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2 Evolution e-mail questions

Postby donlinux on Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:09 pm

First, I'm using Mint Daryna. I've pulled the plug on windoze finally and although not perfect, evolution is about the only contact manager I've found that can do at least half of what I need.
Here's my two burning questions...

1. Can anyone tell me if I can sync two different calendars to my palm M130. I've managed to get it to sync correctly about half the time using the default calendar, but it won't do any additional calendars. For example, I have the "personal" or default calendar and then I added a "business only" calendar which I would like to sync as well as the default.

2. Has anyone successfully imported a plain .csv file in contacts? I've been trying and googling for a month now and it always imports all of my csv fields into one field in evolution or doesn't import them at all. I've also had no luck trying to map which fields go where and evolution seems to change which fields it maps at times. I currently am using an MS Access database and would like to put most of what's in their into Evolution's contact manager. Right now I can sync my Access database to my palm using "Smart List to Go" on windoze, but have not found an equivalent type database or sync program on linux.

Lastly, does anyone know of a desktop contact management system that's not as involved as a sugar crm type but has more contact features than evolution?
OK.. that was 3 questions.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: 2 Evolution e-mail questions

Postby Slocker on Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:13 pm

I had a Palm as well, TX was mine and I hadn't any problem syncing calendars. And I don't remember having to do some kind of trick or special configuration. It just worked out of the box.

With te csv files I NOW WHAT IS THAT. I have a contact list with 60 names, more or less in an Excel file. I export it to csv and then import it on Evolution and none the ways I'd tried worked. So I just have to go then manually changing one by one.
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Re: 2 Evolution e-mail questions

Postby donlinux on Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:50 pm

thanks. I have about 490 contacts, each with all of the mandatory fields. I'm trying no to have to retype them all.

I did do a quick mapping project.
I made a spreadsheet with OO. I entered in column labels numbered 1 through 40 across the top, then I used the same numbers for the actual data in the cells just below the labels. I saved it as .csv and imported it into a test evolution address book. By using the same number as the label, I was able to ascertain which field evolution would import first, second, third etc... so I could tailor the fields accordingly in my .csv file. The only problem was that evolution sometimes changed the order in which it imported all the fields!
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