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Re: Extract data from website and transfer it to Outlook

by jdporter (Canon)
on Apr 27, 2006 at 19:51 UTC ( #546109=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Extract data from website and transfer it to Outlook

You could use WWW::Mechanize to scrape data from the site, then use Net::vCard to write vCard files directly. That's probably a lot easier than trying to shove the data into Outlook.

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Re^2: Extract data from website and transfer it to Outlook
by Codon (Friar) on Apr 27, 2006 at 23:46 UTC
    Outlook has ... interesting ... interpretations of how vCard fields map to Outlook fields. You may be better off going with a CSV file, provided you make sure you know how Outlook wants the data.

    Ivan Heffner
    Sr. Software Engineer, DAS Lead
    WhitePages.com, Inc.

      Now that you mention it... I had a dog of a time trying to export a contact from Outlook to a vCard file, and importing it back in. I never did get it to work, and gave up trying.

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