vCard to JSON 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 JSON?

  • JSON stands for "JavaScript Object Notation."
  • It is a lightweight data-interchange format.
  • JSON is easy for humans to read and write and easy for machines to parse and generate.
  • It is widely used for data exchange between a server and a web application, as well as for configuration files.
  • JSON data is represented as key-value pairs and can include arrays and nested objects.
  • JSON files typically have the ".json" file extension.
  • The MIME type for JSON is "application/json."

JSON Example:

{"name": "John Doe","age": 30,"occupation": "Software Engineer","skills": ["JavaScript", "HTML", "CSS"]}

Advantages of Using JSON:

  • Human-Readable: JSON is easy for humans to read and write, facilitating efficient data comprehension and debugging.
  • Machine-Parsable: Machines can easily parse and generate JSON, making it a preferred format for data interchange between different systems and languages.
  • Supports Complex Data Structures: JSON supports nested structures, arrays, and key-value pairs, allowing representation of complex data in a structured manner.
  • Widely Adopted: JSON is a widely adopted data-interchange format in web development, supported by many programming languages and applications.

Read More:

Explore more about JSON on Wikipedia.

How to Convert VCF to JSON?

  • 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 JSON 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 JSON file on your device. This way, you can conveniently access and share the converted data whenever needed.

  • Converted JSON Output:

    [{"UID":"f8e0bd14-57a3-4a8c-89a0-34794eb971f7","Full_Name":"Aimee","Email_Home":"Mckenna_Toy24@yahoo.com","Address_Billing":"698 Rohan Pine","Phone_Car":"262-665-9227 x945","Url":"https://ethical-developmental.com","Title":"Mechanical Engineer","Organization":"Hegmann - Lueilwitz","Birthday":"20100928"},{"UID":"b089c817-3ef4-4d21-84f5-1b8c17ef65b4","Full_Name":"Laverne","Email_Additional":"Eloy46@gmail.com","Address_Billing":"417 Lillian Locks","Phone_Video":"520-581-7516 x007","Url":"https://outlying-lamb.org/","Title":"Software Engineer","Organization":"Conn - Leuschke","Birthday":"19950429"}]

VCF to JSON Conversion FAQs

1. What is vCard to JSON conversion on ConversionTab?

VCF to JSON conversion on ConversionTab allows you to convert vCard (VCF) files or vCard text strings into JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format, suitable for storing and manipulating contact information.

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

You can input your VCF data in two ways:
Text Tab: Manually input VCF data as a valid string in this tab.
File Tab: Upload your VCF file through the 'Drop/Browse File' feature to simplify working with existing data.

3. Which vCard versions are supported for conversion?

ConversionTab supports various vCard versions, including 2.1, 3.0, and 4.0, ensuring compatibility with different data sources and formats.

4. How do I initiate the conversion process?

After entering your VCF 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 VCF 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 JSON output with the following options:
Mapping: Modify column names as needed.
Include: Select or deselect columns for the final JSON output.
Multi-Values: Customize how vCard fields with multiple values and types (such as Email, Phone, and Address) 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: Create separate JSON fields for each value and its associated type within these fields (e.g., Email, Email Work, Email Personal).
Phone: Generate separate JSON fields 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 JSON, 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 JSON:
Create Separate Fields: When selected, this option generates distinct fields for each value and its associated type within fields with multiple values and types.
Combine with Separator: Alternatively, you can choose this option to combine multiple values with the same type into a single field using a specified separator, chosen by the user.

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

You can choose from the following separators:
Comma
Tab
Semi Colon (;)
Space
Colon (:)

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

Yes, you can click the 'Example' button to view a sample VCF 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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