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10.3: New Address Book allows updating of existing records Apps
As seen at right, the Panther Address Book does updates, finally! For a test:
  1. Create a new address with some easily distinguishable fake names.
  2. Drag the address to the desktop (creates a vCard).
  3. Open the vCard with any text editor.
  4. Change something, save the vCard.
  5. Drag the changed vCard back into Address Book.
Nice, isn't it? Now I'm waiting for Address Book 3.1.1 that exports the UID-field to the vCard and would accept any UIDs.

[robg adds: The update feature in the new Address Book is well done. The red text in the screenshot shows the information that differs from the currently existing record, and you have the option of keeping the old car, both cards, just the new card, or updating the changes from the new card to the old card.]
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10.3: New Address Book allows updating of existing records
Authored by: Gregory on Nov 04, '03 01:59:41AM

actually, with Update button active, there are two possible colours:
Red: data existing in the new record which differs to data existing in the old record; ie, data which will replace previous existing data.
Blue: data existing in the new record but not in the old record; ie, data that will be added to the record without replacing anything.



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doens't notice label changes
Authored by: the1truestripes on Nov 04, '03 02:08:46PM

Nice....but after playing with it for a little the "update" feature ignores changes in field names. So if you change "old moble" to "old AT&T cell" but leave the phone number alone it won't notice. (for most contacts I wouldn't bother, but for myself I keep old phone numbers and such in case they showed up on some paperwork somewhere and I need to dredge them up to prove I'm me)

Oh, and...how long has "spouse" "assistant" "friend" and that other stuff been in there? It seems new to me....

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doens't notice label changes
Authored by: mjones1040 on Mar 27, '04 11:57:17PM

Yes. I also keep old phone numbers and addresses. It would be nice if it simply merged the data instead of replacing it. (or provided a merge choice)



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