[Solved] Remove contacts duplicate

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This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  jbruggem 6 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #824

    fastmail_user
    Participant

    Hello,

    Is there a way to detect and merge/remove duplicates ?

    I just switched to Cardbook and because of some strange behavior of Gmail, I have a lot (500) of duplicates.

     

    Thanks

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  CardBook.
  • #828

    fastmail_user
    Participant

    I used Duplicate Contact Manager plugin but it only gives a list that you have to process manually entry by entry.

  • #835

    CardBook
    Keymaster

    in the CardBook toolbar, there is an hamburger icon at the left, then choose Tools/Search for duplicate contacts… (or right click on your Cardbook address book)

  • #841

    fastmail_user
    Participant

    Thanks it works indeed. However it was not possible to do a global merge/delete, I had to go one by one.

    I ended up merging through an excel file, it’s much easier that way.

    It’s a border case though (lot op duplicates), don’t bother changing your excellent add one/plugin !

     

    Thanks

  • #896

    CardBook
    Keymaster

    I don’t think that a global merge/delete would be a good option :O)

  • #1768

    jbruggem
    Participant

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    I don’t think that a global merge/delete would be a good option :O)

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    I don’t know about that; but an auto-merge when both sides of an entry are 100% identical would be awesome, and very useful in some use cases.

    My use case is the following: I just realized some of my  contacts are missing due to a sync error with my phone; I now want to just re-import a full backup to make sure any missing entry is restored; but this means that all the existing entries now have duplicates. Since they are identical, it shouldn’t require any manual input to remove them !

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