Street addresses ignored in vCard import

Bug #719775 reported by Willi on 2011-02-16
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Dexter - Old
Allen Lowe

Bug Description

When I import a vCard (created by Gmail), none of my contacts' street addresses are included.

When I open the vCard in a text editor, they are definitely there. Format example:
ADR;TYPE=HOME:;11 Some Street\nSome Town 1111\nState\nCountry;;;;;

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Allen Lowe (lallenlowe) wrote :

I can't imagine why this isn't working for you, I also import my contacts from Gmail .vcard files, would you mind attaching a vcard file that doesn't work properly to this bug?

Allen Lowe (lallenlowe) wrote :

marking incomplete till I can find a vcard to confirm it with

Changed in dexter-rolodex:
status: New → Incomplete
Willi (strangeq) wrote :

Weird. Here's one.
I'm using Dexter 0.16 from the PPA btw.

Allen Lowe (lallenlowe) on 2011-02-28
Changed in dexter-rolodex:
status: Incomplete → New
Allen Lowe (lallenlowe) wrote :

willi, what program is creating those vcards for you?

Allen Lowe (lallenlowe) wrote :

oh, nevermind, I'm an idiot

Allen Lowe (lallenlowe) wrote :

ok, I discovered the problem, Google is using vCard VERY incorrectly. They are putting the entire address into the "extended" field. This is a bug with Gmail, but I will try and handle this special case anyway

Changed in dexter-rolodex:
assignee: nobody → Allen Lowe (lallenlowe)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → In Progress
Allen Lowe (lallenlowe) wrote :

ok, I fixed the bug as far as possible. It will not be perfect because since Google crams the whole address into one field, I can't parse it intelligently, but the data itself should be available now

Changed in dexter-rolodex:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Allen Lowe (lallenlowe) wrote :

willi, please confirm this for me

Willi (strangeq) wrote :

Thanks! This was a show stopper bug for me. I'll give it a try as soon as the fix hits the PPA.
Any idea why Gmail would create those incorrect vCards for me and apparently not for you?

Willi, no clue, maybe it's how you input your addresses??

Andrea Calabrò (mastropino) wrote :

Hello, I have a similar problem with contacts import from a vcard generated by Gmail. I can confirm that vcards exported from AppleMail work. The problem, like u said, is on the address field, so I started to clean it and set like google tell in details window. But the problem is still here:

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