vCard to CSV Converter

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What is VCF?

  • VCF stands for "vCard File" or "Virtual Contact File."
  • It is a standardized electronic business card format.
  • VCF files typically contain contact information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and more.
  • This format is widely used for sharing and exchanging contact details between devices and applications.
  • VCF files often have the ".vcf" file extension.
  • The MIME type for VCF is "text/vcard."

VCF Example:

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:3.0
FN:John Doe
ORG:Company Inc.
TEL:+123456789
EMAIL:john.doe@email.com
END:VCARD

Advantages of Using VCF:

  • Compatibility: VCF files are widely supported by various platforms, making them compatible for sharing contact information across different devices and applications.
  • Standardized Format: The vCard format is standardized, ensuring consistency and interoperability in storing and exchanging contact details.
  • Rich Information: VCF files can store a variety of contact information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, and more.
  • Easy Import/Export: VCF files can be easily imported into and exported from contact management applications, simplifying the process of managing and sharing contact information.

Read More:

Explore more about VCF on Wikipedia.

What is CSV?

  • CSV stands for "Comma-Separated Values."
  • It is a plain text file format used to store and exchange tabular data.
  • In a CSV file, each line represents a row of data, and the values within each row are separated by commas.
  • This format is commonly employed for its simplicity and ease of use in storing structured information, such as spreadsheet data or database exports.
  • CSV files are platform-independent and can be opened and edited with various software applications, making them a popular choice for data interchange between different systems and programs.
  • CSV files commonly use the ".csv" file extension.
  • The MIME type for CSV is "text/csv."

CSV Example:

Name, Age, Occupation
John Doe, 30, Engineer
Jane Smith, 25, Teacher
Bob Johnson, 35, Doctor

Advantages of Using CSV:

  • Human-Readable: CSV files are easy to read and understand, making them accessible to both technical and non-technical users.
  • Platform-Independent: CSV files can be used on various platforms, ensuring compatibility across different operating systems.
  • Simple Structure: The straightforward structure of CSV files simplifies data storage and retrieval processes.
  • Wide Application: CSV is widely used for tasks such as data import/export, data migration, and sharing structured information.

Read More:

Explore more about CSV on Wikipedia.

How to Convert VCF to CSV?

  • Step 1: Enter Text or Upload File

    Start by providing your contact details. You can type them in or upload a VCF file—All three versions of VCF are acceptable, whether it's from an older phone (vCard 2.1), a more recent one (vCard 3.0), or the latest version (vCard 4.0). Ensure the input follows the required format for accurate conversion.

  • Step 2: Click the "Convert" Button

    Once your details are in, hit the "Convert" button. This sets the system to work its magic, turning your VCF data into a precise and reliable CSV format that mirrors the original information.

  • Step 3: Copy Result Data or Download File

    When the conversion is complete, you have options. Copy the result to use immediately, or click "Download" to save the CSV file on your device. This way, you can conveniently access and share the converted data whenever needed.

  • Converted CSV Output:

    UID,Full Name,Email Home,Address Billing,Phone Car,Url,Title,Organization,Birthday,Email Additional,Phone Video
    f8e0bd14-57a3-4a8c-89a0-34794eb971f7,Aimee,Mckenna_Toy24@yahoo.com,698 Rohan Pine,262-665-9227 x945,https://ethical-developmental.com,Mechanical Engineer,Hegmann - Lueilwitz,20100928,,
    b089c817-3ef4-4d21-84f5-1b8c17ef65b4,Laverne,,417 Lillian Locks,,https://outlying-lamb.org/,Software Engineer,Conn - Leuschke,19950429,Eloy46@gmail.com,520-581-7516 x007

VCF to CSV Conversion FAQs

1. What is vCard to CSV conversion on ConversionTab?

vCard to CSV conversion on ConversionTab allows you to convert vCard (vCard) files or vCard text strings into CSV (Comma-Separated Values) format.

2. How do I provide my vCard data for conversion?

You can input your vCard data in two ways:

  • Text: Users can manually input VCF data as a valid string in this tab.
  • File Tab: Users can upload their VCF file through the 'Drop/Browse File' feature, simplifying the process of working with existing data.

3. Which vCard versions are supported for conversion?

ConversionTab supports a range of vCard versions, including 2.1, 3.0, and 4.0 for conversion.

4. How do I initiate the conversion process?

After entering your vCard data or selecting a file, click the 'Convert' button to start the conversion process.

5. What happens if my provided data is not a valid vCard file or string?

If your input data is not a valid vCard file or string, ConversionTab will display an error message, and the conversion will not proceed.

6. What controls are available after conversion?

After conversion, you can customize the CSV output with the following options:

  • Mapping: Modify column names as needed.
  • Include: Select or deselect columns for the final CSV output.
  • Multi-Values: Use this option for vCard fields with multiple values and types, such as Email, Phone, and Address. Customize how these values and types are presented in the output.

7. Which vCard fields support customization of multi-values and types in the output?

The following vCard fields support customization of multi-values and types in the output:

  • Email: You can create separate columns for each value and its associated type within these fields (e.g., Email, Email Work, Email Personal).
  • Phone: You have the option to generate separate columns for each phone number and its associated type (e.g., Phone, Phone Mobile, Phone Home).
  • Address: Customize how multiple addresses are presented in the output, including types (e.g., Address, Address Billing, Address Home).

8. What is the purpose of the 'Multi-Values' checkbox?

The 'Multi-Values' checkbox is a versatile feature that allows you to tailor how vCard fields with multiple values and types are presented in the output CSV:

  • Create Separate Columns: When selected, this option generates distinct columns for each value and its associated type within fields with multiple values and types. It preserves the distinctions and allows for more detailed customization.
  • Combine with Separator: Alternatively, you can choose this option and select a separator from the dropdown menu. This combines multiple values with the same type into a single column, allowing you to specify how to separate these values while preserving the type information. This option applies when multiple values with the same type are found.

This dynamic customization feature is located in the output section and directly influences the columns within the resulting CSV.

9. Which separators can I use for combining multiple values?

You can choose from the following separators:

  • Comma
  • Tab
  • Semi Colon (;)
  • Space
  • Colon (:)
  • Bar (|)

10. Is there an option to see a sample vCard before conversion?

Yes, you can click the 'Example' button to view a sample vCard in the text area to understand the conversion process.

11. How can I clear the output and start over?

To clear the output and begin a new conversion, simply click the 'Clear' button.

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