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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » MobiLink - Client Administration » Introduction to SQL Anywhere Clients for MobiLink » SQL Anywhere clients » Using ActiveSync synchronization

 

Registering SQL Anywhere clients for ActiveSync

You can register your application for use with ActiveSync either by using the ActiveSync provider install utility or using the ActiveSync software itself. This section describes how to use the ActiveSync software.

For information about the alternative approach, see ActiveSync provider installation utility [mlasinst].

To register the SQL Anywhere client for use with ActiveSync

  1. Ensure that the MobiLink provider for ActiveSync is installed.

    For information, see Installing the MobiLink provider for ActiveSync.

  2. Start the ActiveSync software on your desktop machine.

  3. For Windows prior to Vista:

    • From the ActiveSync window, choose Options.
    • From the list of information types, choose MobiLink and click Settings.
    • In the MobiLink Synchronization window, click New. The Properties window appears.

    For Windows Vista:

    • From the Windows Mobile Device Center window, click Mobile Device Settings and then click Change Content Settings.
    • Click Change Content Settings.
    • Click MobiLink Clients.
    • Click Sync Settings.
  4. Enter the following information for your application:

    • Application name   A name identifying the application to be displayed in the ActiveSync user interface.

    • Class name   The class name for the dbmlsync client, as set using the -wc option.

      For more information, see -wc option.

    • Path   The location of the dbmlsync application on the device.

    • Arguments   Any command line arguments to be used when ActiveSync starts dbmlsync.

      You start dbmlsync in one of two modes:

      • If you specify scheduling options, dbmlsync enters hover mode. In this case, use the dbmlsync -wc option with a matching value in the class name setting.

        For more information, see -wc option and Scheduling synchronization.

      • Otherwise, dbmlsync is not in hovering mode. In this case, use -k to shut down dbmlsync.

        For more information, see -k option (deprecated).

  5. Click OK to register the application.