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[] CardDAV with owncloud - duplicate fields in some entries

asked 2015-10-02 10:44:59 +0200

mdosch gravatar image

Since I got CardDAV working with my owncloud (8.1.3) and experienced some strange behavior:

Contacts with postal adress got some fields duplicated. For example there is 4x phone number, 4x email adress, 4x post adress. It's odd but contacts without postal adress (only phone number(s), email adress) don't get fields duplicated.

As I never had problems like this with Lightning, Gnome-Shell or SyncEvolution before I suspect SFOS to do something weird.

Has somebody experienced something familiar with this?

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I'm running my own CardDAV server based on SabreDAV (so does ownCloud).

And I'm experiencing the same : all fields are duplicated. This doesn't appear on a contact card. It appears when you edit a card.

For all my contacts, I now have 2 (same) telephone numbers instead of 1 (or 4 instead of 2), 2 adresses, etc... It just makes editing a contact a bit more difficult :/

(Hopefully, it doesn't have an impact on the cards on the server side)

François ( 2015-10-02 12:18:18 +0200 )edit

can confirm the same behaviour with OwnCloud 8.1

argonius ( 2015-10-02 14:06:25 +0200 )edit

Duplicating fields are often a result of one of the multiple clients locally naming their fields differently, which easily leads them to be uploaded again. I have seen this happen in corporate Exchange environment very often with users having phones and tablets from different vendors (especially with android+ios combination).

I haven't experienced this issue with owncloud (8.1.3 or earlier) at all, but I've been using only Sailfish and CardDAV-sync on Android at the same time.

Note: Edit mode may show local number and remote number, but as long as it does not show in normal mode in card, it should not cause duplicates on server/remote.

Manatus ( 2015-10-02 14:41:59 +0200 )edit

@Manatus: I'm only using Sailfish as client (for now), so the duplicating fields are definitely a SFOS issue.

Note: Edit mode may show local number and remote number, but as long as it does not show in normal mode in card, it should not cause duplicates on server/remote.

Yes, that's what I was describing.

François ( 2015-10-02 15:10:26 +0200 )edit

@mdosch, Ah, very bad reading on my part, sorry.

I've got the problem too with OC 8.1.3. Everything was ok until I added street and post number on Sailfish to a contact. It duplicated email and phone number information in Owncloud.

Street address and post number didn't multiply, only email and phone number.

Manatus ( 2015-10-02 16:35:43 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-11-14 13:51:44 +0200

konstin gravatar image

I've experienced the same problems with OwnCloud 8.2 and Sailfish OS

Though I can not explain why this happens, I could get rid of most of the duplicates by opening one entry, choosing "link" from the pull-down menu and then selecting all entries from the "Link suggestion" section. This is no real solution of course, but at least it doesn't show any duplicates anymore.

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Not sure if you are referring to the same problem as the original poster as he has duplicate fields in one contact and you seem to describe duplicate contacts.

Maximilian1st ( 2015-11-14 14:24:23 +0200 )edit
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