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posted 2018-05-24 09:56:19 +0200

Finally solved.

In the end it was the data in my google contacts that was the problem. The contacts looked fine in web browser and in Sailfish and there were no duplicates. But when exporting the contacts from google contacts as a comma separated text file and examined in excel, there were several suspicious things.

The following things were discovered: - multiple line breaks within many address fields - data for some name fields were not in correct place, e.g. given name and surname offset one field to the right - of the offset names, some began with a space - duplicate emails, addresses and phone numbers in same row (for the same person) - a great amount of differing labels for a lot of fields (this I don't think matters, but cleaned it anyway)

When cleaning up everything, it finally looks like the endless deletion and re-synchronization in Sailfish has stopped.

Finally solved.

In the end it was the data in my google contacts that was the problem. The contacts looked fine in web browser and in Sailfish and there were no duplicates. But when exporting the contacts from google contacts as a comma separated text file and examined in excel, there were several suspicious things.

The following things were discovered: - discovered:

  • multiple line breaks within many address fields - fields
  • data for some name fields were not in correct place, e.g. given name and surname offset one field to the right - right
  • of the offset names, some began with a space - space
  • duplicate emails, addresses and phone numbers in same row (for the same person) - person)
  • a great amount of differing labels for a lot of fields (this I don't think matters, but cleaned it anyway)

When cleaning up everything, it finally looks like the endless deletion and re-synchronization in Sailfish has stopped.