Starred contacts/Favourite contacts

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Starred contacts/Favourite contacts

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I sync EPIM Contacts between Win-EPIM and Android-EPIM.

This is my setup in Android-EPIM:
Contact module is set to NOT sync with Google contacts
Contact module is set to use EPIM systemaccount

As such I get synced contacts visible in the Android contacts app. That app has Favorite Contacts/Starred Contacts functionality, which I would like to use while EPIM remains my source of contact information. What should I do in EPIM to some contacts in order to have them appear as favorite contacts in Android contacts app after syncing?

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Re: Starred contacts/Favourite contacts

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That depends on the default contacts app installed on your phone, whether it allows marking contacts from another accounts as favorite/starred.
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Re: Starred contacts/Favourite contacts

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Default contacts app on phone does allow to "Star" contacts from another account - like the EPIM account. So I can indeed mark an epim contact as starred in the default contacts app.

However, in that case:
- the contact information itself originates from EPIM
- which contacts are favorites originates from the default contacts app on the phone

In fact I was hoping to manage all contact information from within Win-EPIM - meaning also which contacts are favorites/starred and which are not after syncing to Android-EPIM.
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Re: Starred contacts/Favourite contacts

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Regardless of the Android situation, I would like to be able to mark contacts in EPIM-Win as favorites.

With close to 1000 contacts, doing a search for the same ones over and over again is tedious.

Any chance of adding a "favorite" designation to a contact?
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Re: Starred contacts/Favourite contacts

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This is possible, of course. Will take this into account.
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Re: Starred contacts/Favourite contacts

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+1
One important benefit of EPIM is that it generally allows to sync a lot of information between Windwos & Android directly, no need for the cloud.
But for now, that is not possible for which contacts are favorites. In that respect, a "Favorite"-designation in both Win EPIM and Android EPIM is crucial.
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