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    Hello I am new to zimbra collaboration suite.

    I was wondering if its possible to expand the information in the address book for contacts. I mean to be able to add fields after "notes" field in the address book for contacts. Things like "previous interaction date" , "next meeting" , "xyz" etc etc .

    Basically add fields for contacts in address book.


    Any help would be great.

    Thanks in advance
    Ash

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    Anyone to help??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash85 View Post
    Anyone to help??
    A little over three hours is rather soon to be asking that question, do remember that people who post on these forums have normal jobs and post here in their spare time.

    Did you first search the forums for an answer to your question?
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    Thanks for reply phoenix.

    My appologies. Yes I have searched but nothing good.

    Have you got any help for me ?

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    At present, in Zimbra Desktop 2 beta onwards (and in Zimbra Web Client 6.? onwards), you can add custom fields. To do so, create or edit a contact. You will see several sections (email, phone, im, address, url, other, and notes).

    In the 'other' section, there is a default field set as 'birthday', but you can also add an anniversary, and you can add 'Other' fields.
    To do this, click on 'birthday' and select 'anniversary' or 'other' from the drop-down list. If you choose 'other' then you get to choose the label name of the new field yourself. You can add as many 'other' fields as you wish (in addition to a birthday and anniversaries).

    Drawbacks:
    1) Any fields you add will only appear above notes in the 'Other' section.
    You cannot set new types of IM or Email or Phone numbers to appear in those relevant sections.
    (Read/vote for enhancement here: Bug 46074 – Custom type for Address Book fields )


    2) You can only add new fields per contact, so if you want to have a new field which appears for all contacts, you have to add it manually for each one!
    (Read/vote for enhancement here: https://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=41745 )

    3) You cannot set the data type for the field (it is just plain text) and the UI is confusing and looks like it's just for adding birthdays!
    (Read/vote for enhancement here: https://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=45993 )
    Last edited by storm; 10-13-2010 at 01:17 PM. Reason: To add clarity.

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    We are using zimbra collaboration suite 6.

    Thanks for you help. It works but the UI is really not very nice .

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    How about altering any of the files where zimbra is stored could add fields as per choice ? you think modifying any of the zimbra files would sort this issue out?

    Maybe creating a patch to add the extra fields for every contact rather than individually changing ?

    Cheers

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    So in ZCS network edition 6.02 . There is no facility to customize the address book contact fields ?
    Would it be addressed in coming updates , since this issue has been raised by many users of ZCS NE.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash85 View Post
    So in ZCS network edition 6.02 . There is no facility to customize the address book contact fields ?
    Would it be addressed in coming updates , since this issue has been raised by many users of ZCS NE.
    There are several entries in bugzilla that cover adding custom fields, that would be the place to check (and vote on the ones in which you're interested).
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    Phoenix,

    I have already done that . Voted for almost all the bugs that lie in the domain of my interest.

    What I am asking is at the moment there is no freedom to do customization of contact fields or is there a way to do that ? Simple.
    You are well informed in zimbra so could you please give me an answer on my query.

    Thanks in advance.
    Ash

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