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How to publish Addressbook contacts?

ODS Addressbook offers the feature to publish contacts items:

  1. Go to Preferences.
  2. Go to Publications.
  3. Click "New Publication".
  4. In the shown form enter the parameters as follows:
    1. Name: then name of the publication
    2. Select "Refresh type":
      1. manually
      2. after any entry is changed
      3. every [n] hours /days
    3. Select "Destination Type":
      1. WebDAV path
      2. URL
    4. Enter username and password if needed.
    5. Options (Filter - What contacts to be accepted?)
      1. Include with Tags
      2. Exclude with Tags

Here is sample scenario how to publish contacts:

  1. Login at http://myopenlink.net:8890/ods/ as user demo
  2. Go to its Addressbook
  3. Go to Preferences -> Publications -> New Publication
  4. In the shown form enter:
    1. Name: My contacts Publication
    2. Refresh type: every 1 hour
    3. Source type: URL
    4. WebDAV path/URL: http://demo.openlinksw.com/DAV/home/demo/mycontacts.txt
    5. Username and password: demo
    6. Click "Create".
    7. As result the publication will be created.
  5. You can click the "Sync" button in order to force synchronization.
  6. As result the Status should be shown as "OK" and also should be shown the date of execution.
  7. Let's check what is the content of the created file:
BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
REV:2007-05-18T10:52:43.000-04:00
UID:14F2619C-13E0-11DD-98DF-FD73DD4D8578@localhost
NICKNAME:test
TS:-12
END:VCARD
BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
REV:2008-10-08T16:24:43.000-04:00
UID:243474B0-9577-11DD-98DF-FD73DD4D8578@localhost
NICKNAME:Kingsley
END:VCARD

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