How to create Contacts folder in Python

  • Hi,

    I’m trying to import contacts but I’m unable to create a sub-folder of type contacts. I can create a folder just fine like this:

    store = kopano.user(username).store
    contacts = store.contacts

    But it is created without a PR_CONTAINER_CLASS_W Property, so Webapp displays it as a mail folder. I tried various ways to set that property, but it all fails.
    For example, this was my most promising idea:

    folder = contacts.get_folder(new_foldername)
    folder.prop(PR_CONTAINER_CLASS_W, True, "IPF.Contact")

    But this raises the following error:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "", line 31, in <module>
        folder.prop(PR_CONTAINER_CLASS_W, True, "IPF.Contact")
      File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/kopano/", line 42, in prop
      File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/kopano/", line 204, in prop
        return create_prop(self, mapiobj, proptag, value=value, proptype=proptype)
      File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/kopano/", line 169, in create_prop
        elif proptype2 & MV_FLAG:
    TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for &: 'str' and 'int'

    How can i create a contacts folder or change an existing folder to contain contacts?

    Thanks for you help.