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import contacts out of csv files

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  • Seth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be very helpful. I much prefer vCard but run into problems importing vCards that stuff multiple entries into a single vCard file, and just the general lack of application support for vCard. Offering a .CSV import onramp for Fruux would greatly ease end user pain.

  • SomeWhiteGuy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Most of the other platforms we are converting from to Fruux will provide VCF, but there are times that I have a list of people handed to me that are in an excel sheet or just as a list in an email that I would like to have in my contacts. 4-5 is simple to type in, but recently I got a list of 100 people that I'd like to have access to in my contacts. Creating a CSV, then finding a "safe" converter that won't just take those people and spam them or cold-call, then import into Fruux is time consuming and isn't always fool-proof. Please move this up your priority list!

  • frederic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    multiple person V cards would also be a good idea.
    And csv export too ! ( but with administrator rights only)
    UTF-8 should be allowed !!

    the key idea if to ease migration into fruux and to be able to export in a secure way (and not be trapped into fruux )

    The best way to do it is probably through API and token through Zapier (or similar) talking to specialized 3rd party apps ( eg fullcontacts for contacts, cloze or insightly for CRM , mailchimp for emailing etc...)

  • En Emm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm with you on this one all the way.

    The reason? My practical experience is that spreadsheets are the most preferred data cleaning platform out there. From novices to advanced computer users I consistently see people either keep their contacts data in spreadsheets or downloading to CSV in order to do cleanups and then replacement uploads. Usually the workaround is to get a (safe) third-party app to do the conversion but if the technology exists, maybe fruux can do it on a built-in basis.

    It sounds like the key thing is for fruux to define for its users the target format. But the cool thing is that if a template is created and made available by fruux, I'm sure the rest of us would be happy map our own spreadsheets/CSV files to match.

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