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Add file name description when importing contacts [answered]

asked 2013-12-25 10:59:23 +0200

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updated 2013-12-30 00:35:35 +0200

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When you open Settings -> Apps -> People you're presented with the option to import contacts from VCF file. If you add more than one file to the storage you're presented with a list of options called "From file" but without the actual file name for each entry. It would be nice to have the file name mentioned for each entry in the list in order to be able to differentiate which file is which.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by CsTom
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I think this may be a translation issue, as the filename is supplied to the translation for each file entry. What language is your device in?

MattVogt ( 2013-12-25 11:14:56 +0200 )edit

I'm using the device in English.

Plnt ( 2013-12-25 11:19:35 +0200 )edit

Thanks. It is a translation issue, I have a raised a bug to have it corrected.

MattVogt ( 2013-12-25 11:52:43 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-02-02 09:38:32 +0200

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The names of the import files are now displayed correctly, in release

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answered 2013-12-29 16:58:29 +0200

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Workaround: merge all contacts in just one VCF file. They are simple ASCII files, so you can "cat" them (search "merge VCF cat" in your favorite search engine, there are tutorials for Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux).

Once done, only one option "From file" will be displayed. Tap on it and all your contacts will be imported.

If my Sailfish version ( there's a bug when importing VCF files containing multiple entries: only first one is actually imported. If it happens to you, open the VCF file using an editor and erase that first contact (every contact begins with a 'BEGIN:VCARD' line and ends with END:VCARD). Save the file, return to Settings and tap again on "From file".

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