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Is there an API for adding contacts?

Hello, tell me please can I add a Contact via the API that will be visible to everyone?

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Tyler Liu answered ·
There is the address-book api:  https://developer.ringcentral.com/api-docs/latest/index.html#!#RefCreateContact

So you can "add a new personal contact to the user address book."

But I am afraid that it's not visible to everyone because an user only sees his own address book.  You might need to add contact to every one's address book.
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I have 9 users in the system and there will be an expansion of users, and I will each time have to add 20-40-50 thousand contacts for newly created users?
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This is nonsense, right?
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Yes, agreed. However there is no company shared address book.

People are using virtual extension as a workaround:  https://community.ringcentral.com/ringcentral/topics/need-shared-address-book-for-all-phones But to be frank I don't  know how it works exactly.
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Anirban answered ·

Yes, there is an address book API in beta it seems which can support this feature. Since this is a Beta API, you would need to send an email to devsupport@ringcentral.com requesting them to join or even can join this beta program if you are interested by submitting a Developer Support Case.

Ref https://forums.developers.ringcentral.com/questions/1054/add-a-contact-name-number-to-contacts-via-api.html


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