Add a group for contacts

app-contacts

#1

Hi, on the cloud, when I look at a contact, there is a “group” field. When I try to fill in this field a message appears: “The list is empty”. How to create groups? I may have searched (including in the settings) but I didn’t find it. Thank you in advance


#2

Hi @Pragmethik you can click on the drop box at the right hand side of the screen with ‘Groups’ written on it. A list opens up with different categories. Select one of the an the contact will be added to the group.

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To add a new group type a name and that is added as a group name.
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#3

Thanks - fact is I hadn’t any groupe created and I wanted to create a group from the cloud interface. I had to type into the field the name of the new group.
I did it, I synchronised my contacts but on my phone I can’t see the group of any contact (in the contacts ap) do you know why ? (while I can see groups on the cloud interface)


#4

That’s right. I have checked it and it seems that the contacts app (version 1.7.21) doesn’t have the group field :frowning:
But the sync is working. I have checked it with simple contacts. There you can see the group field.


#5

Hi @Pragmethik please can you raise it as an issue in gitlab . It will be taken as an enhancement request.


#7

Yes groups are not yet supported by native Contact app.

A workaround is to create many address books.

By the way, if you want to be “group ready” for next versions of Contact app, let me to describe what i did.

  1. Create as many address book as wanted group (friends, family, business, and so on)
  2. Install thunderbird + Cardbook, and synchronize all these address book
  3. Import my .VCF file / Add contact in your first address book
  4. Assign all of these contact in one group/catégorie
  5. repeat 3. et 4. for each address book.
  6. Click “synchronize”, then check /e/ nextCloud interface, everything is sorted.

Your contacts are ready to be managed by any ‘group compatible’ contact app.


#8

I think it’s easier to use simple contacts. It’s supporting groups out of the box. I know, we have to test all e apps in this beta, but most people are using groups before and want use it further in e


#9

In the current version 1.4.22 of the contact app (on Nougat) one can edit groups of contacts (also creating new groups), and they are displayed in a separate tab. Syncing of new groups from and to my Nextcloud-server works also for me.
I did not test this with the ecloud-Nextcloud server, but with my own server, groups work out of the box for me.


#10

The version of Contact on the latest Redmi 3s build is 1.7.21 but it does not have this feature or am I missing something. The build on the MiA1 also has the same number.


#11

could you pls show us a screen shot


#12

Sure - here they are.
When I open the app it looks like this where i have indicated the Groups tab :

And the Group tab looks like this:


#13

on oreo it looks different :frowning:


#14

Which version of the /e/ ROM and on which device are you seeing this version of the Contact app.


#15

v0.5-201904066338 on LeEco s2, but also on previous versions.


#16

Thanks - nougat builds have this feature while oreo builds don’t? There is a tag called Label in the Phone Contact App. Does not seem to be syncing with the cloud.


#17

Hi @Pragmethik please can you raise this as an issue in Gitlab if not already done . This will be taken up as an enhancement feature.
Thanks for pointing this out.