Is there a way I can import mobile numbers from my DataExtension into my mobileConnect list?

Currently, first I have to filter my data then I need to export that file and then I modify the file and upload again in mobile connect.

I looking to fetch the data directly from my email DataExtension. Is this possible?

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This can be done using Import Mobile Contacts: MobileConnect with Automation Studio. You can also process it manually using an Import Definition in Contact Builder.

I currently have this working in a daily (scheduled) Automation, and it works well.
Just be aware that "Importing" customers into the Mobile Connect "list" constitutes a "subscription", and will re-opt-in customers who may have unsubscribed from your SMS service.

  • How do you manage the fact that potentially opt-out contacts may become re-opt-in? Dec 1, 2017 at 15:10
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    Sorry for the late reply - Depending on your usage & data structure, you could use a Data Extension to hold subscription status (and use a Query Activity to check against it), or you could use the native _MobileAddress table (see: salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/36287/…) Jan 31, 2018 at 22:41

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