Mailing List Message #92619
From: Bret Miller <>
Subject: RE: XIMSS: Reading a Contacts folder
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:28:16 -0700
To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <>
X-Mailer: CommuniGate Pro MAPI Connector 1.2.12/1.2.12
> Bret Miller wrote:
> > I see a nice function to add items to a Contacts folder,
> but there is
> > no function to read the items?? Or update them??
> >
> > I understand reading can be done manually (I think) by
> reading through
> > the "messages" in the folder and then using HTTP to retrieve the
> > attached vcard and manually parsing it. It just seems like
> more work
> > than I should have to do when using this kind of API.
> There's no need to retrieve vCard parts via HTTP. A
> <folderRead /> on a
> contact item will give you the XML representation of the vCard data.

It doesn't here. I'll submit a bug report for this on Monday.

> > And to update, I can remove the existing item and append a new one.
> >
> > But I could do those things before via IMAP protocol. XIMSS
> seems to
> > make this more complex, not less.
> With XIMSS you can work with a Contact item in a uniform manner - as
> with an XML object. Plus, you can use the replacesUID flag to
> automatically remove the old copy of the object.

That's what I was hoping to do.


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