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Old 10-11-2008, 10:17 PM
Les Desser
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Default Importing Contacts into Nokia N95 8GB

I have a database of contacts that I would like to get into the phone.

The only way so far has been to build a csv file, import it into an
empty wab file (Windows Address Book) and sync that to the phone.

There are lots of fields on the phone that are not in the wab, so I
would much rather build a csv file and import that directly into the
phone.

Can that be done?
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:56 AM
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"Les Desser" <NewsDump1@dessergroup.com> wrote in message
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>I have a database of contacts that I would like to get into the phone.
>
> The only way so far has been to build a csv file, import it into an empty
> wab file (Windows Address Book) and sync that to the phone.
>
> There are lots of fields on the phone that are not in the wab, so I would
> much rather build a csv file and import that directly into the phone.
>
> Can that be done?
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Have you tried the 'Contacts' facility in Nokia PC Suite? It has file import
and export in csv, txt and vcf formats. You might need to do an export to
find out what order the fields should be in.


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Old 10-13-2008, 09:16 AM
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In article <rO2dnd8recdXE2_VnZ2dnUVZ8tLinZ2d@pipex.net>, Michael Chare
<MunderscoreNEWS@chareDOTorg.uk> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:56:59 writes

>Have you tried the 'Contacts' facility in Nokia PC Suite?


Can't find it

I know I am only a poor computer consultant who specialises in designing
user-friendly software, but the quality of today's software seems to be
written for brains built differently from mine.

I can find everything under the sun - Photo/Video/Music/Internet/Update
Manager/Software updater/left-turn arrow.....

Anything to do with "phone" facilities? - nowhere to be found.

> It has file import and export in csv, txt and vcf formats. You might
>need to do an export to find out what order the fields should be in.


Sounds just what I want.

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Old 10-13-2008, 10:26 AM
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"Les Desser" <NewsDump1@dessergroup.com> wrote in message
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> In article <rO2dnd8recdXE2_VnZ2dnUVZ8tLinZ2d@pipex.net>, Michael Chare
> <MunderscoreNEWS@chareDOTorg.uk> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:56:59 writes
>
>>Have you tried the 'Contacts' facility in Nokia PC Suite?

>
> Can't find it
>
> I know I am only a poor computer consultant who specialises in designing
> user-friendly software, but the quality of today's software seems to be
> written for brains built differently from mine.
>
> I can find everything under the sun - Photo/Video/Music/Internet/Update
> Manager/Software updater/left-turn arrow.....
>
> Anything to do with "phone" facilities? - nowhere to be found.
>
>> It has file import and export in csv, txt and vcf formats. You might need
>> to do an export to find out what order the fields should be in.

>
> Sounds just what I want.
>
> Thanks.
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Nokia PC Suite 7.0.8.2 from the Nokia web site.

Click on 'File' then select 'Contacts' from the drop down list


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Old 10-13-2008, 12:16 PM
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On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 09:16:22 +0100, Les Desser
<NewsDump1@dessergroup.com> wrote:

>In article <rO2dnd8recdXE2_VnZ2dnUVZ8tLinZ2d@pipex.net>, Michael Chare
><MunderscoreNEWS@chareDOTorg.uk> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:56:59 writes
>
>>Have you tried the 'Contacts' facility in Nokia PC Suite?

>
>Can't find it
>
>I know I am only a poor computer consultant who specialises in designing
>user-friendly software, but the quality of today's software seems to be
>written for brains built differently from mine.


I know its confusing. Its the address book icon with the phone symbol
on it. If you mouse-over it it shows up as "Contacts". Whoever would
have expected it to be there?

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Old 10-13-2008, 01:17 PM
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In article <ufKdnb37ReO6iW7VnZ2dnUVZ8svinZ2d@pipex.net>, Michael Chare
<MunderscoreNEWS@chareDOTorg.uk> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 10:26:00 writes

>Nokia PC Suite 7.0.8.2 from the Nokia web site.
>
>Click on 'File' then select 'Contacts' from the drop down list


Thank - installed.

When I installed the original from the CD it did ask whether to check
for a new version and it reported back that there was none

Just two more question (for the moment).

1. Is there a way to show the contacts list on the phone with the
address as well as the name? I have many entries with the same name and
without an address to chose from it is a bit difficult.

2. When viewing the contacts list there is a find box at the bottom.
According to what I have read typing in a letter should take me to the
first entry starting with that letter.

Instead it filters on that letter - so typing "d" shows all names
containing a "d" - even those starting with "a"

Is there a way to change the behaviour?

Thanks.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:17 PM
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In article <c7b6f4duplsot0rp1na2an4j7esu5kg4cf@4ax.com>, Chris Blunt
<mail@nospam.com> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 19:16:12 writes

>On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 09:16:22 +0100, Les Desser
><NewsDump1@dessergroup.com> wrote:
>
>>In article <rO2dnd8recdXE2_VnZ2dnUVZ8tLinZ2d@pipex.net>, Michael Chare
>><MunderscoreNEWS@chareDOTorg.uk> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:56:59 writes
>>
>>>Have you tried the 'Contacts' facility in Nokia PC Suite?

>>
>>Can't find it
>>
>>I know I am only a poor computer consultant who specialises in designing
>>user-friendly software, but the quality of today's software seems to be
>>written for brains built differently from mine.

>
>I know its confusing. Its the address book icon with the phone symbol
>on it. If you mouse-over it it shows up as "Contacts". Whoever would
>have expected it to be there?
>

I've just installed PC Suite 7.0.8.2 as per Michael's advice.

It prompted to install some software on the phone and I agreed.

Coming back half an hour later I found the PC install hanging - nothing
on the screen just the icon in the task bar that would not pop-up.

Just before killing it I though I would check the phone and there it was
waiting for me to press "continue". If I produced commercial software
like that I would be broke!
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:29 PM
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"Les Desser" <NewsDump1@dessergroup.com> wrote in message
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> In article <ufKdnb37ReO6iW7VnZ2dnUVZ8svinZ2d@pipex.net>, Michael Chare
> <MunderscoreNEWS@chareDOTorg.uk> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 10:26:00 writes
>
>>Nokia PC Suite 7.0.8.2 from the Nokia web site.
>>
>>Click on 'File' then select 'Contacts' from the drop down list

>
> Thank - installed.
>
> When I installed the original from the CD it did ask whether to check for
> a new version and it reported back that there was none
>
> Just two more question (for the moment).
>
> 1. Is there a way to show the contacts list on the phone with the address
> as well as the name? I have many entries with the same name and without
> an address to chose from it is a bit difficult.
>

The standard view that I have does just that.

See View; Customise View


> 2. When viewing the contacts list there is a find box at the bottom.
> According to what I have read typing in a letter should take me to the
> first entry starting with that letter.


On my PC the find box is in the top right corner!


>
> Instead it filters on that letter - so typing "d" shows all names
> containing a "d" - even those starting with "a"
>
> Is there a way to change the behaviour?


Try View; Filter by Name; d;



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Old 10-13-2008, 04:51 PM
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In article <rfqdndwsnI7P9G7VnZ2dneKdnZydnZ2d@pipex.net>, Michael Chare
<MunderscoreNEWS@chareDOTorg.uk> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 16:29:23 writes

>> Just two more question (for the moment).
>>
>> 1. Is there a way to show the contacts list on the phone with the
>>address as well as the name? I have many entries with the same name
>>and without an address to chose from it is a bit difficult.
>>

>The standard view that I have does just that.


Sorry - I think I have confused you. My query relates to options on the
phone not in the PC Contacts application. Do such options (as you
listed below) exist on the phone itself?
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:38 PM
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"Les Desser" <NewsDump1@dessergroup.com> wrote in message
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> In article <rfqdndwsnI7P9G7VnZ2dneKdnZydnZ2d@pipex.net>, Michael Chare
> <MunderscoreNEWS@chareDOTorg.uk> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 16:29:23 writes
>
>>> Just two more question (for the moment).
>>>
>>> 1. Is there a way to show the contacts list on the phone with the
>>> address as well as the name? I have many entries with the same name
>>> and without an address to chose from it is a bit difficult.
>>>

>>The standard view that I have does just that.

>
> Sorry - I think I have confused you. My query relates to options on the
> phone not in the PC Contacts application. Do such options (as you listed
> below) exist on the phone itself?
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Ah - I don't know, I actually have an E65 anyway, although as it is a
Symbian it may well be similar.


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Old 10-16-2008, 05:39 PM
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In article <NNOdnUuH56c1CG7VRVnytAA@pipex.net>, Michael Chare
<MunderscoreNEWS@chareDOTorg.uk> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 19:38:32 writes

>Ah - I don't know, I actually have an E65 anyway, although as it is a
>Symbian it may well be similar.


Thanks anyway. With the Import facility in the Contacts software I
should be able to build the "name" field just the way I want.
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