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Check for consistent Address Book number formatting
Authored by: fud on Jul 15, '05 01:10:31PM

Thanks for posting this. I have been trying to figure out the inconsistensy in searching phone numbers in my addressbook, and now it makes sense. The search is on the raw format, not the automatic format [which is just visual].

Auto formating will make the raw phone numbers 8001234567 and 800.123.4567 look the same. But searching for "800.1" [or "8001"] finds one but not the other.

The same is true for "4567" but in this case the search fails because it's buried in "8001234567" but delimited in "800.123.4567", again even though Auto formating makes them look same. One of the limitations of Spotlight.

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