Updated April 20 2006

The Address Book Conversion Utilities Page


1.  I'd like some information on Dawn, an application to convert Outlook address book to ldap format
2.  I'd like some information on the Canon Address Book Conversion Utility
3.  I'd like to export an address book from an older iR to a newer iR


1.  I'd like some information on Dawn, an application to convert Outlook address book to ldap format
Hi Everybody,
I received this email from a co-worker.
I thought some of you might find it useful.
Have fun,
Rick

Hello

Using a Free tool (Dawn ) I found on the internet it is possible to convert an Outlook address book (Microsoft Exchange personal address book ) to ldap format, this format is supported on the IR5000i address book import tool under Remote UI.

The tool Dawn can be downloaded from http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~zakharin/Software/Dawn.html Other tool that works very well converting address books is Address Magic, It is a commercial product and a license is required, a demo version is available for download at http://www.connectedsw.com

Since Dawn is free I prepared a document (MS Word97) on how to convert outlook Address Books to ldap format.

Regards

Luis

2.  I'd like some information on the Canon Address Book Conversion Utility (ABCU)
Here is a snip from the readme
"Address Book Conversion Utility imports fax numbers, e-mail addresses and other data created using Lotus Notes (Notes), Microsoft Exchange (Exchange), and other applications, and converts the data to a format that can be used by a Canon device"

The included readme and users guide PDF should be enough to get you started.

I had a customer recently request how they could get their proprietary email database quickly over to a 5000i with little fuss
The customer provided a simple CSV file
Unfortunately the CSV file format is not readable by the ABCU

Here is a CSV file format that will open up successfully with the ABCU

0,Canon.AddrEdit.Document,200,1600,1,1,C:\Documents and Settings\administrator\Desktop\test.abk
0,Canon Canada Fax,,7952028,ISG Service,3322,
1,Canon Canada Email,, ,ISG Service,0,

You should not have to edit the first line.

The convention for all other lines is as follows
0(fax) or 1(email), Name,,Fax number or Email,Department,Access number

I'd suggest opening up the ABCU and create a new Address Book

Create the entries you require and then save the address book It will now have an abu extention.

Now open the newly named file in Excel or something similar

In Excel, select File, Open, all files, browse for your *.abu, choose delimited and select commas as the delimiter, leave other settings alone, finish

Now, following the above convention, you should be able to edit/copy/paste the address book file with the customers CSV infomation accordingly

Save the file as a CSV and open the file with the ABCU by doing any of the following

File, Open, choose all files, browse for your CSV
or
File, Import, Original Address book, browse for your CSV
or
Rename your *.csv to a *.abu and double click it which should open the ABCU (*.abu should be automatically associated with the ABCU. If not you could do so manually)

Now finally (whew), export it to the final format, an address book or *.abk file

You are now ready to fire it over to the iR product with the RUI import feature

Here's some address book files if it helps


3.  I'd like to export an address book from an older iR to a newer iR
The address book from an older iR may not be compatible with a newer iR
Ivano Dalla Pasqua was kind enough to provide his solution for converting an iR2200 address book into a format the iR4570 understood

"Hello Steve.
This is regarding address book importing/exporting from older or dissimilar Canon models.
As you may recall, you suggested modifying the address book file from the old copier to allow it to be imported into the new copier.
I found that I had to copy specific lines from the 4570 address book file and paste over the same section of the exported file of the 2200.
I then saved the changes and imported the file to the 4570 successfully"

The lines Ivano is referring to are these

# Canon AddressBook version: 1
# CharSet: WCP1252
# SubAddressBookName: Fax Destinations
# DB Version: 0x0102

We hope this helps

 

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