Using SyncML? with ODS-AddressBook?

ODS-AddressBook? now supports synchronization to DAV SyncML folder and back.


Make sure the following packages are installed:

  1. ods_framework_dav.vad
  2. ods_addressbook_dav.vad
  3. syncml_dav.vad

Sample Scenario

  1. Go to http://<host>:<port>/ods
  2. Enter ODS user credentials.
  3. Click the Briefcase link in the left navigation bar.
  4. Your DAV/home/<ods-user> folder will be displayed:

  5. Click New Folder.

  6. Create a regular folder; for this example, named mysync

  7. Go to the new mysync folder:

  8. Click again New Folder.
  9. Name this folder contacts, and specify the Folder type as [[]

  10. Go to the new displayed "SyncML?" tab:

  11. Specify the SyncML? version and type, for ex.: 1.1 and vcard 1.1, respectively.

  12. Click "Create".
  13. The created folder should be displayed in the list of available resources for the mysync folder:

  14. Click AddressBook? in the left navigation bar.
  15. Your ODS-AddressBook? instance will be loaded, and automatically created if you don't have one yet:

    • In case of new created ODS-AddressBook? instance, create several contacts.
  16. Go to Preferences --> SyncML?

  17. Click New SyncML?

  18. In the form:
    • Name the SyncML? job; e.g., test
    • Enter the WebDAV? SyncML? Path; e.g., /DAV/home/[ods-user]/mysync/contacts
    • Enter your ODS username and password

  19. Click Create.

  20. Click Sync.

  21. Specify the direction of synchronization, and click the Sync button.
  22. A message will show how many contacts were synced to the ODS-AddressBook? instance (In), and how many were synced to the DAV location (Out):

Synchronization in Background

Suppose you have synced your contacts from the ODS-AddressBook? instance to the DAV location as described above. When there is a change on some of the fields for a current contact in your ODS-AddressBook?, the Save action will trigger a re-sync to the DAV location.


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