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Importing and Exporting Contact List

I would like to have this feature, since my organization uses two Jive servers and we need to import contact lists between the users of the servers..

 

Is this being worked on or is there a way i can do this in the present release.

 

This client looks gr8, i still need to test it extensively.

 

Thanks

Samad

  • Ryan Graham KeyContributor 1,943 posts since
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    Nov 18, 2005 6:21 AM (in response to Samad Mohammed)
    Re: Importing and Exporting Contact List

    Hi Samad,

     

    I''m not sure if I completely understand your question. Does everyone in your company have accounts on both Messenger installations?

     

    Contact (Roster) lists are stored on the server so if you want to move users and their rosters from one server to another you might want to take a look at the User Import/Export url=http://www.jivesoftware.org/messenger/plugins.jspplugin[/url].

     

    Thanks,

    Ryan

      • Ryan Graham KeyContributor 1,943 posts since
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        Nov 21, 2005 6:57 AM (in response to Samad Mohammed)
        Re: Importing and Exporting Contact List

        Hi Samad,

         

        Now you see that import/export is a required feature for my kinda

        setup, i would prefer to have this feature in Spark

        similar to the one Pandion has.

         

        Ah, I do see.

         

        I''ll have to look into that feature for Pandion; I''m curious to know how it would handle the situation where if I were to import contacts into my roster that don''t exist on the server I''m connected to...

         

        Anyway, as for whether or not Spark add this feature, that is for Derek to decide.

         

        Cheers,

        Ryan

        • Jiver 1,018 posts since
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          Nov 21, 2005 7:56 AM (in response to Ryan Graham)
          Re: Importing and Exporting Contact List

          That''s a good question Ryan, however it would be interesting to discuss a feature like importing contacts, that treated them differently in a stateless manner and maybe even a differnet look to the contact or contact groups. Any good ideas?

          • Ryan Graham KeyContributor 1,943 posts since
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            Nov 21, 2005 8:49 AM (in response to Derek DeMoro)
            Re: Importing and Exporting Contact List

            Any good ideas?

             

            Ideas? Yes. Good? I''m not so sure.

             

            1. Add some sort of horizontal divider on the Contacts tab with the top portion being dedicated "regular" contacts and the bottom portion reserved for the pending (stateless) imported contacts.*

             

            2. Have another tab next to the Contacts tab that was would show the pending imported contacts.*

             

            3. Have a menu item or option in the preferences screen that would be used to manage the pending imported contacts with a note at the bottom of the Contacts tab that reads, "X imported contacts waiting to be added.." or something like that.

             

            I would lean towards #3 since I''m not sure how much this feature would be used and to reduce the possible confusion it might cause with inexperienced users.

             

            Thanks,

            Ryan

             

             

            • Both would show the pending contacts similar to how the "regular" Contacts are displayed. Also, I would lean towards only showing the import divider/tab if there were pending imports so as not to use up any screen real-estate with unused items.

             

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