Knowledgebase: Oracle
Oracle Calendar Event Reminder/Alarm Behavior
Posted by - NA - on 30 June 2009 09:23 AM

Reminder/Alarm behavior for Oracle 9 and 10g

Event reminders created on the server successfully synchronize to the device.  In the following situations, however, event reminders are not synchronized:

  • Event reminders created on the device are not synchronized to the server.
  • Changes made to event reminders on the device are not reflected on the server.
  • Changes made to event reminders on the server are not reflected on the device.

Additionally, reminders for Day Events and Daily Notes created on the server will not be sent to the device.

These issues stem from a limitation of the Oracle software in regard to mobile data synchronization of event reminders, as noted by Oracle.   See "Alarm Behavior" in the following Oracle article for further information:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/cs/user_info/omobile_collaboration/html/mobile_data_sync.html#alarmbehavior


Reminder/Alarm behavior for Oracle Beehive

Oracle Beehive does not actually synchronize reminders to the device, as the user may not require a reminder to be the same on both server and device.

Calendar events created or edited on the Oracle Beehive server always synchronize to the device with a default reminder time of 15 minutes. The SyncML reminder default can be set/changed in the profile.

In turn, reminders created on the device will not sync to the server. All Day events will be created with no reminder and timed events will receive a default reminder.

Exceptions exist when Outlook or Zimbra Web are being used:
-Outlook uses the default reminder value set in bcentral.
-Zimbra Web uses a default reminder of 5 minutes.