Please add export to vcard feature

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ryttingm
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Please add export to vcard feature

Postby ryttingm » Fri May 20, 2011 11:57 am

One thing I really miss in the new directory is the export to vcard option from the old directory. I like to keep an updated list of contacts in my gmail account, and the formatting of importing the vcf file vs the csv file is significantly better.

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Postby mckingsley » Sat May 21, 2011 10:56 pm

I agree. Also especially useful to export ultimately to the iphone, etc. The LDS Tools app is nice, but would be nicer to actually have the ward directory in a group in the actual iphone address book.

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Postby zaneclark » Sun May 22, 2011 2:04 pm

You can export the directory as a csv file and then convert it to vcard using one of several free programs available. I found several with a google search but haven't tried any of them so can't guarantee anything....

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Postby mckingsley » Sun May 22, 2011 8:56 pm

Yeah I understand that, just wondering why they went backwards. They used to have vcard. If anything vcard is getting more prevalent today and easier to work with than .csv But csv is good to have as an option also.

Ideal case senario would be some sync like in the Calendar system.

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Postby jdlessley » Sun May 22, 2011 9:29 pm

mckingsley wrote:Yeah I understand that, just wondering why they went backwards. They used to have vcard. If anything vcard is getting more prevalent today and easier to work with than .csv But csv is good to have as an option also.

Ideal case senario would be some sync like in the Calendar system.
The new directory is not fully developed. There is a new release expected in June or July. Most of the capabilities currently released are just enough to provide a a reasonable capability. I would expect that the vCard will be included eventually.
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Have you tried finding your answer on the LDS.org Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?

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Postby rbeede » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:51 pm

I just wrote a Perl script that can take the new CSV export format from the new Directory tool and converts it to vCard format.

This works much better when importing into Google Contacts for example.

You can find it at http://www.rodneybeede.com/downloads/LDS%20Directory%20CSV%20to%20vCard.7z licensed under the GNU GPL.

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Postby ctoddy » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:55 pm

rbeede - It could be because I'm perl illiterate, but I can't get the script to work.

I do agree - we need the vCard back. LDS Tools is neat and all, but when someone calls me the fact that the number is in LDS tools doesn't help my contact list on my phone.

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Postby rbeede » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:13 pm

What doesn't work with the script?


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