How to bulk edit address elements in secondary addresses

I have some contacts with both a work and a home address. When I search for those without a country (note that this type of search is currently malfunctioning) and then do a bulk edit to change their home country field, this apparently not possible because the list of possible bulk edit field only gives me a "country" field and it doesn't specify which country this will be applied to (annoying, because it forces you to do some tests first before you can actually do what you set out to do. This could be fixed by giving more specific information in the drop-down menu).

Anyway, I found that it is apparently the first address that is modified in bulk edit,, regardless of it being a home or a work address. Now, my question is: how can I bulk edit the other addresses?

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  • Hi Christoph,

    There isn't a way to bulk edit the address. You can choose to export the records and re-import them with the address you would like to include.

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    Thanks Nora. But I suppose the export-import process means that all links will be lost, right?

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  • Hi Christoph,

    Yes, the links will be lost.

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    So the export-import solution is not a solution in any realistic scenario. So we have to wait for the merge-upon-import feature? But even with that, I'm not sure it will be solved as it will probably preserve the "old" version of the address and just add the newly imported one as a third one. And since there is no way to bulk delete secondary addresses, I'm perhaps left with more of a mess than before. :-(

    So what to do?

    Maybe you could suggest to the people working on that import and merge feature (or whatever it's called) that they take such a scenarion into consideration, for example by allowing something like "bulk-replace" for specified fields (i.e. to exempt certain fields from the non-destructive merge process)?

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