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App::Office::Contacts::Import::vCards - Import vCards for use by App::Office::Contacts

Synopsis ^

The scripts discussed here, vcards.cgi and vcards.psgi, are shipped with this module.

A classic CGI script, vcards.cgi:

        use strict;
        use warnings;

        use CGI;
        use CGI::Application::Dispatch;

        # ---------------------

        my($cgi) = CGI -> new;

        CGI::Application::Dispatch -> dispatch
                args_to_new => {QUERY => $cgi},
                prefix      => 'App::Office::Contacts::Import::vCards::Controller',
                table       =>
                ''              => {app => 'Initialize', rm => 'display'},
                ':app'          => {rm => 'display'},
                ':app/:rm/:id?' => {},

A Plack script, vcards.psgi:


        use strict;
        use warnings;

        use CGI::Application::Dispatch::PSGI;

        use Plack::Builder;

        # ---------------------

        my($app) = CGI::Application::Dispatch -> as_psgi
                prefix => 'App::Office::Contacts::Import::vCards::Controller',
                table  =>
                ''              => {app => 'Initialize', rm => 'display'},
                ':app'          => {rm => 'display'},
                ':app/:rm/:id?' => {},

                enable "Plack::Middleware::Static",
                path => qr!^/(assets|yui)/!,
                root => '/var/www';

For more on Plack, see My intro to Plack.

Description ^

App::Office::Contacts::Import::vCards implements importing vCards for use by App::Office::Contacts.

App::Office::Contacts::Import::vCards uses Moose.

Distributions ^

This module is available as a Unix-style distro (*.tgz).

See for help on unpacking and installing distros.

Installation Pre-requisites ^

The primary pre-requisite is App::Office::Contacts. You should study the documentation for that module before proceeding.

Installing the module ^

Install App::Office::Contacts::Import::vCards as you would for any Perl module:

Run cpan: shell>sudo cpan App::Office::Contacts::Import::vCards

or unpack the distro, and then either:

        perl Build.PL
        ./Build test
        sudo ./Build install


        perl Makefile.PL
        make (or dmake)
        make test
        make install

Either way, you'll need to install all the other files which are shipped in the distro.

Install the HTML::Template files.

Copy the distro's htdocs/assets/ directory to your web server's doc root.

Specifically, my doc root is /var/www/, so I end up with /var/www/assets/.

Install the trivial CGI script and the Plack script

Copy the distro's httpd/cgi-bin/office/ directory to your web server's cgi-bin/ directory, and make vcards.cgi executable.

So, I end up with /usr/lib/cgi-bin/office/import/vcards.cgi.

Now I can run

Start testing

Point your broswer at (trivial script).


Does the import code guess any values?

Yes, both gender and title are derived from the data, rather than being just pieces of data. This means neither of these 2 values are guaranteed to be correct.

Support ^

Email the author, or log a bug on RT:

Author ^

App::Office::Contacts::Import::vCards was written by Ron Savage <> in 2009.

Home page:

Copyright ^

Australian copyright (c) 2009, Ron Savage. All Programs of mine are 'OSI Certified Open Source Software'; you can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of The Artistic License, a copy of which is available at:

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