Configure the vCard export application for Profiles 

Configure settings in the profiles-config.xml file to specify the character set encoding options used to export vCards. The table below lists the character set encoding options that work best.

Before you begin

To use administrative commands, use the IBM WAS wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client for details.

About this task

Profiles users can export vCards from people's profiles and then import the profiles into their email client as contacts. You can configure the profiles-config.xml file to specify the encoding options that are available when exporting vCards from Profiles and determine which options are most appropriate for your users.


To configure the vCard export application...

  1. From the dmgr host:

      cd $DMGR_PROFILE/bin
      ./ -jython

      If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, pick the node where the file is stored.

  2. Check out the Profiles configuration files:

      ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig("<working_directory>", "<cell_name>")where:

      • <working_directory> is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied and are stored while you make changes to them. Use forward slashes (/) to separate directories in the file path, even if you are using the Microsoft Windows operating system.

          Note: AIX and Linux only: The directory must grant write permissions or the command does not complete successfully.

      • <cell_name> is the name of the WAS cell hosting the Profiles application. This argument is required. It is also case-sensitive, so type it with care. If you do not know the cell name, you can determine it by typing the following command in the wsadmin command processor: print AdminControl.getCell()

      For example:

      • AIX or Linux:


      • Microsoft Windows:


  • Open the Profiles configuration file, profiles-config.xml, using a text editor and locate the <vcardExport> section, which looks like the following:

  • To provide an export encoding that is specific to your language, include the following lines of code within the <vcardExport> tags:

  • After making changes, check the configuration files back in, and do so during the same wsadmin session in which you checked them out for the changes to take effect. See Apply property changes in Profiles for information about how to save and apply your changes.

    Parent topic

    Administer Profiles

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