White Pine 3.X CSV format

Jason Williams (streak@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu)
Mon, 1 Sep 1997 16:18:57 -0500 (CDT)


My reflector scanner
(http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/streak/scan) has been updated
to include the White Pine CSV format that's part of their 3.X releases. I
know it works on 3.0 for Win95 (I withstood the interface just long enough
to test it out).

I'm not sure if the 3.1b3 Prerelease version for the Mac has support for
the CSV format or not since I haven't found anyone willing to test it out
on. That is...able to run CU without crashing long enough to try it out.

I'm not sure if and how the Mac version will handle it..but the PC version
handles ok with one exception. I stick all information from the scanner
(Country, Number of Connects, etc) into the Home Mail address field so I
can get multiple lines and have it show up in the contact card.
Unfortunately, I don't know what's wrong with my format, but it shows up
fine in the contact card but not when you try to edit the contact card.
It sounds like a problem with linefeeds or something but I've tried a few
different tricks to see if it'd fix it and it doesn't.

If anyone has any ideas on that, I'd love to hear about them. As far as I
know, I'm the only person that's played around with creating the CSV files
used for importing into 3.0. It's kind of funny in a way. I had a lot of
people willing to test out and perfect the importing of the Cornell 0.92b2
Phonebook but NO ONE really asking for support for the 3.X Phonebook.

As always..I'm open to suggestions.

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