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One of our coalitions decided to keep their mailing list in Outlook and use "enter" to separate address lines 1 & 2. In Excel .csv format, the list looks normal (1 row, 1 record) except the address field has a hard return in it for about 300 records which means that as a text file it is totally messed up. Now I need to mail to their list. Is there any relatively easy way to delete the hard return? I'm REALLY trying not to have to do this manually.
I'm putting together our first major mailing in Access, and I need help adding a # sign or the text "Apt." to the data in our "apartment numbers" field. This is for the purpose of creating mailing labels.
Anyone have a simple solution?
VOP is having an internal discussion of whether or not to upgrade to Filemaker 7.0 from 6.0, and I'm trying to remember the details of why it isn't a good idea.
1)What could we do with 7 that we can't do with 6?
2)Would it have any impact on our online access to the database?
3)Arif and Dirk mentioned it would require some re-writing to port over our current data. Any more details on that?
how are folks [in Access] separating voter info from the main contact info when you get your dbase enhanced? i want to create a different table for the election info but I'm not sure how to separate it when it comes back.
What is database enhancement?
What is it used for?
What is the best way to do it?
Can anyone share with me their ideas of how they are linking up donor information from bookkeep software to the database? We are now doing double entry. We like to be more efficient about this.
I am trying to help another organization export all of the payment information and all contact information for all individuals from ebase. I'm not sure what I'm doing - or what I'm doing wrong - but when I get the payment file it does not match the names file. I don't know much about ebase, but I'm assuming that the 'contribution62' from the names file should match the 'contribution62's in the payment file. When I checked what's in the export against what is in ebase, they don't match. Does anyone have any experience with this? I am really not very familiar with ebase and I'm not even sure that I'm exporting the correct payment information. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!