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ADDRNEW

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AddrNew -- Create a new entry in the address book. (V2.0)

TEMPLATE

VAR/K,STEM/K,TYPE,ALIAS,NAME,EMAIL

FUNCTION

Creates a new entry in the address book and inserts it below the last active entry. If the address book window has not yet been opened in the current session, the new entry will be added below the first entry.

INPUTS

VAR/K - variable where the alias of the resulting entry will be stored
STEM/K - base name used for the stem where the alias of the resulting entry will be stored
TYPE - type of entry, may be one of G (group), L (distribution list) or P (person, the default value)
ALIAS - alias for the new entry
NAME - real name for the new entry
EMAIL - email address for the new entry

RETURNS

VAR - alias of the resulting entry
<STEM>ALIAS - alias of the resulting entry

NOTES

At least one of ALIAS, NAME or EMAIL should be specified. Bogus types are simply ignored.

If the provided alias exists already, a new alias will be used instead by taking the supplied string and adding a trailing number until no clash is produced. String limits are also taken into account.

If no alias is provided, one will be created automatically by using a cut-down version of the NAME or EMAIL arguments; for instance, "Jose Luis Feliciano" would turn into "J_Feliciano", or "Jose" if Jose@… was the only argument provided. The rule mentioned above is also applied.

If the address book window is closed at the time the new entry is added, it won't count as a change in the address book, which means you won't be warned if you try to quit YAM afterwards without saving the address book.

While using spaces in aliases is possible, it is discouraged.

EXAMPLE

/* Create a new group */

ADDRNEW G 'Singers'

/* Create a new distribution list */

ADDRNEW L 'Spanish'

BUGS

SEE ALSO

ADDREDIT ?