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Bulk updating multiple contacts and their lists

Bulk updating multiple contacts and their lists

I ran into an issue where I needed to update over 1,000 contacts who were all on different (multiple) lists. There isn't a way to use a Header (i.e. Email Lists) so that when contacts are imported their lists are also updated. Instead you can only add them to one list. I highly recommend Constant Contact upgrade their system to also allow an Email List header so multiple contacts can be added to multiple lists in one bulk step. Thank you.
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In the older version of Constant Contact I was able to upload numerous contacts from one file into several different Contact lists by using a Contact list field in my spreadsheet. Without this feature, I have to sort and save all my contacts in separate Excel files before I upload each of them. It is so time consuming.

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We create many jobs in a given week and prefer to upload email list files for our jobs because our local database tools allow for better query filtering.  However, the upload of these numerous files is very time consuming.  This time could be greatly reduced if your upload widget allowed for uploading multiple files at the same time.  Each file could then be put into a separate list, perhaps a list with the same name as the uploaded file.

 

This would be a huge time saver for us.

 

There is also a step with each upload where fields must be mapped.  This step could be skipped with the multiple file upload with the requirement that only standard or preexisting field names are allowed with automatic checking.

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I have a couple lists that I want to ensure dont have the same contacts in them. It would be great to be able to control what lists contacts are if what lists the were on was an import column option.
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I entered one year worth of emails and added tags instead of lists. I spoke with several different techs to find out how to fix this. I was told that I could download my master list, make the changes and reload the master list. There is no option under "select a field" for lists. This is a MUCH needed option.