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The Address Book Conversion Utilities Page


1.  I'd like some information on Dawn, an application to convert Outlook address book to ldap format
2.  I'd like some information on the Canon Address Book Conversion Utility


1.  I'd like some information on Dawn, an application to convert Outlook address book to ldap format
Hi Everybody,
I received this email from a co-worker.
I thought some of you might find it useful.
Have fun,
Rick

Hello

Using a Free tool (Dawn ) I found on the internet it is possible to convert an Outlook address book (Microsoft Exchange personal address book ) to ldap format, this format is supported on the IR5000i address book import tool under Remote UI.

The tool Dawn can be downloaded from http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~zakharin/Software/Dawn.html Other tool that works very well converting address books is Address Magic, It is a commercial product and a license is required, a demo version is available for download at http://www.connectedsw.com

Since Dawn is free I prepared a document (MS Word97) on how to convert outlook Address Books to ldap format.

Regards

Luis

2.  I'd like some information on the Canon Address Book Conversion Utility (ABCU)
Here is a snip from the readme
"Address Book Conversion Utility imports fax numbers, e-mail addresses and other data created using Lotus Notes (Notes), Microsoft Exchange (Exchange), and other applications, and converts the data to a format that can be used by a Canon device"

The included readme and users guide PDF should be enough to get you started.

I had a customer recently request how they could get their proprietary email database quickly over to a 5000i with little fuss
The customer provided a simple CSV file
Unfortunately the CSV file format is not readable by the ABCU

Here is a CSV file format that will open up successfully with the ABCU

0,Canon.AddrEdit.Document,200,1600,1,1,C:\Documents and Settings\administrator\Desktop\test.abk
0,Canon Canada Fax,,7952028,ISG Service,3322,
1,Canon Canada Email,,support@canada.canon.com,ISG Service,0,

You should not have to edit the first line.

The convention for all other lines is as follows
0(fax) or 1(email), Name,,Fax number or Email,Department,Access number

I'd suggest opening  up the ADCU and create a new Address Book

Create the entries you require and then save the address book It will now have an abu extention.

Rename the extention to csv

Now open the newly named file in Excel or something similar

Following the above convention, you should be able to edit the address book file accordingly

Save the file as a CSV

Open it again with the ABCU

Export it to the final format, an ABK file

You are ready to fire it over to the iR product

 

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