Synchronize Oracle Calendar directly from Mobile Part II

This is second and last part of configuring Oracle Calendar (Part of Oracle Collaboration Suite) so that your meetings, schedule, room bookings can be updated/synched directly from your mobile handset.

For Part I Installing Calendar and Web Server, Click here

In order to synchronize calendar directly from any mobile handset, corresponding handset profile should be available in ocst_profiles file. This file is in CAL_INSTALL_DIR/ocas/conf/ocst_profile .

Oracle Calendar version doesn’t contain profiles for Nokia E50 or E61 (as these handsets were certified later in version i.e. patch set 4) hence we have to patch it to version If mobile handset you are trying to configure is not listed in above ocst_profile file, check with Oracle Support if your handset is certified with calendar or not.

Below is the step to patch calendar to version

Upgrade Calendar to version
Upgrade of Calendar services is required in order to configure Nokia E61 and Nokia E50 handset.

Upgrade OPatch

Download patch 2617419 from metalink with version 10.1.2 and copy it to $CAL_HOME i.e. /apps/oracle/product/CAL

Unzip patch in above directory /apps/oracle/product/CAL , This will create OPatch directory in above location. When prompted for overwriting existing file select All and overwrite entire OPatch directory

Check opatch version
opatch version (opatch is available in /apps/oracle/product/CAL/OPatch)Make sure version is

Upgrade Calendar
—Download patch 5551332 from Metalink and unzip it in any directory. This will create directory 5551332

—Shutdown Calendar and OHS
unistop -all
ocasctl -stopall
opmnctl stopall

—Start opatch as
cd /patch_unzip_location/5551332
/apps/oracle/product/CAL/OPatch/opatch apply

When prompted for Is Oracle Service down, Select YES. Make sure patch finishes successfully.

Start Calendar and OHS services mentioned in first post

Nokia Handset Configuration
Menu -> Connectivity -> Sync -> Options -> New Sync Profile
-> Calendar – Include in Sync – Yes
Remote Database -> Calendar , Synchronize Type – Common
Connection Setting -> Server Version -1.1, Server ID -1, Data Bearer – Internet, Host Address – , Port No – 7777
User Name, Password (Type user Name password you created / admin username password)

Select sync in mobile handset and your calendar in Mobile should be synchronized with Oracle Calendar server.

For more information on how to enter these details in nokia handset play video in link

Nokia E61 Demo
Nokia E50 Demo

Related Document
Oracle Mobile Data Sync and Sync Server
Architecture of Oracle Calendar Application

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