Auto vCard v1.2

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The Auto vCard package was updated on the AppExchange. If you are using Auto vCard in your org, it is recommended that you uninstall the existing package and install the new one. The changes in the new version are:

  • Custom Button: Rather than being a custom link, the new package uses a custom button. This looks much more professional and is more noticeable for users.
  • Managed Package: The package was updated to be a “managed package”. This will allow future upgrades to be installed over the existing package and allow me to know who is running the package so I can better communicate future updates.

The functional changes in this version are minor. However, I plan on making changes over the next few months that will be much easier on you if you have a managed package installed. These changes include moving the scripts to a new URL and rewriting the logic so that the annoying window doesn’t pop up and force you to close it after every vCard you run. Having it be a managed package will let me communicate with you directly when it comes time to communicate those changes.

Salesforce recently told me that the Auto vCard package has 188 active customer installs and is one of the most installed partner applications on the AppExchange. That’s good news! The bad news is me not knowing who those Orgs are and not being able to communicate with you when the future changes take effect. That’s why it is recommended that you uninstall the existing package and install the new one.

Leave a comment if you have questions/concerns. If you want to contact me privately about it, you can use my support page.

3 Comments »

  1. Scott Hemmeter Said,

    June 8, 2007 @ 8:24 am

    I had a question posed to me where someone received the following error when uninstalling the old version:

    Custom Button or Link vCard The object “vCard” is in use by the object “Lead Layout” and cannot be deleted.

    Custom Button or Link vCard The object “vCard” is in use by the object “Contact Layout” and cannot be deleted.

    This means that your custom links are in use. To fix this, remove the links from your page layouts and then uninstall the app.

  2. Andrew Said,

    June 13, 2007 @ 7:16 am

    Any thoughts towards making Auto vCard something that can be run globally on an account to dump all contact data into vCard’s for import into outlook?

    I know there are pay-services that sync Outlook with SalesForce, but those are more high powered than some people likely need who would just like to have contact name+address+phone number+email to take on the road with them.

  3. Scott Hemmeter Said,

    June 13, 2007 @ 9:36 am

    I have no immediate plans for this. As of now, you’ll have to go into each Contact and download a vCard. I’ll note it down on my To Do list, though.

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