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21st May 2022 at 12:30 in reply to: [Solved] Content of second line of Google contacts address is not shown #3645
Tnx a lot!
The formula you provided seems to work.
> categories are lost with Google…
> lists even if there are shown as contacts in your internet browser are
> correctly synced between two PCs… so I think, with Google,
> the best is to use list…
You mean that as categories are lost in Google addressbook, as soon as I sync my Cardbook with Google (which loses categories) then I lose categories also in Cardbook?
> how have you defined the organization in Thunderbird standard address books ?
I used the field “Department” to set the department name into different records and the field 2Organization” to set the loaction (floor) of the contact because there is no field where I can insert this data unless I use one of the 4 custom fields. Unfortunately in fact I have already used all of them for other reasons.
The strange thing is that this behaviour is present whatever is the format used to export (from another computer) the original TB addressbook to import it into a TB standard AB of the computer wher I’m testing Cardbook as preliminary step for the conversion into Cardbook format.
In fact i tried with csv, ldif and also – adding MoreFunctionsForAddressbok extension – mab format.
But still a problem. If I import a remote addressbook (Google AB), then ORG field(s) are separated by a semicolon (correct); ohe contrary if I impor a standar Thunderbird addressbook, the separantion is <space>-<space>.
I saw you released version 34.5. In the changelog you reported that one can split data for the ORG field.
However I see that the content of the fields concerning Organization is still divided in only 2 fields, ie Department/Organization and Title.
On the contrary TB standard AB is splitted into 3 fields, ie
Title – Department – Organization.
I did not find a way to split Department+Organization content unless I copy the content of one of the two fields in one of the customized fields.
Unfortunately my 4 fileds are all used for other aims.
Did I miss something?
> a) Import TB ABs (the ‘local’ version of GMail addressbooks) to
> b) Sync CardbBook address books
I tried to import from standard TB AB the “local” version of the GMail synced addressbook to Cardbook 34.5.
I was successfull and I could also see the custom 1-4 fields.
However if I try to sync this AB with GMail (as you suggested) this doesn’t work or I did not find a way to do it.
On the contrary if I sync the GMail addressbook directly with Cardbook, I was successfull BUT, the fields specific of TB (which I know that are also present in GMail contacts even if I don’see themt whose content in fact could be easily updated using GContactSync and Thunderbird standard AB), do not appear.
> it will be possible in next version
I’m waiting to test it as soon as I have time (quite busy in this period…)
> For translations here there are:
It seems 100% done, now. I really did no enter in the site (because I have not registereed myself yet), but however it seems 100% comparing with 91% of Greek, for example.
I don’t know if taht 100%includes also the untranslated string with ?? before and aftre the untranslated string, however.
> may you resend me a link to your issues ?
They are not really issues.
Anyway, the thread is this:
and what I need in particular is point 2, ie I need to split the ORG field in order to manage it (as explained in that thread).
You answerd me that:
“… for the ORG field, CardBook works the way defined by RFCs, but you’re right that it should be possible to add all the columns defined for the ORG field… I will try to add this possibility….”
So I’m waiting for this…. 😉
I can take in charge the translation but I need to know exactly what I can do. I mean, do have I to resend te strings in the message above translated into Italian removing the double couple of “??” ?
And please, consider that, at the moment, for the problems I explained in the previous threads, I do not use cardbook except for testing it.
So my tests of the translation are limited.
1/ for custom fields, even if they are not displayed with an internet browser in Google contacts they were kept… to keep your custom fields maybe try to import your Thunderbird standard address books into CardBook, then copy these imported contacts to your Google CardBook address book…
Tnx. I presently use gContactSync, as I reported in my previous msg, and I have no problem syncing custom fields among TBs standard ABs on different PCs.
However if I try to import (and subsequently sync) data from GMail ABs (previously managed by gContactSync) to Cardbook then I do NOT have any content in the custom fields.
So I had to conclude that gContactSync manages “custom fields” differently from Cardbook.
Now I want to see if I understood correctly what you suggested. I need to:
a. Import TB ABs (the ‘local’ version of GMail addressbooks) to Cardbook;
b) Remove my GMail addressbooks saved at GMail;
c) Export/sync my Cardbook version of GMail addressbooks to GMail
Am I correct?
2/ for the ORG field, CardBook works the way defined by RFCs, but you’re right that it should be possible to add all the columns defined for the ORG field… I will try to add this possibility….
It is very important for me, so I’ll be grateful if you will be successfull!
I have only a list of some 100 contacts to manage, and I gave up on trying to do this though the TB means and finally set up a Mailman list. Pardon Philippe ????
Mailman has some difficulties too and requires quite some time to get into it, but I found it very reliable. I would be surprised if at least your university doesn’t use mailman and could offer you an account for your university lists. Most universities do use this program
Well, I’m one of the sysadmin of our interdepartmental structure.
I tested mailman sometimes ago, but I did not find it useful for my/our kind of work. Moreover, I need to use data coming from my TB addressbook to populate our interdepartmental addressbook (at the moment, for different reasons, we do not have a local active directory or equivalents) and I also have to handle extensive data locally. After an initial hard work, now I can say I feel confortable with my TB addressbooks by means of 2 addons:
a. ‘gContactSync’ which allows to sync my ABs with Google
b. ‘mailredirect’ which allows to me to redirect (not forward!) whichever email someone wants to be some people be aware of.
I thought Cardbook could be a more friendly (and less bugged) alternative to TB standard addressbook but, at present, I must say this is not, at least for what I have to do.
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