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Import contacts into lotus notes

Hello,
I have a database with a lot of contacts and I can't find the way to structure a file correctly to import it in lotus notes 6.
What structure must have file?
How can I import my contacts?

many thx
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meciabAuthor Commented:
I would like to import via vCard but I cannot find a clear documentation on it?
Someone have a link?
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qwaleteeCommented:
R6 natively supports vCards.  Open yoru contacts view in Notes.  Open Explorer.  Drag a vCard to Notes.
Or, open Contacts, choose FILE -> IMPORT, and select files of type VCARD.
Notes will display a list of contacts in the vCard file, and you can select all/some to import.

You can also double-click a vCard, if Notes was set up properly to be the aplpication to handle vCards.
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meciabAuthor Commented:
I know that, the pb now is that I don't find clear and efficient documentation on vCard, it's always Huge or incomplete...
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HemanthaKumarCommented:
Check this tool out in sandbox

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/sandbox.nsf/ecc552f1ab6e46e4852568a90055c4cd/6bfe0accd9dc60448525685d007978b2?OpenDocument

Is this a notes db holding contacts and you want to convert it to vCard and import into Address book ?

~Hemanth
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qwaleteeCommented:
Ah!  Now I understand a little better.  You are saying that you have a database of contacts that is NOT in vCard format, and you would like to EXTRACT the data from this database into vCards, and only THEN you would like to import the vCards to Lotus Notes.  Correct?

I think RFC 2426 covers vCard v3.  However, it is MUCH easier to take a few sample contacts from your names.nsf, export them as vCards, and then use that as a template for extracting your data.

I note that you do not give any information whatsoever about the source data. Is it in Notes?  a SQL RDBMS?  Access?  Something else?
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meciabAuthor Commented:
i found my way. thanks for both help
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qwaleteeCommented:
Here is the "original" public vCard spec (v2.1, I don't think earlier versons were "published"):

http://www.imc.org/pdi/vcard-21.txt
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qwaleteeCommented:
Hey, Hemantha, looks like you might finish the month on top again.
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