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Posts: 28
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Problem of getting phone number from PIM list

I've added a menu item into Address book. When user clicks on it, it shows the phone numbers of this contact. Then user clicks on the phone number, the application will do some actions for the number.


I tested on device software 4.2 (8707), the contact has 3 phones - Work, Work 2 and Mobile. But my application shows "Work" and "Mobile" only, not "Work 2". And another test on 4.3 simulator (8120), it shows "Work" TWICE and "Mobile" once, not "Work 2" again.


Is there a bug for these device software?


Here is the code for reference.


if (context instanceof BlackBerryContact) {
            BlackBerryContact bbContact = (BlackBerryContact) context;
            PIMList pimList = bbContact.getPIMList();
            int phoneCount = bbContact.countValues(Contact.TEL);
            if (phoneCount > 0){
                String[] phoneNums = new String[phoneCount];
                String[] labels = new String[phoneCount];
                for (int i=0; i<phoneCount; i++) {
                    String phoneNum = bbContact.getString(Contact.TEL, i);
                    String label = pimList.getAttributeLabel(bbContact.getAttributes(Contact.TEL, i));
                    phoneNums[i] = phoneNum;
                    labels[i] = label + ": " + phoneNum;
                if (phoneCount == 1) {
                }  else {
                    int choice = Dialog.ask("Which number?", labels, 0);
                    if (choice >= 0) doSomething(phoneNums[choice]);
            } else {
                Dialog.inform("No phone is stored for such contact!");

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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport
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Re: Problem of getting phone number from PIM list

work2/home2 is not supported in all versions. in 4.6 the fields are listed, in 4.2.1 they are not. just look them up in BlackberryContact to see what OS versions grant access to them.
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