"File As" option lost company name- Mass change?

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Marathon

Somehow I lost the company name associations in "file as" in over 1500

contacts. Probably had something to do with synching a blackberry.

Is there a way to recreate this en mass if a company exists and do nothing

of none exists etc?

EX

John Doe.

XYX, INC

File as:

John Doe (XYX, Inc.)

TIA!
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
The code sample at http://www.slipstick.com/contacts/file-as.htm sets the

fileas. This uses Outlook's default fileas types so you don't need to test

for the presence of a company name - if there isn't a company name it uses

Last, First only.

"Marathon" <jsssbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message

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> Somehow I lost the company name associations in "file as" in over 1500
> contacts. Probably had something to do with synching a blackberry.
> Is there a way to recreate this en mass if a company exists and do nothing
> of none exists etc?

> EX

> John Doe.
> XYX, INC

> File as:

> John Doe (XYX, Inc.)

> TIA!
>
 
M

Marathon

I see that yes, but how do I reset old ones that already exist?

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message

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> The code sample at http://www.slipstick.com/contacts/file-as.htm sets the
> fileas. This uses Outlook's default fileas types so you don't need to
> test for the presence of a company name - if there isn't a company name it
> uses Last, First only.

> >

>

>

> "Marathon" <jsssbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eNc$rS6wJHA.4980@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> > Somehow I lost the company name associations in "file as" in over 1500
> > contacts. Probably had something to do with synching a blackberry.
> > Is there a way to recreate this en mass if a company exists and do
> > nothing of none exists etc?
>

>> EX
>

>> John Doe.
> > XYX, INC
>

>> File as:
>

>> John Doe (XYX, Inc.)
>

>> TIA!
> >
 
M

Marathon

I get it a bit better.

I ran the script and wound up with No names at all in "File as", Just blanks

need a bit of help with what to edit in the script.

any way to fix this?

"Marathon" <jsssbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message

news:utk4$X7wJHA.4592@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> I see that yes, but how do I reset old ones that already exist?

> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:eBKHxP7wJHA.4364@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > The code sample at http://www.slipstick.com/contacts/file-as.htm sets the
> > fileas. This uses Outlook's default fileas types so you don't need to
> > test for the presence of a company name - if there isn't a company name
> > it uses Last, First only.
>

>> > >

>

>
>
>>

>

>>

>

>> or point
> > your

>

>
>> "Marathon" <jsssbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:eNc$rS6wJHA.4980@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >> Somehow I lost the company name associations in "file as" in over 1500
> >> contacts. Probably had something to do with synching a blackberry.
> >> Is there a way to recreate this en mass if a company exists and do
> >> nothing of none exists etc?
> >
>>> EX
> >
>>> John Doe.
> >> XYX, INC
> >
>>> File as:
> >
>>> John Doe (XYX, Inc.)
> >
>>> TIA!
> >>


>
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
What version of outlook?

That's weird. There is nothing to edit - you just need to remove the ' from

in front of the format you want to use and run it - it sets the file as

field to that format for each contact.

"Marathon" <jsssbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message

news:#jF6mk7wJHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> I get it a bit better.

> I ran the script and wound up with No names at all in "File as", Just
> blanks need a bit of help with what to edit in the script.

> any way to fix this?

> "Marathon" <jsssbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:utk4$X7wJHA.4592@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> >I see that yes, but how do I reset old ones that already exist?
>

>
>> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message
> > news:eBKHxP7wJHA.4364@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >> The code sample at http://www.slipstick.com/contacts/file-as.htm sets
> >> the fileas. This uses Outlook's default fileas types so you don't need
> >> to test for the presence of a company name - if there isn't a company
> >> name it uses Last, First only.
> >
>>> > >>

> >
>>
>>
>>>

> >>
>>>

> >>
>>>> or point
> >> your

> >
>>
>>> "Marathon" <jsssbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:eNc$rS6wJHA.4980@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >>> Somehow I lost the company name associations in "file as" in over 1500
> >>> contacts. Probably had something to do with synching a blackberry.
> >>> Is there a way to recreate this en mass if a company exists and do
> >>> nothing of none exists etc?
> >>
>>>> EX
> >>
>>>> John Doe.
> >>> XYX, INC
> >>
>>>> File as:
> >>
>>>> John Doe (XYX, Inc.)
> >>
>>>> TIA!
> >>>

>

>>


>
 
M

Marathon

I figured it out and it worked like a charm.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message

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> What version of outlook?

> That's weird. There is nothing to edit - you just need to remove the '
> from in front of the format you want to use and run it - it sets the file
> as field to that format for each contact.

> >

>

>

> "Marathon" <jsssbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:#jF6mk7wJHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> > I get it a bit better.
>

>> I ran the script and wound up with No names at all in "File as", Just
> > blanks need a bit of help with what to edit in the script.
>

>> any way to fix this?
>

>
>> "Marathon" <jsssbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:utk4$X7wJHA.4592@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> >>I see that yes, but how do I reset old ones that already exist?
> >
>>
>>> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message
> >> news:eBKHxP7wJHA.4364@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >>> The code sample at http://www.slipstick.com/contacts/file-as.htm sets
> >>> the fileas. This uses Outlook's default fileas types so you don't
> >>> need to test for the presence of a company name - if there isn't a
> >>> company name it uses Last, First only.
> >>
>>>> > >>>

> >>
>>>
>>>
>>>>

> >>>>
>>>>

> >>>>
>>>>>> or point
> >>> your

> >>
>>>
>>>> "Marathon" <jsssbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >>> news:eNc$rS6wJHA.4980@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >>>> Somehow I lost the company name associations in "file as" in over 1500
> >>>> contacts. Probably had something to do with synching a blackberry.
> >>>> Is there a way to recreate this en mass if a company exists and do
> >>>> nothing of none exists etc?
> >>>
>>>>> EX
> >>>
>>>>> John Doe.
> >>>> XYX, INC
> >>>
>>>>> File as:
> >>>
>>>>> John Doe (XYX, Inc.)
> >>>
>>>>> TIA!
> >>>
>>
>>>

>

>>
 
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