Article : Importing contacts (MyBox)

Importing contacts (MyBox)

MyBox offers personal address book available as Contacts screen. Aside from adding contacts manually, it is possible to import those from address book of Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Contacts are exported from those products in form of CSV file (comma-separated values) which technically is a plaintext file with one database record per line. The first line of the file usually contains table headers. MyBox supports the following headers and columns of the following kind (headers are case-insensitive, unrecognized headers are ignored):

MyBox contacts field Supported CSV file headers
First Name

FirstName
First Name
First

Last Name

LastName
Last Name
Last

Full Name

FullName
Full Name
EmailDisplayName
Email Display Name
DisplayName
Display Name
Name

Nick Name

NickName
Nick Name

Title

Title

Business Company

Company

Business Department

Department

Business Job Title

Job Title

Business Email

Business Email
Business E-mail

Business Web Site

Business Web
Business Web Page
Business Website

Business Office Location

Office Location

Business Street

Business Street

Business City

Business City

Business State

Business State

Business Zip Code

Business Postal Code

Business Country

Business Country

Business Fax

Business Fax

Business Phone

Business Phone

Home Street

Home Street
Home Address

Home City

Home City

Home State

Home State

Home Zip Code

Home Postal Code

Home Country

Home Country

Home Fax

Home Fax

Home Phone

Home Phone

Home Mobile

Mobile Phone

Home Email

Email
E-mail
E-mail Address
Email Address
EmailAddress

Home Web Site

Web Page
Web-Page
WebPage
Personal Website

Notes

Notes

Other Email

Other Email
Other E-mail

Birthday

Birthday
Date of birth

MyBox uses full name only, and if it is not available in CSV content, it is composed from First Name and Last Name.

In MyBox database, birthday is actually split into 3 fields for day, month and year. Various separators are recognized, any of the following formats should work: DD.MM.YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY or DD-MM-YYYY. Notations which start from year (e.g. YYYY.MM.DD) are handled properly as well.

As you can see, only English versions of Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express are currently supported. If you use the product in other language, we suggest to modify CSV file manually and amend the headers using patterns from the above table.