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New Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎02-13-2012
My Device: None - developing in simulator
My Carrier: Vodacom
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Retrieve a contact name by number

Hello. Given a phone number, I would like to search the phone book and retrieve the contact matching the number to obtain the contact names. I've found a lot of examples of how to get a contact based on their names but I'm not too sure where to start based on a number. Any ideas?

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New Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎02-13-2012
My Device: None - developing in simulator
My Carrier: Vodacom

Re: Retrieve a contact name by number

Yay, I got it to work! Smiley Happy

 

public String matchContact(String aNumber) {
	String displayName = "";
		
	try {
		BlackBerryContactList contactList = (BlackBerryContactList)BlackBerryPIM.getInstance()
			.openPIMList(BlackBerryPIM.CONTACT_LIST, BlackBerryPIM.READ_ONLY);
		Enumeration contacts = contactList.itemsByPhoneNumber(aNumber);
			
		if (contacts.hasMoreElements()) {
			BlackBerryContact contact = (BlackBerryContact) contacts.nextElement();
			displayName = getDisplayName(contact);
		} else {
			displayName = aNumber;
		}	
	} catch (PIMException e) {
		e.printStackTrace();
	}
		
	return displayName;
}

 

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Posts: 17,026
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport
My Carrier: O2 Germany

Re: Retrieve a contact name by number

much faster is:
create a http://www.blackberry.com/developers/docs/7.1.0api/net/rim/blackberry/api/phone/phonelogs/PhoneCallL... object and call getName
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New Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎02-13-2012
My Device: None - developing in simulator
My Carrier: Vodacom

Re: Retrieve a contact name by number

Thanks, I'll give it a try Smiley Happy