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Export the Address Book to CSV format?
« on: July 30, 2010, 11:36:51 am »
Is there a way to export the Address Book to CSV format?

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Re: Export the Address Book to CSV format?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 11:39:11 am »
Is there a way export the Address Book to CSV format?

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There is no way to do it right now.
I'm going to add import/export of the address book in a couple of formats in a future release though.

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Re: Export the Address Book to CSV format?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 11:43:06 am »
Thanks for your prompt reply.

It's good to hear that you're going to implement it.

I find this program useful. Thank you for your work.

jantom

By the way, do you have any idea when the next release might be?

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Re: Export the Address Book to CSV format?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 01:17:39 pm »
By the way, do you have any idea when the next release might be?

I doubt I'll be able to release it before sooner than a couple of months, and I don't know if I'll be able to include the address book import/export in the next version or if it will be out in the version after the next.
I've a few overlapping priorities to sort out, and I still have to choose the order for a few of them   ;)

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Re: Export the Address Book to CSV format?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 10:51:55 am »
Hi,

any news about Address Book export feature?


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Re: Export the Address Book to CSV format?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 04:35:18 pm »
is under work, stay tuned!

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Re: Export the Address Book to CSV format?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 11:57:26 am »
hi, just checking about the most needed Export to CSV command... any expected date? What tool can I use to parse the address book database?

Any program to read the ini file?

Honestly, even a simple workaround like:

'Address Book' tab -> Select All -> Copy

would do. I could paste it to Excel and format it the way I want it. As it is now, only the last clicked field is copied to clipboard.

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Re: Export the Address Book to CSV format?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 11:13:21 am »
hi, just checking about the most needed Export to CSV command... any expected date? What tool can I use to parse the address book database?

Any program to read the ini file?

Honestly, even a simple workaround like:

'Address Book' tab -> Select All -> Copy

would do. I could paste it to Excel and format it the way I want it. As it is now, only the last clicked field is copied to clipboard.
You can't just read the ini, because anything inside the .ini is strongly encrypted (even if you don't use a password), and even decrypted it contains Qt data structures and not simple strings.

Address book export is planned for the next goText++ Desk! release, which I hoped to be already release by now, but I couldn't work on it in the last months.
You'll have to wait another couple of months, I'm sorry.

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Re: Export the Address Book to CSV format?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2011, 12:02:59 pm »
Thanks for your reply

But perhaps there's some workaround? I don't mind if it's difficult or requires computer skills. I'm ok about it. I want to continue using goText but I can't wait another couple of months without any ability to retrieve the contacts from the address book. I appreciate your work and the time you have devoted to provide this application free of charge. I understand your time constraints. I just want to emphasize that an option to to manage the contacts is the most important feature if you want to use the application seriously.
 
So again, is there any temporary workaround that you can suggest?

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Re: Export the Address Book to CSV format?
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2011, 12:14:44 pm »
Thanks for your reply

But perhaps there's some workaround? I don't mind if it's difficult or requires computer skills. I'm ok about it. I want to continue using goText but I can't wait another couple of months without any ability to retrieve the contacts from the address book. I appreciate your work and the time you have devoted to provide this application free of charge. I understand your time constraints. I just want to emphasize that an option to to manage the contacts is the most important feature if you want to use the application seriously.
 
So again, is there any temporary workaround that you can suggest?

No sorry, even the simple "select all cells and copy-paste to excel" requires some coding on my side, a new build and release, which is time consuming.