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#45 Documentation of field mappings


So I wanted the contacts that syncronize from Work Outlook to be able to be put into a specific Google Group.
Also I wanted only to have my work contacts added to google (and not google added to work).
I realized that when I put a syncronized contact into a google group that setting was getting overwritten by contact sync.
I discovered by temporarily allowing bi-directional sync that any items put into a category within outlook would be placed into the corresponding Google Group. This was actually fine by me. All I needed to do was then create a Category (Like "Work Contacts") and then categorize all my work contacts with that category. PRESTO work contacts instantly grouped.

Thanks for the great software.


  • Florian Saller

    Florian Saller - 2012-01-21

    Hmm, now I am confused. Is it working now or not? Can you please specify more, what is your requirement here? I think, what you mentioned, is how it is supposed to work:
    - If you have sync option OutlookToGoogleOnly: Outlook always overwrites the Google entries, regardless if they have been changed on Google side or not, this is also valid for groups assigned to the contacts, so if you assign a Google group to a Google contact, it will be overwritten by Outlook. The other way around is valid, if you sync from GoogleToOultookOnly
    - If you have bidrectional sync on, the changes are synced from Google to Outlook, as well as from Outlook to Google, this is also valid for groups

    By the way: If you have OutlookToGoogleOnly and create a new group in Outlook, this group is also created on Google side, so it is not necessary to switch on bidrectional sync only to sync a group from Outlook to Google ;-)

  • Florian Saller

    Florian Saller - 2012-01-21
    • assigned_to: nobody --> floriwan
    • status: open --> open
  • Florian Saller

    Florian Saller - 2012-04-30
    • status: open --> closed

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