The contact import block is part of Airtable Blocks, a Pro plan feature. Blocks let you extend the functionality of your bases: you can use blocks to bring new information into Airtable, visualize and summarize your records in colorful ways, and even directly integrate your Airtable bases with your favorite apps.
The contact import block allows you to add contact information to an existing table by importing vCard (VCF) files.
Watch this video to learn more about how to set up and use a contact import block, or read on for further information.
After adding a contact import block to your base, you can drag and drop a vCard file onto the block.
After the file gets uploaded, you'll be brought to a screen where you can map exactly how the information from the vCard file gets added to your table. Before mapping the fields, make sure you have the correct table selected.
The left side of the Field mappings section (with the toggles) shows the values from the vCard file, and the right side (with the dropdowns) shows the fields in your table. To map a value, select a toggle associated with a vCard value, then choose a field from the dropdown menu. Repeat this process for as many fields as you want.
Note that you don't have to import any values you don't need to, and the names of the values in your vCard file don't necessarily have to match the names of the fields in your Airtable base. As you alter the field mappings, you can look at the right side of the block, which shows samples of the records that will be created according to the specified mappings.
Once you're ready, click the Create records button.
The block will remember your field mappings the next time you import another vCard file.