When you load new contacts, it lets you know how many of those were updated. If it knows this, it should be able to show you who specifically was updated with the new upload.
used to be able to look at last imports and see what needed fixing
Is there a way to merge contacts in the new layout? Second question, can you no longer see who wasn't added or why, when adding a list of contacts. It says " 5 added, 7 updated, 2 not added", but not who or why, like it used to.
I feel like it's one step forward and the one step backwards. I like that I see the progress bar when I add new contacts but I would like to know what list I updated. This is a feature in the previous version that I regret is no longer available.
you need to include the unsubscribe's contact information on the activity report when importing a list in order for me to run my business properly.
It would be helpful to be able to select multiple lists and then add or remove them from another list. Also, on the activity page, it would be nice to see which lists have been removed instead of seeing "36 contacts have been removed from a list" Thanks!
Thanks for posting this feedback!
When uploading contacts I get a message of how many contacts were uploaded and how many were updated. I'm interested to know which contacts were updated. Could you add a feature, if one clicks on the "Updated Contacts" section, a pop-up would appear telling me the names or emails of the people. This will save me time going through and searching which contacts had previously been added. It'll save me time, especially when I have to comb through a list of 15 contacts. I send updated contacts a different message encouraging them to call us right away vs. a general welcome message. Does that make sense? Thank you.
Just for perspective, in Mailchimp, we were always able to review the entire upload to a mailing list and review carefully those that were unsubscribed, those that existed that were updated, hard bounces, soft bounces, etc. Coming from MC, it's VERY annoying to not have this information and to have contacts so difficult to manage! I hope this feature is coming soon - this thread started in 2013.
When uploading a list of contacts to Constant Contact, a report is automatically created with various exceptions. Entities with "No Permissions Set" should be included on the exception report. Then I can be proactive to "fix" them as appropriate instead of "reacting" when I am contacted and asked why someone was not invited to an event. Many times it is due to "No Permissions Set." My uploaded lists are too large to verify one-by-one that each record was uploaded. Thank you.
When Import of contacts is complete, there will be a message such as: "There were 27 contacts added. 2 contacts were updated." I don't see any way to see WHICH were updated. Want to make sure it wasn't someone with the same name overwriting a previous subscriber, for instance. Need to see which were updated and in what way. Thanks.
Hi @LynnM902 thanks for reaching out with the feedback on your contacts! I would however like to clarify that all contacts are recognized and updated based on their email address. Meaning anyone with the same name will not overwrite any other subscriber. Only the information included in your upload is what will be updated. I also wold like to mention exporting your list will allow you to see which contacts were updated.
The date and time your contact was last updated is one of the fields you can include in your export.
Show which Contacts/email addresses were Updated and which were New
Hi @PhilP2 thanks for sharing this feedback with us! The activity status pop-up does flash on the screen before it is no longer visible. You can however still see this information under the Activity Page of your contacts. How and where would you expect this information to display on your page instead?
It would be helpful if more detail could be provided on the activity screen. To be more specific (though other activities may lend themselves to other details) - when importing a list of contacts to add them to a list (or multiple), it would be very helpful to be able to look back and see exactly which lists they were added to. All it tells me now is "Imported: # contacts (# new, # updated)."
8 years since this thread started and there is still no way to see which contacts were updated during an upload.
@Constant Contact - how can I see which contacts were updated during an upload? I need to be able to check and ensure they were properly updated, I can't just trust that the software imported my file perfectly....
Hi everyone. Thank you all so much for taking the time to explain your use cases of why and how you would expect to see which contacts were updated during a file import. We’ve compiled and discussed much of this feedback you’ve shared internally. We apologize at this time there are no immediate developments pertaining to this request, but we are continuing to share the feedback and use cases discussed here. We will mark this as Acknowledged and will post any updates we may hear from our teams.
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