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How do you add two contacts with same surname and christian name? [duplicate]

asked 2018-10-10 02:15:43 +0300

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updated 2018-10-10 20:49:46 +0300

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I'm trying to add a second contact which unfortunately matches an existing entry in both surname and christian name. The existing entry is always extended with additional fields instead of creating a new entry. Is there a way of doing this? I see you can't even duplicate a contact. I'm pretty sure the N9 allowed you to do this!

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You need to differenciate them anyway when selecting a contact. So why give them not an extension on the name?

SaimenSays ( 2018-10-10 13:50:35 +0300 )edit
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Well not really, the differentiation is in the company name, address, telephone number, email address etc. Maybe in an attribute added as a nickname. A computer is supposed to assist me in doing things the way I want to, not to force me into doing things the way it wants. Or to put it another way, most LDAP based systems could handle it, the N9 could handle it so why can't Jolla? For me it's just another example of an application which hasn't been thought through properly giving regard to all typical use cases.

Not being able to duplicate a contact is another annoying thing. I frequently have need to add employees working at the same company, or a couple living at the same address etc. It's just plain BS having to type in everything in a new contact again when 50% or more could just be copied from an existing contact.

cfgardiner ( 2018-10-10 16:37:37 +0300 )edit

@SaimenSays sometimes I also comment things with out knowing anything about the matter.

To make it clear the VCard format specifies the address book entry - there is UID, so you can store as many entries with the same data and it shouldn't be an issue.

I am just surprised to hear that there is a problem with this as there were libraries already pretty robust years ago.

deloptes ( 2018-10-12 09:28:16 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-10-10 16:43:04 +0300

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updated 2018-10-10 16:51:03 +0300

@Edz, yes it's a duplicate. Thanks for the link. Annoying, tedious, round-about but it works as described in the link.

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