Basically, KAddressBook offers three options for searching address data:
Use the drop-down menu to determine search details, such as the , , or . As soon as you enter a character string in the adjacent input field, the data is searched by the selected criterion. The search result is displayed in the overview and in the detailed view.
To use this function, first configure an LDAP server in your network. Go to -> -> to access a list of various LDAP servers. If no selection is offered, ask your system administrator for the name of the server, the port number, and the base DN. Enter this data in the dialog opened with . Activate your settings with and .
To start the actual search, click the magnifying glass icon in the upper toolbar. In the following dialog, select a suitable search criterion (phone number, name, e-mail) and enter the search string in the adjacent input field. The result of your search appears in an overview below the search options. To integrate the retrieved entries in your address book, click the respective buttons. You can also send an e-mail message to all addresses found.