Using Data Sync Dynamic Columns to build VCARD

22 February 2011

Infuse Consulting came up with an interesting use of Dynamic Columns to convert Contact Data stored in MS CRM into a VCard File which could then be loaded into Google Apps or anything that accepts a VCARD data file. What you need is a Simple Data Provider which just outputs to a plain Text file

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Here's an example VCard Dynamic Column you just make up the VCARD data in a String and return it as a property.

Dynamic Columns

As the simple data provider never returns any data you always get ADD Actions so it writes a new file each time, it's pretty quick so not a problem really.

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The final VCARD file that you can then import into Google Apps or any other program that accepts a VCARD file.

VCard File

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