This shouldnât be as hard as I am making it, but in order to make the solution cross platform, it requires a little extra complexity. In theory, you should just be able to concatenate all the required fields and text into a global field and then export the vCard text from that field using Export Field Contents.
Why use a Virtual List to Export this file?
The reason for using the Virtual List technique is because of UTF-8 text formatting issues, which I have discussed before. The script step âExport Field Contentsâ generates a UTF-16 formatted text file, which some Calendar apps donât see as valid. The âExport Recordsâ step has the option of generating a UTF-8 formatted text file, which Calendar apps accept.
After testing different formats on Mac and Windows, including UTF-8, it seems that the Windows ANSI format will work on both platforms.
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