[maemo-developers] Address book, persistent UIDs and merging contacts

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Oct 21 20:37:32 EEST 2009

At the summit, and according to the documentation[1], an EContact should have its *persistent* UID stored if you need to refer to a contact at a later date.

However, how does this work with merging contacts? If I merge a contact (UID=1) with another (UID=2), are stored references to both persistent UIDs still valid?

Intuitively, I'd guess not, but if this is supposed to be a persistent UID _and_ the contact info is still in the address book, perhaps there's some cleverness under the covers.

Any info gratefully received.

Thanks in advance,


[1] https://wiki.maemo.org/Documentation/Maemo_5_Developer_Guide/Using_Generic_Platform_Components/Using_Address_Book_API#Attribute_Convenience_Functions

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