Issue 62370 - Cannot connect to Outlook Addresses if Distribution List exists
Summary: Cannot connect to Outlook Addresses if Distribution List exists
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P4 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Blocks: 123575
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Reported: 2006-02-21 08:30 UTC by colebantam
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description colebantam 2006-02-21 08:30:54 UTC
If there is one ore more distribution lists in outlook, OOo 2.0.x can NOT 
access this database.

My Setup:
Windows XP with Outlook 2003. Contacts folder with included "Distribution Lists
" (Don't know if that is the correct definition in English Outlook, it is a 
translation from the German "Verteilerliste"). I cannot connect to the database 
with OOo 2.0.x. If I delete the "Distribution List" everything is fine, and I 
can access the data.
Comment 1 christoph.lukasiak 2006-02-22 11:24:17 UTC
i can repro that like described
Comment 2 ocke.janssen 2006-02-23 06:40:41 UTC
Could you please take care for this one. Thanks.
Comment 3 alex.thurgood 2006-08-09 16:41:50 UTC
@all : maybe this ought to be confirmed then ;-)

problem still present in 2.0.3, reported on French n-l user list

Comment 4 asimonelli 2008-12-10 19:56:12 UTC
Problem still exists in 3.0 Build 9358.  I am using Outlook 2003
and Windows XP as well.  I have gotten it to work but I can't explain why. 
First I created a second folder of contacts and named it "Distribution Lists". 
I moved my distribution lists into that folder.  I then moved the distribution
lists back into the contacts folder.  I open the OpenOffice Base Document and it
can connect.  I then delete the "Distribution Lists" folder and removed it from
my Outlook Contacts.  Now when I open the address book up in OpenOffice,
Everything is there and even the distribution lists show up as tables.  New
distribution lists work without having to move them.  Strange huh?

Also, the error message is misleading.  It states that: "No Outlook(MAPI)
Addressbook Exists".  It took a lot of Googling and finely searching OpenOffice
issues to realize the problem is Distribution Lists.
Comment 5 Keith N. McKenna 2017-03-18 21:09:28 UTC
Support for Outlook Address Book as a data source for Address Book Wizard was removed in AOO Version 4.1 with the change from SeaMonkey to NSS for cryptography services; therefore I am closing this as obsolete.
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:05:12 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".