Willy shared this with us:
"I found your very interesting page on how to bulk edit "FileAS" info for Outlook contacts. I have a Palm Pre 2 and Microsoft Exchange sync. Due to a bug, phone numbers entered in "Other Phone" field in Outlook won't sync with the smartphone. I was seeking a way to mass edit my contacts to move "other phone" to "mobile phone" (when empty). I used your script and put the following lines in the part used for "FileAs":
If .OtherTelephoneNumber <> "" Then
If .MobileTelephoneNumber = "" Then
.MobileTelephoneNumber = .OtherTelephoneNumber
.OtherTelephoneNumber = ""
It worked like a charm. From 160+ contacts with "OtherPhone", I ended up with less than 10 where Mobile phone was not empty and I needed to store the phone number in another category (home or business or Notes as text). Your code saved my day. Thanks"
Press Alt+F11 to open the VBA editor then copy and paste into ThisOutlookSession then run. Note that it works on the contacts in the default contacts folder.
I tested this code in Outlook 2010. It should work just fine in Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007. (May trigger the Email security prompts in Outlook 2003.)
Public Sub MovePhoneNumber() Dim objOL As Outlook.Application Dim objNS As Outlook.NameSpace Dim objContact As Outlook.ContactItem Dim objItems As Outlook.Items Dim objContactsFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder Dim obj As Object On Error Resume Next Set objOL = CreateObject("Outlook.Application") Set objNS = objOL.GetNamespace("MAPI") Set objContactsFolder = objNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts) Set objItems = objContactsFolder.Items For Each obj In objItems 'Test for contact and not distribution list If obj.Class = olContact Then Set objContact = obj With objContact If .OtherTelephoneNumber <> "" Then If .MobileTelephoneNumber = "" Then .MobileTelephoneNumber = .OtherTelephoneNumber .OtherTelephoneNumber = "" .Save End If End If End With End If Err.Clear Next Set objOL = Nothing Set objNS = Nothing Set obj = Nothing Set objContact = Nothing Set objItems = Nothing Set objContactsFolder = Nothing End Sub
This macro moves the number from the other phone number field to the mobile phone field if the mobile phone field is empty.
The original code is at Bulk Change Outlook Contact's Email Display Name format
To change the File as format on existing contacts, see Bulk Change File As Format for Contacts.