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Old 05-26-2005, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I support some BB users with BB7290's through Cingular. They use desktop manager to synchronize their contacts with an Act! 2000 database, but contacts with more than one e-mail address in Act! only get one address on the BB.

Their BB OS is v3.8. Is this resolved with the v4.0 OS (which I can fix), or is it a problem with Act! synchronization (which I can't)?

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Old 05-26-2005, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use companion link to synch with ACT and find that it only synchs the primary email address. In setup, you can change one of the fields to give you another email address field, but it will still give you only the primary address.
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why companion link and not intellisync or hhc?
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why companion link and not intellisync or hhc?
I'm not familiar with HHC but I understand that "Handheld Contact consists of two software programs, one for your BlackBerry ("HHC BlackBerry Software") and the other for your desktop/laptop with ACT! installed ("HHC Plug-In")."

Companionlink works with Intellicync and only requires loading one software program for your desktop.
"CompanionLink will move your ACT! contact information to the built-in Address Book application on the BlackBerry handheld. You can edit the information, and add new contacts, and that information will be synchronized back to your ACT! database.

The synchronized information includes:

* Name, Company, Address, City, State, Zip and Country.
* Four "Custom Fields" of your choice.
* Notes, history or attachment information.

With CompanionLink, you can specify the number of contact notes to attach to the contact information (max. 25 per contact), to be visible in the BlackBerry Address Book application."
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thanks for the info. Once ACT is on the BB, can you mine the database just as you were sitting at your desktop? Also, how many contacts will the BB hold? one more thing, any opinion about Doublebook? Thanks again.
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thanks for the info. Once ACT is on the BB, can you mine the database just as you were sitting at your desktop? Also, how many contacts will the BB hold? one more thing, any opinion about Doublebook? Thanks again.
It's difficult to mine the database on Blackberry the way you would on your desktop, because you will only have 4 custom fields and will not be able to set up searches in the same way. I'm not sure how many ACT contacts the bb will hold. Mine only has about 1200 on it so far, but I only sync the ones that I am currently working with.
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