outlook xp translation error 0x80070057 import'g contacts fr exce

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Peter

I'm running Windows XP with SP3 and latest updates with Office XP small

business.

When I try to import contacts from an excell spreadsheet I get the error:

Translation Error MAPI 0x80070057 and will not allow the import of my

contacts. The file was an export prior to an XP reload. I do not see much to

help from the Microsoft website, any ideas
 

Brian Tillman

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"Peter" <Peter> wrote in message

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> I'm running Windows XP with SP3 and latest updates with Office XP small
> business.
> When I try to import contacts from an excell spreadsheet I get the error:
> Translation Error MAPI 0x80070057 and will not allow the import of my
> contacts. The file was an export prior to an XP reload. I do not see much
> to
> help from the Microsoft website, any ideas


Is the Business Contact manager installed? If so, if the import for a regular

Contacts folder or the business contacts? Why did you export anything? Do

you still have access to the PST that was in use prior to the reload? That's

what you should have saved, not an export of anything.

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Karl Timmermans

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If you're running BCM - then the import/export process is a separate and

different animal then the one contained in standard Outlook so this is

really a BCM related question. BCM stores it's primary data in a backend

SQL database whereas standard Outlook will have it in a PST file (assuming

no Exch in play).

However, in general, there are 3 primary reasons that the import/export

wizard will suddenly retire with a less than an informative message which

are:

#1 - There is an issue with the header field names for the file. Since you

mentioned that this was an exported Outlook file - can safely rule that out

since Outlook uses its "very safe" internal field names on an export so not

likely to be the cause of anything in this case

#2 - It encountered some data it didn't like in one of the contact items.

Unfortunately, the only remote clue you have as to which contact item is

causing this is to take a look to see if anything got exported at all and

go from there.

#3 - Corrupt contact item(s) that is/are seldom referenced in normal

day-to-day operation. In this case, it's impossible to directly identify

which contact item it is since it can't be recalled. Given you're

description - not likely to be the cause since you have exported your data

and error has occured on import - so issue will be related to item#2

The other item noticed is that when importing in standard Outlook and the

"Check for duplicates" is checked - Outlook can become very, very moody as

to if it is going to complete the import without an error - something else

to check.

Of course, if you are not using BCM (or importing to a PST file), then to

echo a question already asked - why are you exporting/importing at all? -

wrong way to move information.

Karl

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ContactGenie - QuickPort/DataPort/Exporter/Toolkit/Duplicate Contact Mgr

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"Peter" <Peter> wrote in message

news:8A0711B3-8395-4754-A5DA-757317294BC7@microsoft.com...
> I'm running Windows XP with SP3 and latest updates with Office XP small
> business.
> When I try to import contacts from an excell spreadsheet I get the error:
> Translation Error MAPI 0x80070057 and will not allow the import of my
> contacts. The file was an export prior to an XP reload. I do not see
> much to
> help from the Microsoft website, any ideas
 
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