Most programs can export to text files. Make it so that the address book import can pull up the fields of a tab or comma dillimeated text file and then allow you to till it which number field stands for what type of field (first name, last name, email, number, Pager, ect.)
Import of address books as text files is already implemtented. Go to "Menu:Tasks->Tools->Import Utility". There is import text files. But I suggest to either call this Import Utility when choosing "Menu:File->Import..." in Adress book, or add the specific supported file types in the open file dialog which appears after "import...".
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Tony sending to you for confirmation. If this is working then please close the bug.
Assignee: hangas → tonyr
Yes, the import utility will import text files, comma or tab separated. There may be some improvement that can be made to the UI for importing address books specifically. Not sure if anyone would want to revisit that after beta1? I'll close this unless I hear otherwise.
Close it. Just one dumb question. Why is the import Utility not connected to the File->Import menu entry of addressbook where you only can import LDIF(???) files. If you don't know there is a import utility, it is hard to find. On the other hand you wouldn't need that Tools->Import Utility entry all the time in each browser window.
ccing jglick to get opinion on the second Import menu item. I have been confused by this as well.
Is the question, where should the Import menu item go? In the Tasks, Tools menu or in each sep app File menu? Or both? I guess I go back and forth on this one. Do we think of this as a global tool or an app specific tool? If its app specific, it should be in the File menu, and if its global, in the Tasks menu.
Both would be fine, although I'd intuitivly expect it in the addressbook app. As that is the only place where importing addresses makes sense. So I'd vote for that. But if existing, the two entries should never lead to different dialogs (as now). Because when a user discovered one, he will not try the other possibility and therefore miss important import features as been in the original bug the case.
Not sure what the final resolution on the UI was but importing text is available. If there's still discussion on which menu import should go in then maybe someone should file a new bug on that?
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Using build 2000-03-29-09 on win98 & linux and 200-03-29-08 on Mac this is working by use of the Import Utility. I've logged a separate bug (33783)for the Menu item in the Address book window not importing all files or doing it the same way as the Utility. Verifying this bug as orginally stated.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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