Evolution Address Book format
Chris A Czerwinski
chrisczerwinski at cogeco.ca
Mon Nov 17 16:34:04 UTC 2003
I used OUTPORT to extract data from OUTLOOK and created an address book
(actually two files) for Ximian Evolution. These created files re then
just copied or moved into ~/evolution/local/Contacts on/in the Linux
box and re-start Evolution, and you'll see all of your Contacts.
Try and reverse the process, as you will have a template against which
you can draw upon -
Hope this helps.
On Mon, 2003-11-17 at 10:05, Bill Anderson wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-11-10 at 11:00, Gerry Tool wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-11-10 at 11:26, David Jansen wrote:
> > > On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 10:57:02AM -0600, Gerry Tool wrote:
> > > > Evolution seems to store its contact information in a file called
> > > > addressbook.db.
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone know a program that will access this information outside
> > > > Evolution? The .db extension suggests some database program.
> > > >
> > > It is, evolution is linked against the Berkeley DB libraries (older version)
> > > and to confirm:
> > >
> > > $ file evolution/local/Contacts/addressbook.db
> > > evolution/local/Contacts/addressbook.db: Berkeley DB (Hash, version 7, native byte-order)
> > >
> > > So in principle berkely db utilities should be able to access the addressbook.
> > > Haven't tried though...
> > Thanks for your reply. I did a man db and found information about
> > dbopen. Do you know of any applications/utilities that can be used to
> > open such a database and access the table information?
> Somewhere I've got a script I wrote once to suck data out of the
> evolution contact db. No promises on if i can find it. :^)
> > Is mysql useful for accessing .db files?
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