Change/Importing contacts via CSV using curl

Importing contacts via CSV using curl

   KB 23374        Last updated on 2021-11-3  

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When trying to import a contact via CSV file using curl. we get the following error in the mailbox.log file:

 2016-01-22 13:31:04,844 INFO  [qtp509886383-729:https://localhost:7071/home/ [;mid=9;ip=;] UserServlet - POST: https://localhost:7071/home/
 2016-01-22 13:31:04,845 INFO  [qtp509886383-729:https://localhost:7071/home/] [;mid=9;ip=;] mailbox - UserServlet received file unknown - 195 request bytes


  • Ensure the CSV is in the following format:
    "First Name","Last Name","Display Name","Nickname","Primary Email","Secondary Email","Screen Name","Work Phone","Home Phone","Fax Number","Pager Number","Mobile Number","Home Address","Home City","Home County","Home Post Code","Home Country","Work Address","Work City","Work County","Work Post Code","Work Country","Job Title","Department","Organisation","Web Page 1","Web Page 2","Birth Month","Custom 1","Custom 2","Custom 3","Custom 4","Notes"
    "John","Doe","John Doe","John","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","","",""
  • Import using this command:
    curl -k -u --upload-file /tmp/contact.csv https://localhost:7071/home/

Using the above command, the admin can import contacts for all users. Just change to the relevant user's address. If you're using a valid SSL certificate, -k can be omitted.

Submitted by: Shashank Shekhar Tewari
Verified Against: ZCS 8.8 Date Created: 2020-04-13
Article ID: Date Modified: 2021-11-03

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