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FineWine
17th January 2007, 12:31 PM
I have been using Parsons Technology Address Book 6a for years and when I buy my iMac I wish to import those addresses into OSX Address Book. PT AB6a will export in CSV or Tab-Delimited formats (NOT vCard or LDIF). I have reviewed the AddressBook 4.0 Help "Importing contacts into Address Book" article http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=AddressBook/4.0/en/ad808.html

From everyones experience: What is the best format to use?

Also PT AB6a has an inbuilt "Event Reminder" which grabs it's data from the Birthday & Anniversary entries. You can also add separate entries for appointments etc. This event reminder pops up on computer Start Up showing the next 7 days of events.

Are these events automatically added to iCal or do I have to manually enter them?

I have found an Event Reminder Macintosh OS X application:
http://www.supermagnus.com/mac/Event_Reminder/

Has anyone had experience with this application and what are your thoughts on it?

Below are the files exported from Parsons Technology Address Book 6a.

Sample CSV
First Name,Middle Initial,Last Name,Title,Job Title,Organization,Primary Address Line 1,Primary Address Line 2,City,State/Prov.,Zip/Postal Code,Country,Work Phone,Work Phone Ext,Home Phone,Home Phone Ext,Fax,Home Fax,Custom #1,Custom #2,Custom #3,Note,2nd Address Line 1,2nd Address Line 2,2nd City,2nd State/Prov.,2nd Zip/Postal Code,2nd Country,2nd Phone,2nd Ext,Custom Phone #1,Custom Ext1,Custom Phone #2,Custom Ext2,E-Mail 1,E-Mail 2,Pager,Cellular Phone,Internet Home Page,Spouse Title,Spouse First Name,Spouse Middle Initial,Spouse Last Name,Spouse Phone,Spouse Ext,Child 1,Child 2,Child 3,Child 4,Child 5,Child 6,Birthday,Spouse Birthday,Anniversary,Events - Event Title 1,Events - Event Title 2,Events - Event Date 1,Events - Event Date 2,Spouse Organization,Spouse Job Title,Spouse Fax,Child 1 Birthday,Child 2 Birthday,Child 3 Birthday,Child 4 Birthday,Child 5 Birthday,Child 6 Birthday,Last Modified Date

Sample TAB
First Name Middle Initial Last Name Title Job Title Organization Primary Address Line 1 Primary Address Line 2 City State/Prov. Zip/Postal Code Country Work Phone Work Phone Ext Home Phone Home Phone Ext Fax Home Fax Custom #1 Custom #2 Custom #3 Note 2nd Address Line 1 2nd Address Line 2 2nd City 2nd State/Prov. 2nd Zip/Postal Code 2nd Country 2nd Phone 2nd Ext Custom Phone #1 Custom Ext1 Custom Phone #2 Custom Ext2 E-Mail 1 E-Mail 2 Pager Cellular Phone Internet Home Page Spouse Title Spouse First Name Spouse Middle Initial Spouse Last Name Spouse Phone Spouse Ext Child 1 Child 2 Child 3 Child 4 Child 5 Child 6 Birthday Spouse Birthday Anniversary Events - Event Title 1 Events - Event Title 2 Events - Event Date 1 Events - Event Date 2 Spouse Organization Spouse Job Title Spouse Fax Child 1 Birthday Child 2 Birthday Child 3 Birthday Child 4 Birthday Child 5 Birthday Child 6 Birthday Last Modified Date

(believe me there are tabs between the fields - I can not seem to show them in here)

Cheers

JimWOz
17th January 2007, 01:15 PM
AB Transfer will pull in a Comma or Tab delimited file into Address Book.
I think there are a few options avaialble though.
Suggest you search at Versiontracker.com.

3dward_Shaddow
17th January 2007, 02:20 PM
Also PT AB6a has an inbuilt "Event Reminder" which grabs it's data from the Birthday & Anniversary entries. You can also add separate entries for appointments etc. This event reminder pops up on computer Start Up showing the next 7 days of events.

Are these events automatically added to iCal or do I have to manually enter them?


Enable the 'birthdays' calender on iCall and it takes birthday entry's from address book and sets up reminders. Something I only found out by accident just the other day.

FineWine
23rd January 2007, 11:33 AM
Thanks guys, but no one has answered this one:

I have found an Event Reminder Macintosh OS X application:
http://www.supermagnus.com/mac/Event_Reminder/

Has anyone had experience with this application and what are your thoughts on it?