Contacts from CSV-File
Importing Telephone Book contacts from external systems
“Telephone Book from CSV” Connector Profile
|Type||Select the import option for the CSV file:
Default: Upload in Browser
Fetch from url
|Encoding of the CSV File||Select the CSV file format. We recommend using UTF-8.|
|Delimiter||Select the separating character which separates the CSV fields.|
|Line Separator||If the CSV file is generated under Windows opposed to Mac / Linux, the line ending will be signified differently.|
|Field Enclosure||We recommend enclosing individual fields inside specific characaters, e.g. “Max Muster”|
After saving, the template can be modified according to requirements under the tab.
Under Basic Data, you can more exactly configure the CSV import or change your recently configured CSV import settings.
|Title||Connector profile name (Automatically filled)|
|Source||CSV (cannot be altered)|
|Mode||Create and update records. Remove missing records from previous imports.: (default setting) Imports only new phone book entries and compares updated entries, old entries will be removed.
Create and update records: Imports only new phone book entries and compares updated entries. No entries will be removed.
|Type||If you selected Upload in Browser when setting up your template: Upload manually
If you selected Fetch from URL when setting up your template: Download from URL
|CSV File||If you selected “Upload in Browser”, the file can be directly uploaded here.|
|CSV File URL||If you selected “Fetch from url”, the file path URL can be entered here.|
|Delimiter||The separating character which separates the CSV fields. (Automatically filled)|
|File Format||Specifies the CSV file format. (Automatically filled)|
|Line Separator||Specifies under which Operating System the CSV file was generated. (Automatically filled)|
|Field Enclosure||Specifies whether and which field enclosures are used in the CSV file. (Automatically filled|
|Comments||Can be used as a documentation / description box for the connector profile.|
Per default, the template will import all lines from the CSV file. Via the tab, it is possible to restrict the import to specific values, e.g. the column displayname is not empty. In the code, replace “return true” with the following code snippet:
return array_key_exists('displayName', $row);
Phonebook Fields from CSV
In the tab, all the phone book fields which can be imported into your pascom phone system are listed. The field mapping from CSV > pascom can also be modified to match your needs under this tab. Per default, the CSV column names correspond to the field names within the pascom PBX.
An example for a CSV file:
"displayname","phone","givenname","surname","organisation","email","mobile","homephone","fax","homepage","customernumber" "Max Muster - pascom ","+4999112345","Max","Muster","pascom","","","","+4999112399","www.pascom.net","30000"
Test and Activate Import Process
Once you are finished with your configuration, you can test your setup using the button and see which data sets will be imported. Once satisfied with the test results, you can now either run the import as a one-off via > or as an automated regular import using the button.
An automated import is only recommended for import types Fetch from URL.
Do you want to make changes to source variables or the Connector structure? Then follow the links below to the appropriate instructions:
[Variable Assignment]( https://www.pascom.net/doc/en/connector/variables-assignment/ )
[Variables structure]( https://www.pascom.net/doc/en/connector/variables-structure/ )