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Why can't I decide which account is the main one when linking contacts? [answered]

asked 2013-12-27 15:04:14 +0300

hwesselmann gravatar image

updated 2013-12-28 14:51:46 +0300

When I am linking a contact in contacts app, I cannot see how its decided which contact will remain in the contacts list. I thought it would be important which contact the linking is initiated by, but it turned out not to be the case. This behaviour is messing my contacts list and I am putting some local phone account in place to get back the wanted name. It is mostly messing up when a contact has not chosen his real name as name, so I have e.g. a contact "John Smith" from Google and "J Smooth" in Facebook. Linking them should preferably give me "John Smith"...

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I have the same issue, and its not logical to me how it's decided by the phone. Now I simpy create a new contact with the data out of existing contacts. Very unhandy.

BonoNL ( 2013-12-30 15:35:07 +0300 )edit

I am doing it the same way. Once Jolla can support two-way-sync. this will mess up our contacts...

hwesselmann ( 2014-01-02 12:28:29 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-03 00:35:17 +0300

MattVogt gravatar image

The contact you originally selected and whose links page you're editing, should be the one that remains after the link operation is completed. We currently have a bug, however, where the logic used to combine the name properties together isn't aware of which contact was to be the primary and which the secondary. It is filed internally, but not yet fixed.

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On an related matter, I'm still not convinced that 'link' is a better description of what is happening than 'merge' to native English speakers. I'd prefer it be called 'merge'

strongm ( 2014-01-03 02:06:51 +0300 )edit

Thanks! So I'll just wait for a fix :-)

hwesselmann ( 2014-01-03 10:14:05 +0300 )edit

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