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    Default Updating contacts using REST

    I'm trying to update a single contact in my addressbook by specifying the id of the contact and the VCF format (http://localhost/home/user/contacts? The server accepts the contact (no errors), but instead of overwriting the contact it adds a new contact. Has anyone updated a contact successfully before?

    It doesnt have to be in VCF format. Any format will do.

    The following Java code was used to save a contact:

    public void saveItem( int itemID, String vcf ) throws Exception{
    String server = "localhost"
    URL url = new URL( server + "/home/laukvik/contacts?id=" + itemID + "&auth=nsc&fmt=vcf" );
    HttpURLConnection uc = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
    uc.setDoInput( true );
    uc.setDoOutput( true );
    uc.setRequestProperty ("Authorization", "Basic " + encoding);
    uc.setRequestProperty( "Content-Type", "text/x-vcard" );
    uc.setRequestProperty( "Content-Length", vcf.length() + "" );
    uc.setUseCaches( false );
    OutputStream wr = uc.getOutputStream();
    wr.write( vcf.getBytes() );

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    Did you try adding a "&resolve=replace" to the REST URL?
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    Thanks for the quick response!

    I just tried with the resolve=replace parameter you specified with no luck :-( I can't seem to find that parameter in the documentation I'm using (ZCS 6.0:Zimbra REST API Reference - Zimbra :: Wiki).

    Am I looking at the wrong documentation page? Are there more documentation available on updating contacts?

    Do the update method require additional http headers not mentioned in the documentation?

    All help and pointers appreciated :-)

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