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From: John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
To: Jean Louis <bugs@gnu.support>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: contact management in emacs
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:06:00 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2lfaxmmvr.fsf@andrew.cmu.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YEVaZ5OYqQcVoooY@protected.rcdrun.com>

This question is going to go a little off the original topic. I wonder
how far you can push your model of replacing the org-file with a
database. It looks like it would be easy to extend to something like a
shared bibliography.

How far could you push it for something like a shared set of documents,
e.g. a shared notebook on a project? How feasible would it be to access
tables or src blocks in these if they were in a database? or to build an
agenda from entries in the database?



Jean Louis <bugs@gnu.support> writes:

> * Russell Adams <RLAdams@AdamsInfoServ.Com> [2021-02-28 12:07]:
>> The only reason I don't use BBDB is I want to use Org to allow me to
>> maintain notes about contacts (ie: CRM). Yes, I get that I could have
>> a CRM file and link in BBDB contacts, but that feels like adding
>> layers.
>
> I have replaced using Org file as the central system with the `people`
> database as the central system. This may sound confusing. Instead of
> using exclusively Org file, I am using the database and addint notes
> to people in the database. A note can have any major or minor mode,
> thus it could be text or Org file or markdown file, enriched mode or
> restructured text, asciidoc, or similar.
>
> My workflow is to find the person first, then press N to see notes, or
> M-n to create a new note. Concepts I am explaining may serve some
> people to create their own workflows.
>
> Using database for that allows easily collaboration in real time with
> other team members and inclusion or insertion of new contacts during
> marketing activities without interruption. Org files are not suitable
> for such collaborative updates.
>
>> The stumbling point for me has been exporting to my mobile phone. I'm
>> fine with a one way sync from my BBDB/Org solution to the phone, but
>> I feel like I never found a good option.
>
> bbdb-vcard package is here:
> https://melpa.org/packages/bbdb-vcard-20201016.1902.tar
>
> Jean


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  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-08 20:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-27 11:08 Alan Schmitt
2021-02-27 11:31 ` Martin Steffen
2021-02-27 13:20   ` andrés ramírez
2021-02-27 14:40     ` Eric S Fraga
2021-02-27 15:12       ` andrés ramírez
2021-02-28 10:21         ` Eric S Fraga
2021-02-27 15:14       ` Martin Steffen
2021-02-27 17:00   ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-02-27 16:53 ` Bob Newell
2021-02-28  9:06 ` Russell Adams
2021-02-28 11:09   ` Alan Schmitt
2021-03-03 14:40   ` TRS-80
2021-03-07 22:57   ` Jean Louis
2021-03-08 20:06     ` John Kitchin [this message]
2021-03-10  8:32       ` Jean Louis
2021-03-07 22:13 ` Jean Louis
2021-03-08  7:49   ` Alan Schmitt
2021-03-08  8:12     ` Jose E. Marchesi
2021-03-10  8:32       ` Jean Louis
2022-09-09 16:11 ` Sébastien Rey-Coyrehourcq
2022-09-10  5:46   ` Ihor Radchenko
     [not found] <mailman.47.1614445226.20994.emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
2021-02-27 20:52 ` dalanicolai
2021-03-07 22:51   ` Jean Louis

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