Android Contacts Fields, Data Table Columns And Data Mimetype Explain

Android contacts information is stored in data table. The data table is saved in SQLite database file /data /data /com.android.providers.contacts /databases /contacts2.db. There are columns data1 to data15 in data table, this article will tell you which column stores what type of contact data.

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Which contact info field is saved in which data column is decided by data table mimetype_id column value. Below will explain data mimetype and used data columns relations.

1. vnd.android.cursor.item/email_v2 mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Email provide below data.

  1. data1 ( string ): store email address.
  2. data2 ( integer ): store email type ( home (1), work (2), other (3), mobile (4)).
  3. data4 ( string ): store email display name.
public static final class Email implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins, ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.CommonColumns {
    public static final String ADDRESS = "data1";
    public static final Uri CONTENT_FILTER_URI = null;
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/email_v2";
    public static final Uri CONTENT_LOOKUP_URI = null;
    public static final String CONTENT_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.dir/email_v2";
    public static final Uri CONTENT_URI = null;
    public static final String DISPLAY_NAME = "data4";
    public static final Uri ENTERPRISE_CONTENT_FILTER_URI = null;
    public static final Uri ENTERPRISE_CONTENT_LOOKUP_URI = null;
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final int TYPE_HOME = 1;
    public static final int TYPE_MOBILE = 4;
    public static final int TYPE_OTHER = 3;
    public static final int TYPE_WORK = 2;

2. vnd.android.cursor.item/im mimetype

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Im provide below info.

  1. data1 ( string ) : store instant messager id.
  2. data5 ( integer ) : store im protocol. The value can be such as 0 ( Im.PROTOCOL_AIM)
public static final class Im implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins, ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.CommonColumns {
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/im";
    public static final String CUSTOM_PROTOCOL = "data6";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final String PROTOCOL = "data5";
    public static final int PROTOCOL_AIM = 0;
    public static final int PROTOCOL_CUSTOM = -1;
    public static final int PROTOCOL_GOOGLE_TALK = 5;
    public static final int PROTOCOL_ICQ = 6;
    public static final int PROTOCOL_JABBER = 7;
    public static final int PROTOCOL_MSN = 1;
    public static final int PROTOCOL_NETMEETING = 8;
    public static final int PROTOCOL_QQ = 4;
    public static final int PROTOCOL_SKYPE = 3;
    public static final int PROTOCOL_YAHOO = 2;
    public static final int TYPE_HOME = 1;
    public static final int TYPE_OTHER = 3;
    public static final int TYPE_WORK = 2;

3. vnd.android.cursor.item/nickname mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Nickname provide below info.

  1. data1 : store nickname.
public static final class Nickname implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins, ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.CommonColumns {
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/nickname";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final String NAME = "data1";
    public static final int TYPE_DEFAULT = 1;
    public static final int TYPE_INITIALS = 5;
    public static final int TYPE_MAIDEN_NAME = 3;
    /** @deprecated */
    @Deprecated
    public static final int TYPE_MAINDEN_NAME = 3;
    public static final int TYPE_OTHER_NAME = 2;
    public static final int TYPE_SHORT_NAME = 4;

4. vnd.android.cursor.item/organization mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Organization provide below info.

  1. data1 : Store company.
  2. data4 : Store title.
  3. data5 : Store department.
  4. data6 : Store job description.
  5. data7 : Store symbol.
  6. data9 : Store office location.
public static final class Organization implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins, ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.CommonColumns {
    public static final String COMPANY = "data1";
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/organization";
    public static final String DEPARTMENT = "data5";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final String JOB_DESCRIPTION = "data6";
    public static final String OFFICE_LOCATION = "data9";
    public static final String PHONETIC_NAME = "data8";
    public static final String PHONETIC_NAME_STYLE = "data10";
    public static final String SYMBOL = "data7";
    public static final String TITLE = "data4";
    public static final int TYPE_OTHER = 2;
    public static final int TYPE_WORK = 1;

5. vnd.android.cursor.item/phone_v2 mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Phone provide below info.

  1. data1 : phone number.
  2. data2 : phone type.
public static final class Phone implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins, ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.CommonColumns {
    public static final Uri CONTENT_FILTER_URI = null;
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/phone_v2";
    public static final String CONTENT_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.dir/phone_v2";
    public static final Uri CONTENT_URI = null;
    public static final Uri ENTERPRISE_CONTENT_FILTER_URI = null;
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final String NORMALIZED_NUMBER = "data4";
    public static final String NUMBER = "data1";
    public static final String SEARCH_DISPLAY_NAME_KEY = "search_display_name";
    public static final String SEARCH_PHONE_NUMBER_KEY = "search_phone_number";
    public static final int TYPE_ASSISTANT = 19;
    public static final int TYPE_CALLBACK = 8;
    public static final int TYPE_CAR = 9;
    public static final int TYPE_COMPANY_MAIN = 10;
    public static final int TYPE_FAX_HOME = 5;
    public static final int TYPE_FAX_WORK = 4;
    public static final int TYPE_HOME = 1;
    public static final int TYPE_ISDN = 11;
    public static final int TYPE_MAIN = 12;
    public static final int TYPE_MMS = 20;
    public static final int TYPE_MOBILE = 2;
    public static final int TYPE_OTHER = 7;
    public static final int TYPE_OTHER_FAX = 13;
    public static final int TYPE_PAGER = 6;
    public static final int TYPE_RADIO = 14;
    public static final int TYPE_TELEX = 15;
    public static final int TYPE_TTY_TDD = 16;
    public static final int TYPE_WORK = 3;
    public static final int TYPE_WORK_MOBILE = 17;
    public static final int TYPE_WORK_PAGER = 18;

6. vnd.android.cursor.item/sip_address mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.SipAddress provide below info.

  1. data1 : address.
  2. data2 : address type.
public static final class SipAddress implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins, ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.CommonColumns {
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/sip_address";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final String SIP_ADDRESS = "data1";
    public static final int TYPE_HOME = 1;
    public static final int TYPE_OTHER = 3;
    public static final int TYPE_WORK = 2;

7. vnd.android.cursor.item/name mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.StructuredName provide below info.

  1. data1 : display name.
  2. data2 : given name.
  3. data3 : family name.
  4. data4 : prefix.
  5. data5 : middle name.
  6. data6 : suffix.
public static final class StructuredName implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins {
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/name";
    public static final String DISPLAY_NAME = "data1";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final String FAMILY_NAME = "data3";
    public static final String FULL_NAME_STYLE = "data10";
    public static final String GIVEN_NAME = "data2";
    public static final String MIDDLE_NAME = "data5";
    public static final String PHONETIC_FAMILY_NAME = "data9";
    public static final String PHONETIC_GIVEN_NAME = "data7";
    public static final String PHONETIC_MIDDLE_NAME = "data8";
    public static final String PHONETIC_NAME_STYLE = "data11";
    public static final String PREFIX = "data4";
    public static final String SUFFIX = "data6";

8. vnd.android.cursor.item/postal-address_v2 mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.StructuredPostal provide below info.

  1. data1 : formatted address.
  2. data2 : postal address type.
  3. data4 : street.
  4. data7 : city.
  5. data8 : region.
  6. data9 : postcode.
  7. data10 : country.
public static final class StructuredPostal implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins, ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.CommonColumns {
    public static final String CITY = "data7";
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/postal-address_v2";
    public static final String CONTENT_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.dir/postal-address_v2";
    public static final Uri CONTENT_URI = null;
    public static final String COUNTRY = "data10";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final String FORMATTED_ADDRESS = "data1";
    public static final String NEIGHBORHOOD = "data6";
    public static final String POBOX = "data5";
    public static final String POSTCODE = "data9";
    public static final String REGION = "data8";
    public static final String STREET = "data4";
    public static final int TYPE_HOME = 1;
    public static final int TYPE_OTHER = 3;
    public static final int TYPE_WORK = 2;

9. vnd.android.cursor.item/identity mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Identity provide below info.

  1. data1 : identity number.
  2. data2 : namespace ( ssn etc).
public static final class Identity implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins {
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/identity";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final String IDENTITY = "data1";
    public static final String NAMESPACE = "data2";

10. vnd.android.cursor.item/photo mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Photo provide below info.

  1. data14 : photo file id.
  2. data15 : photo.
public static final class Photo implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins {
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/photo";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final String PHOTO = "data15";
    public static final String PHOTO_FILE_ID = "data14";

11. vnd.android.cursor.item/group_membership mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.GroupMembership provide below info.

  1. data1 : reference to groups table _id.
public static final class GroupMembership implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins {
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/group_membership";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final String GROUP_ROW_ID = "data1";
    public static final String GROUP_SOURCE_ID = "group_sourceid";

12. vnd.android.cursor.item/website mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Website provide below info.

  1. data1 : website url.
public static final class Website implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins, ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.CommonColumns {
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/website";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final int TYPE_BLOG = 2;
    public static final int TYPE_FTP = 6;
    public static final int TYPE_HOME = 4;
    public static final int TYPE_HOMEPAGE = 1;
    public static final int TYPE_OTHER = 7;
    public static final int TYPE_PROFILE = 3;
    public static final int TYPE_WORK = 5;
    public static final String URL = "data1";

13. vnd.android.cursor.item/note mimetype.

Class ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Note provide below info.

  1. data1 : contact notes.
public static final class Note implements ContactsContract.DataColumnsWithJoins {
    public static final String CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE = "vnd.android.cursor.item/note";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_COUNTS";
    public static final String EXTRA_ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES = "android.provider.extra.ADDRESS_BOOK_INDEX_TITLES";
    public static final String NOTE = "data1";

References

  1. Android Contacts Database Structure
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