Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: import from palm

  1. #1
    Spencer is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    63
    Rep Power
    8

    Default import from palm

    We have a couple of users with Palm Desktop. How would I go about importing that data into zimbra, i.e calendar and contacts?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    jholder's Avatar
    jholder is offline Former Zimbran
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Thatcher, AZ
    Posts
    5,606
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    Well-
    These are some thoughts that I had
    Export your contacts to CSV
    and see if you can get a program that can convert your calendar to ical

  3. #3
    Spencer is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    63
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    I had some too after sleeping on this. I will see if I can use the Palm Desktop software to sync with outlook, then use the pst import tool to get it into zimbra. Anyways, I think this might be a wee bit tricky.

    Updated

    I think I have found the way to do this. A test run worked well. I had to do this on a mac, but it worked well.

    First I exported all databook items to vCal.

    Then I used vCalExploder from http://www.visualnewt.com/ to make iCal files.

    Finally I imported them into iCal, then ran the iSync plugin.
    Alternately, I think that using the Calendar plugin for Thunderbird will product the same results. But import the iCal data into an existing calendar that is syncing with the server.
    Last edited by Spencer; 08-18-2006 at 01:44 PM.

  4. #4
    lee
    lee is offline Active Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    brooklyn
    Posts
    25
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Backwards?

    I'm trying to do this backwards. zimbra -> palm desktop-> treo 650. It seems impossible without writing a custom ical to vcal convertor.

    -lee

  5. #5
    Spencer is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    63
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    Here's one idea. How about using The missing sync? http://www.markspace.com/missingsync_palmos.php

    This software will allow you to sync with Apple's ical to the Palm. Just import the data into iCal from zimbra, then sync it with this software. Or even just subscribe to the calendar then let the software to sync to your phone. That way both iCal and Zimbra will have the same data and you won't have to do multiple imports and exports.

    It's not a free solution, but it still might work. This is something I have never done yet so try it at your own risk.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-27-2007, 12:19 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-21-2007, 02:33 PM
  3. Please Skip Calendar in Import Wizard
    By ThorGoLucky in forum Migration
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-15-2007, 08:51 PM
  4. import wizard doesn't import recurring events?
    By spot in forum Administrators
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-18-2006, 03:20 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •