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Contacts.app: Batch add existing contacts to group via text file and AppleScript #

tell application "Contacts"

-- Path to file containing list of contacts (one per line) to add to group
set groupList to "Macintosh HD:Users:foo:grouplist.txt"

-- Read lines from groupList
set groupMembers to paragraphs of (read file groupList as «class utf8»)

-- Add each name to a pre-existing Contacts.app group named "Friends"
repeat with i in groupMembers
set aMember to (first person whose (name is i))
add aMember to group "Friends"
end repeat

save

end tell

-- Any mismatch between names in grouplist.txt and Contacts.app will return an invalid index error along with the errant name, resulting in no names being added to the group.

-- Tested in macOS 10.12 and 10.13

-- Hat tip: mklement0's script and Tetsuro Kurita's AppleScriptHTML

/mac | Sep 12, 2018


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