vCard to XML 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 XML?

  • XML stands for "eXtensible Markup Language."
  • It is a markup language that defines rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
  • XML is widely used for representing structured data and documents on the web.
  • It provides a way to store and transport data that can be easily parsed and manipulated.
  • XML documents consist of elements, attributes, and text content.
  • XML files typically have the ".xml" file extension.
  • The MIME type for XML is "application/xml."

XML Example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<items>
  <item>
    <UID>f8e0bd14-57a3-4a8c-89a0-34794eb971f7</UID>
    <Full_Name>Aimee</Full_Name>
    <Email_Home>Mckenna_Toy24@yahoo.com</Email_Home>
    <Address_Billing>698 Rohan Pine</Address_Billing>
    <Phone_Car>262-665-9227 x945</Phone_Car>
    <Url>https://ethical-developmental.com</Url>
    <Title>Mechanical Engineer</Title>
    <Organization>Hegmann - Lueilwitz</Organization>
    <Birthday>20100928</Birthday>
  </item>
  <item>
    <UID>b089c817-3ef4-4d21-84f5-1b8c17ef65b4</UID>
    <Full_Name>Laverne</Full_Name>
    <Email_Additional>Eloy46@gmail.com</Email_Additional>
    <Address_Billing>417 Lillian Locks</Address_Billing>
    <Phone_Video>520-581-7516 x007</Phone_Video>
    <Url>https://outlying-lamb.org/</Url>
    <Title>Software Engineer</Title>
    <Organization>Conn - Leuschke</Organization>
    <Birthday>19950429</Birthday>
  </item>
</items>

Advantages of Using XML:

  • Human-Readable: XML is designed to be human-readable and self-descriptive, making it easy for developers and users to understand the structure of the data.
  • Platform-Independent: XML is platform-independent and can be used for data interchange between different systems and applications.
  • Extensibility: XML allows for the definition of custom tags and structures, providing flexibility and extensibility in representing diverse types of data.
  • Structured Data: XML is suitable for representing structured data, making it a popular choice for configuration files, data exchange between web services, and more.

Read More:

Explore more about XML on Wikipedia.

How to Convert VCF to XML?

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

    Converted XML Output:

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

VCF to XML Conversion FAQs

1. What is vCard to XML conversion on ConversionTab?

VCF to XML conversion on ConversionTab enables you to convert vCard (VCF) files or vCard text strings into XML (eXtensible Markup Language) format, suitable for storing and exchanging contact information in a structured manner.

2. How do I provide my vCard data for XML 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 XML 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 XML 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 XML output with the following options:
Mapping: Modify element names as needed.
Include: Select or deselect elements for the final XML output.
Multi-Values: Customize how vCard fields with multiple values and types (such as Email, Phone, and Address) are presented in the output XML.

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 XML elements for each value and its associated type within these fields (e.g., Email, Email Work, Email Personal).
Phone: Generate separate XML elements 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 XML, 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 XML:
Create Separate Elements: When selected, this option generates distinct elements 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 element 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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