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How to create a Contact Folder in PST file?

Hi,
I’ve been trying to find a way to create a contacts folder (it’s not a standard messages folder) using Aspose Email for Java product, but I couldn’t do it.
Can you provide me a sample code for doing this task?
Thanks

@kelberuc

You can add folders and sub-folders inside PST. Please visit this thread link for your kind reference.

Hi @mudassir.fayyaz,

I’m trying to create a contact folder but it’s not working, here is my code:

contactFolder = pst.getRootFolder().addSubFolder(“SampleFolder”, “ContactsClass”);
contactFolder.changeContainerClass(“IPF.Contacts”);

When I try to add a contact into this folder, I got the following error message:

MessageClass of the item to be added doesn’t supported.

Can you tell me what’s wrong with my code?
Thanks

@kelberuc

Can you please provide a working sample code reproducing the issue on your end. I am also assuming that you are already using Aspose.Email for Java 20.9 on your end.

Hi @mudassir.fayyaz,

Here is my code for adding a contact into a folder:

InputStream stream = new ByteArrayInputStream(rawContactDecoded,0,rawContactDecoded.length);
MapiContact contact = MapiContact.fromVCard(stream);

contactFolder.addMapiMessageItem(contact);

Thanks

@kelberuc

Can you please refer to this documentation section for your convenience. If there is still an issue then we need to have a working example along with vCard file that we may use on our end to verify the same.

@mudassir.fayyaz,

The problem isn’t with the vCard file, it is on the folder class.
If I add the vCard to the standard “Contacts” folder, it works well. But I can’t create a contact folder and insert a vCard into it.

@kelberuc

I request you to please provide the use case example that I may try on my end to further investigate the issue. Earlier, you have shared that issue is in adding contact inside calendar. I will appreciate if you may please provide a working example so that we may try to reproduce and help you further.

@mudassir.fayyaz,

It’s not inside a calendar, it’s in contacts folder.

Please find bellow the full code:

contactFolder = pst.getRootFolder().addSubFolder(“SampleFolder”, “ContactsClass”);
contactFolder.changeContainerClass(“IPF.Contacts”);

InputStream stream = new ByteArrayInputStream(rawContactDecoded,0,rawContactDecoded.length);
MapiContact contact = MapiContact.fromVCard(stream);

contactFolder.addMapiMessageItem(contact);

@kelberuc

Can you please try following alternate on your end.

FolderInfo tmpFolder = pst.createPredefinedFolder("Contacts", StandardIpmFolder.Contacts);

Dear @mudassir.fayyaz,

Using your sample code I can create the standard contacts folder, but this is not the question.
I would like to create another contacts folder to help me organize them.

Thanks

@kelberuc

Can you please try using the following code without changeContainerClass.

contactFolder = pst.getRootFolder().addSubFolder("SampleFolder", "IPF.Contact");

Hi @mudassir.fayyaz,

It worked now!
Thank you very much!

@kelberuc

It’s good to know that suggested option has worked on your end.