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I'm generating QR codes that contain vCards, and these can be consumed just fine by smartphones, e.g. with software like RedLaser, etc.

For the desktop I have a barcode scanner that can read QR (2D), but how can I read the vCard into a spreadsheet or some other way that I can use the data easily. If I do it now with Notepad, Word, etc it just outputs the raw vCard code as a single entry/string, which is not very helpful :/



What I currently get when I scan on Windows (e.g. Notepad) is the raw vCard string:

FN:John Doe
ADR;WORK:;;28 WST, CA 4, 23010, United States 
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Please include in your question an example of what you're getting from the barcode scanner; armed with that information it should be possible to answer your question. –  Aaron Miller May 20 '13 at 17:03
Done, thanks Aaron. –  user967722 May 20 '13 at 17:11
What options does the scanner software offer with regard to how it handles the data it produces? For example, can you have it write the vCard data to a file with extension .vcf, and then tell it to invoke a given program on that file? (More generally, what scanner software are you using?) –  Aaron Miller May 20 '13 at 17:16
None. I just plugin the scanner and eh OS detects it. Do I need specific software to make sense of vCards? –  user967722 May 20 '13 at 17:21
Not as such; lots of things (especially mail clients) understand .vcf files, but don't recognize raw vCard when it's not in a file with that extension. Exactly what happens when you scan a QR code? –  Aaron Miller May 20 '13 at 17:22

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