import .vcf file in contacts



  • Hello All

    Is there a way to import contacts in kopano ? I have a .vcf file from thunderbird with
    lots of addresses that needs to be imported . The “Import to folder” menu item for attachments suggets it should be possible , but actual results of that import are rather disappointing.
    It shows a file in contacts , containg the content of the .vcf file, which is nice , but rather useles.

    Wim


  • Kopano

    Hi @systux ,

    as an admin you can easily import such data through python-kopano. An example script can be found at https://stash.kopano.io/projects/KC/repos/kopanocore/browse/swig/python/kopano/scripts/import_rfc.py

    @systux said in import .vcf file in contacts:

    The “Import to folder” menu item for attachments suggets it should be possible , but actual results of that import are rather disappointing.

    I’m sure my webapp colleges would be happy if you could elaborate on that a bit. Importing vcf files is something that was recently being worked on as far as I remember.



  • Otherwise another easy way that I use without having to run a command is to email yourself the contacts on an Android phone (perhaps it works on iPhone) and provided you have z-push installed, you can just import the contacts in that account, and they will make their way back to Kopano via z-push. Works perfectly.



  • I was looking for such a solution, too. I stumbled over this thread but unfortunately it didn’t work for me, neither with the “right-click onto a .vcf file” --> “import” within WebApp and nor with the suggested python script. My .vcf contains about 30 contacts in this syntax:

    BBEGIN:VCARD
    VERSION:3.0
    FN:George Penny (nickname)
    N:Penny (nickname);George;;;
    EMAIL;TYPE=HOME:george@pen.ny
    ADR;TYPE=HOME,PREF:;;Example St. 1;Berlin;;12345;DE
    END:VCARD
    
    BEGIN:VCARD
    VERSION:3.0
    FN:John Doe
    N:Doe;John;;;
    BDAY:1950-01-01
    EMAIL;TYPE=HOME:don@joe.priv
    EMAIL;TYPE=HOME:john@doe.foo
    END:VCARD
    
    [ ...] and so on ...
    

    if you import this .vcf file only the first contact is imported into Kopano WebApp, the rest is ignored.



  • any clues how to fix that?


  • Kopano

    Hi @micro,

    at this time the interface indeed only supports one item at a time. We do have tickets to allow for multi item upload from a single file (for example https://jira.kopano.io/browse/KC-1487).

    The workaround for the moment would be to separate your contacts out into individual files.



  • Thanks for feedback. Workaround will be funny if you want to this for 300 contacts :) so I guess we need to wait for the implementation as suggested on the ticket you showed me.


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