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    I have a need to update a personal address book from a file for a number of users. I already have an applet that goes through each PAB entry, deletes it (until the whole address book is empty), and then loads a whole list of addresses from a file. This applet uses AddressBook.AddContact(displayname)

    Is there a similar AddressBook.UpdateContact(displayname) function?

    What I’d like to do is leave alone the new entries the users have added themselves. If an entry exists in my file, AND in the PAB, then I’d like to replace the existing entry in the PAB with the entry from the file. I’m having trouble figuring out how to iterate through the PAB and replace existing entries. I don’t think I can delete and add, as that would get weird during “For each AddressBookEntry in AddressBook” ….

    If you can point me in the direction of some sample code, that would be great. Thanks!

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    Please see the AddressBookEntry object in the Object API for the available properties of an address book entry. You need to iterate through the fields collection to access available fields (i.e. comments, address, personal address, etc).

    The sample code below update the email address and comments of first entry in the address book.

      dim oField
      dim oAddressBook
      set oAddressBook = nothing
      set oAddressBook = groupwise.account.addressbooks.item("Test Book")
      set oEntry = oAddressBook.AddressBookEntries.item(1)
      ' Before update
      msgbox oEntry.displayname & vbcrlf & oEntry.emailaddress
      oEntry.emailaddress = "test@hotmail.com"
      ' After update
      msgbox oEntry.displayname & vbcrlf & oEntry.emailaddress
      ' Fields collection
      for each oField in oEntry.fields
        if (lcase(oField.name) = "comments") then
          oField.value = "Updated comments1"
        end if
      set oField = nothing
      set oAddressBook = nothing

    You can also view the “Formativ Developers Guide” for some sample code.

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