2008, 02:01 AM #16
my att bberry internet wite does not have the 'address book' link.
i'm trying to get my google contacts. i've exported these to .csv file. i've then imported them to outlook. however, i've got gazillions of conacts on outlook and only want my google contacts.
so i thought i could simply import the google exported .csv file and import it directly.
i'm back to the dilemma that there is no 'address book' link.
any suggestions before i pull the last hair off my head!
- 01-08-2009, 01:43 PM #17
No desktop contact manager software?
I'm surprised that Desktop Manager doesn't have a Contact Manager built in.
So you can do your edits with a desktop application rather then with a CSV file.
When I had my Palm 3 way back in the day, even that had a PC version of the contact manager that I just edited and then synched. Was pretty sweet.
Is there anything like this for the BB?
- CrackBerry Genius
01-31-2009, 08:09 AM #19
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Open DM then go to synchronize. Then go to configuration and select synchronization. Configure synchronization for my desktop program.Then select address book and asciiimpoter/exporter. Set up the options from there as you desire.
- 11-17-2009, 01:38 PM #21
Importing CSV into Curve
I'll tell ya, those wizards at RIM must think we can read friggin' minds! Thanks, RIM folks for making us do your technical doc writing for you!!
Critical that you import using the following data on the 1st line of your csv file.
First Name Middle Name Last Name Title Company Name Work Phone Work Phone 2 Home Phone Home Phone 2 Other Phone Fax Mobile Phone PIN Pager Email Address 1 Email Address 2 Email Address 3 Address1 Address2 Address3 City State/Prov Zip/Postal Code Country Home Address1 Home Address2 Home Address3 Home City Home State/Prov Home Zip/Postal Code Home Country Notes Interactive Handheld 1-way Pager Salutation Web Address Direct Connect Categories Birthday Anniversary
Note, SPECIFICALLY, the Email Address # field. It is NOT Internet Address#. NOTE SPACES!!!
Also, you DO NOT need to import with single or double quotes. Saving a .csv file right out of Excel worked.
Watch for special character quotes that Word uses. Standard DOS text worked best for me.
- CrackBerry Newbie
12-21-2009, 11:49 PM #23
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I'm a customer at T-Mobile and I have the csv file from all my contacts... today is a brand new day, transferring to Sprint and getting a blackberry tour for the 1st time... I've had experiences with the importing and exporting stuff... but one question... even though I'm no longer with T-Mobile, I still can import my contacts to Sprint Blackberry Tour with the csv file, correct? Just wanted to know. Thanks.-KMcQuay
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