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2559747 - Moving a Contact in Outlook to a New Company Not Working as Expected


You want to reference an existing Outlook contact to a different account. You expect this update will replace the Contact's current relationship master data in C4C. However, instead of deleting the relationship to the existing account, an  additional relationship is created to the second account in the Contact master data in C4C.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. In Outlook select the existing Outlook Contact, referenced to Account A (A represents the account ID of the first, existing account).
  2. Click Add Contact.
  3. In the new pop-up window press Add Reference.
  4. Click Account.
  5. Search and select Account B (B represents the account ID of the second account).
  6. Click OK.

Instead of replacing Account A with Account B in the Relationship tab of the Contact master data, two relationships are nowestablished: One with Account A, one with Account B.


This is expected system behaviour: When a contact has already a relationship to an account and you refer this contact via Outlook to another account, the relationship will not be replaced but added to the contact.


If you need to replace a relationship to an account of a Contact, you need to delete the old relationship manually in the Contact master data in C4C.


Outlook Addin Contact Account Relationship , KBA , LOD-CRM-GW-OUT , Outlook , Problem


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