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Exporting Contacts

Using the address book export feature of Baya, you can keep your personal address books in other apps and devices uptodate.

Baya can be used to export the personal address book in a variety of CSV and the VCard format.

Once exported, these contact details can be imported into a third party app on desktops such as Outlook or Thunderbird, hosted apps such as Yahoo or Gmail or into the native address books of mobile devices.

Baya exports address books to the following formats:

  • Baya AddressBook CSV
  • Outlook AddressBook CSV
  • Thunderbird AddressBook CSV
  • Outlook format CSV form Gmail
  • Yahoo AddressBook CSV
  • VCARD

The following sections explain the formats of the CSV and VCARD file.

VCard Files

vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards which can be easily imported to various other mail providers and mobile devices. Baya supports vCard version 3.0.

If you want to import personal/shared contacts from Baya to any mobile devices, it is advised to export them in VCard file format. As all the popular mobile devices are compatible with VCard file format and import VCard file easily.

Following is the list of contact fields supported.

Contact fields in Baya Corresponding field in VCard File

firstname

lastname

N

displayname

FN, NICKNAME

mail

EMAIL

description NOTES
jobtitle ROLE
company

office

department

ORG

companyphone

companymobile

companyfax

companypager

homephone

homefax

homemobile

homepager

TEL

companyaddress

companycity

companystate

companypincode

companycountry

homeaddress

homecity

homepincode

homestate

homecountry

ADR

companywebpage

homewebpage

URL

CSV File

CSV is a common, relatively simple file format that is widely supported by consumer, business, and other applications. Each mail provider has its own format for CSV file. Baya provides you various options for exporting contacts which are compatible with other mail providers. You need to choose appropriate CSV format for exporting contacts as per your mail provider.

Export Contacts from Baya

1. On the Personal Contacts or the Shared Contacts page, click the Export Contacts icon.

Tip: You can extract required contacts from your personal contacts using search facility, and export only those contacts to create a CSV.

For example:

To export all the contacts having firstname/lastname 'smith', first search these contacts and then export into required file format.

Figure: Export Contacts

2. Choose the appropriate file format(CSV/VCARD) in which you would like to export your personal/shared contacts. And, click the Export button.

Application exports all the contacts and displays a message box showing the status.
Figure: Export Contacts

3. Click the Download button to download the CSV file on your machine.

By default, the exported file is saved in the C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\My Documents\Downloads folder.
Figure: Export Contacts

4. You can import this file into your personal mail account contacts.

How to import contacts into third party apps?

Importing VCard file

Refer following links for

Importing CSV file

The following table provides you links explaining steps for importing contacts by CSV file and type of CSV formatted file supported as per mail provider.

For example: If you need to import contacts into Gmail, you should choose the Outlook CSV format for Gmail option.

Client Reference Link CSV format to be chosen
Web Client
* Gmail

Ixport and save the contacts list to your gmail account

Outlook CSV format for Gmail
* Yahoo

Import-Export Contacts in Yahoo account

Yahoo AddressBook CSV
Desktop Client
* Outlook

Import- Export Contacts in windows

Outlook AddressBook CSV
* Thunderbird

Import-export contacts in Thunderbird

Thunderbird AddressBook CSV

See Also

How to import contacts into Baya?