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Import an NSCP Address Book into GroupWise

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By Jim Schnitter

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Posted: 29 Jun 2001

Current Version: GroupWise 5.5 EP

I'm a long time NSCP Messenger user, so I was looking for a way to convert my NSCP address book to GroupWise. There doesn't seem to be any automatic way of doing it, so I wrote a little Perl program to convert a NSCP address book to NAB.


  1. From the NSCP address book, select export and choose CSV as the file type.
  2. Run the program with the CSV file as an input parameter.
    $ perl input.csv
  3. A file called will be created.
  4. Import the file into your GW address book.


  • This program assumes that the first name, last name and email address are populated in the NSCP address book.
  • The program only moves these three fields over to the NAB. It could be enhanced to move all the populated fields.



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