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GarthH9
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Registered: ‎05-15-2012

Reverse Merge

I have two lists. I want to delete all the contacts in List #2 that are in List #1. How do I do that?

Marissa_R
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Re: Reverse Merge

Hi Garth!

 

This is really easy to do!

 

First make a copy of List #1

Then export List #2 (Contacts tab > Export link)

Save the exported file to your Desktop so you remember where it is

Go back into the Contacts tab and click the Remove List Link

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The next page is 2 steps.  For step 1, select the copied List #1.  For step 2, upload the exported list #2 that is saved on your desktop.

 

Then click the Golden Yellow Remove button.

 

And viola!  Your contacts that are in list 2 will have been removed from list 1.  The reason I had you copy List 1 is so you don't remove contacts that you may want to email again later.

 

I hope that helps!

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GarthH9
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Registered: ‎05-15-2012

Re: Reverse Merge

Thanks, this makes sense, but you got it backwards. I want to delete contacts from LIST 2, not from LIST 1.

 

I have potential customers in LIST 2, and actual customers in LIST 1. When potential customers become actual cutsomers, they get put in LIST 1, but I needed a way to make sure no one in LIST 1 is in LIST 2.

 

I just reversed your lists and it works. Thanks!

Marissa_R
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Re: Reverse Merge

You're welcome, Garth!  OOPS! Sorry about getting them backwards! But I'm glad that you were able to complete removing based on my instructions!  Glad to help!

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