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Bulk archive or delete contacts and members

I have recently shifted my membership from from a Bundled level to an Individual level. I have no members left in the bundled level and I'd like to delete the level but cannot do so - I think because there are some old lapsed members from the bundled level in the archive. I'd love to be able to set the Archive column to "delete" and re-import and have them go away.

Also, I need to send a blast email to 2,500 non-members to notify them of an upcoming event. I would love to be able to import the list, send them a blast email and then delete them. But without a delete tool I have to :

Export the archive to my computer for safe keeping.
Import the Blast Email list
Send the Blast Email
Re-import the blast email list with archive set to "yes"
delete the archive
Re-import the archive from my home computer.

Any way to delete more that one record at a time would be appreciated.

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  • anonymous_206.223.175.10 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When you click on "Delete all contacts" button it will give you an option to delete just archived contacts.

    Unfortunately, there is no other way to delete contacts in bulk.

  • Paul at PEN commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We also need to delete large groups of contacts.

    An alternative method to Strikers' would be a "Delete contacts" button, similar to the "E-mail contacts" button, where all contacts in your search results are emailed/deleted.

  • Paul at PEN commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is no "Contacts to delete" link on my Account and Billing page. There is "Delete all contacts", but obviously I don't want to do that.

    Even so, I don't want to delete all my archives, but there are about 800 members in this level that I want to delete. Is there really no other way to do this?

  • Strikers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We would love to have a function that allows us to be able to perform a bulk delete of a select group of member or non-member contacts.

    Over time, our contact list becomes very large. Many of the contacts are simply from event registrations and not members. Many of these contacts are repeat users of our events and we would like to keep as non members.

    But, many are not. They registered once and have not returned. We would like to be able to filter out these contacts and delete the records.

    Current state is to do a filtered sort and delete ONE at a Time. I counted 3 steps to delete a single record. Imagine this repeated 100 times.... ( sort, select, delete, return to sort, select, delete, return to sort... ) get the point.

    We envision a simple check box beside the contact record that is to be deleted. Once all the contact records have been checked, simply HIT the delete button and ALL the selected records would be deleted. There could also be a fail safe message - " Are you sure you want to delete these records?"

    This would be significant time saver in managing large contact lists.. Any chance of this becoming a reality???

  • anonymous_206.223.175.10 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is no one click delete for multiple contacts as yet. For now, if you need to delete multiple contacts do the following.

    First, do a bulk archive for all members/contacts. (in export file find column "Archived" and change value to 'yes' for required contacts)

    Next. go to Settings / Account and Billing / and select "Contacts to delete" => Archived only

    Strikers:
    Sounds like a good idea, I would appreciate if you could post it to our Wishlist forum with as many details as possible so that other users could pitch in their ideas and vote for it as well.
    http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist

  • Strikers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We also have a similar need... We would like to be able to perform a bulk delete of a select group of member or non-member contacts.

    We envision a simple check box beside the contact record that is to be deleted. Once all the contact records have been checked, simply HIT the delete button and ALL the selected records would be deleted. There could also be a fail safe message - " Are you sure you want to delete these records?"

    This would be significant time saver in managing large contact lists.. Any chance of this becoming a reality???

    Thanks...

  • Paul at PEN commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How can I delete a large group of contacts?

    If it helps, what I want to do is remove a membership level and all members in it.

    Thanks,
    Paul

  • iant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We would also very much like to be able to perform bulk operations such as delete

    Regards,
    Ian Tilley
    worthing and adur chamber of commerce

  • Francine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would love to bulk edit members. The biggest things I'd want to do:

    Delete/Archive

    Approve Membership

    Approve Payment

    Change group participation

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