Wargamer88 Wargamer88 - 1 year ago 153
Android Question

Uncaught ReferenceError: ContactFindOptions is not defined

I have a problem with cordova/phonegap contacts.

This is the code i am trying to execute, i put in an external javascript file:

function onDeviceReady() {
// find all contacts
var options = new ContactFindOptions();
options.filter = "*";
var fields = ["displayName", "name"];
navigator.contacts.find(fields, onSuccess, onError, options);

// onSuccess: Get a snapshot of the current contacts

function onSuccess(contacts) {
for (var i = 0; i < contacts.length; i++) {
console.log("Display Name = " + contacts[i].displayName);

// onError: Failed to get the contacts

function onError(contactError) {

This is the code from the phonegap API documentation:


The original code is to find all contacts with 'bob' in every field.

I changed it to "*"(Just a star) for all my contacts.

The function onDeviceReady is just called by a button click.

The error I get in the logcat is this:

[INFO:CONSOLE(81)] "Uncaught ReferenceError: ContactFindOptions is not defined"
81 is the linenumber with: var options = new ContactFindOptions();

Does anyone know what to do to get the function ContactFindOptions() work?

If you need more info, just let me know.

Answer Source

Access contacts on Android using Phonegap:-

function onDeviceReady() {
    // specify contact search criteria
    var options = new ContactFindOptions();
    options.filter="";          // empty search string returns all contacts
    options.multiple=true;      // return multiple results
    filter = ["displayName"];   // return contact.displayName field

    // find contacts
    navigator.contacts.find(filter, onSuccess, onError, options);

var names = [];

// onSuccess: Get a snapshot of the current contacts
function onSuccess(contacts) {
    for (var i=0; i<contacts.length; i++) {
        if (contacts[i].displayName) {  // many contacts don't have displayName
    alert('contacts loaded');

you can try to read the documentation and implementation of how to use I'm providing some link which will help you Saving Contacts with PhoneGap Android and Example of Creating a full contact with PhoneGap

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