Chapter 15.  Moving Data to and from the Handheld with a Conduit

Now we are going to show you how to move data back and forth between the desktop and the handheld. To do this, we need to discuss quite a few Sync Manager functions. We’ll show you the functionality required in a conduit to support data transfers as well as some useful additional features. After we discuss these topics, we’ll return to our walkthrough of what happens when the HotSync button gets pressed.

Next, we’ll discuss portability issues and, finally, we’ll turn to conduit creation. We’ll rewrite our DoNothing Sales application conduit so that it handles moving data to and from the handheld. We’ll show you how to move the sales orders and customers from the handheld, and move the products and customers to the handheld. We’ll also handle deleted records in the customer database.

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