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2018-12-17
Last Modified 2015-11-02 by Guest

File Formats for various sync devices

Various SyncML capable devices exchange data (adress, calendar, todo, notes) in various data formats. This page is designed to collect as many examples from as many devices as possible to allow for an implementation that can deal with any of these.

Synthesis SyncML client

The Synthesis (www.synthesis.ch) client can be used to sync Palm and various Windows Mobile PDAs.

Synthesis Tasks Example

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:1.0
BEGIN:VTODO
SUMMARY:Synthesis todo entry on pal,
CATEGORIES:Tests
CLASS:PUBLIC
DESCRIPTION;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:Note line1=0D=0A=
line2=0D=0A=

DUE:20050929T000000
PRIORITY:1
STATUS:NEEDS ACTION
END:VTODO
END:VCALENDAR

Notes:

  • Priority can be 1-5.
  • If a todo entry is marked as completed, its status becomes COMPLETED.
  • The client is quite picky about the version number: ensure it's VERSION:1.0.

Synthesis Events Example

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:1.0
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:test
CLASS:PUBLIC
DESCRIPTION;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:line1 aumlaut: ae=0D=0A=
line2=0D=0A=

DTSTART:20050923T130000
DTEND:20050923T140000
AALARM:20050923T080000;;;
DALARM:20050923T080000;;;
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

Synthesis Address Book Example

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
N;CHARSET=UTF-8:Last Name;First Name aumlaut: ä    ;;;
FN;CHARSET=UTF-8:Last Name, First Name aumlaut: ä    
TITLE:title
ORG:company;
CLASS:PUBLIC
TEL;WORK:+4989111
TEL;HOME:+4989222
TEL;FAX:+4989333
EMAIL:
ADR:;;Marienplatz 1;Munich;By;D-81777;Germany
NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:line1=0D=0A=
line2=0D=0A=

END:VCARD

Motorola RAZR V3

Motorola RAZR V3 Contact Example

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
N:lastname;firstname
TEL;WORK:number
TEL;CELL:number
END:VCARD

Nokia 6230

Nokia 6230 Notes example

BEGIN:VNOTE
VERSION:1.1
BODY:Nokia3nndies ist zusätzlicher Text!
DCREATED:20051030T111735Z
LAST-MODIFIED:20051030T112041Z
END:VNOTE

Nokia 6230 Calendar example

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:1.0
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART:20051030T170000
DTEND:20051030T180000
CATEGORIES:MEETING
SUMMARY:calendar entry
DESCRIPTION;CHARSET=ISO-8859-1;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:description=0Aline=
 2=0Aumlaut: =E4=0Alast line
LOCATION:B
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

Nokia 6230 Task Example

(events and tasks are in the same database)

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:1.0
BEGIN:VTODO
DUE:20051113T090000
DTEND:20051113T090000
PRIORITY:2
STATUS:NEEDS ACTION
SUMMARY:Task1
END:VTODO
END:VCALENDAR

Nokia 9300i

Nokia 9300i Contact Example

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
REV:20060506T100811Z
N:lastname;firstname;second firstname;title;addon name
ADR;HOME:homepost-office-box;addonHome;homestreet;homecity;homestate;homepostcode;homecountry
ADR;WORK:workpost-office-box;addon-work;workstreet;workcity;workstate;workpostcode;workcountry
ADR;PREF:otherpost-office-box;;otherstreet;othercity;otherstate;otherpostcode;othercountry
ORG:company;
TITLE:position
TEL;WORK;VOICE:+4900
TEL;HOME;VOICE:+4901
TEL;CELL:+4902
TEL;WORK;FAX:+4904
EMAIL;INTERNET:email1@example.org
EMAIL;INTERNET:email2@example.org
NOTE:memo
NOTE:memo2
TEL;PAGER:+4903
URL:www1.example.org
URL:www2.example.org
BDAY:20060508
END:VCARD

Nokia 9500

Nokia 9500 Contact Example

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
REV:20060301T021807Z
N:Lastname;Firstname;Middlename;Title;Suffix
ADR;HOME:PostBox;;Street;City;State;Postcode;RegionCountry
ADR;WORK:PotsBox;;Street;City;State;Postcode;RegionCountry
ORG:Company;
TITLE:Job
TEL;VOICE:0000000000
TEL;CELL:0000000000
TEL;FAX:0000000000000
EMAIL;INTERNET:test@example.com
EMAIL;INTERNET:test2@example.com
TEL;WORK;VOICE:0000000000000
BDAY:20060228
END:VCARD

Nokia 9500 Todo Example

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:1.0
BEGIN:VTODO
UID:170
SUMMARY:Send email to mates
X-EPOCTODOLIST:To-do list
STATUS:NEEDS ACTION
X-EPOCAGENDAENTRYTYPE:TODO
CLASS:PUBLIC
DCREATED:20060301T000000
LAST-MODIFIED:20060302T050500Z
PRIORITY:3
END:VTODO
END:VCALENDAR

Nokia 9500 Calendar Example

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:1.0
BEGIN:VEVENT
UID:171
SUMMARY:Happy Hour
DTSTART:20060309T213000Z
DTEND:20060310T010000Z
X-EPOCAGENDAENTRYTYPE:APPOINTMENT
CLASS:PUBLIC
LOCATION:Deck
DCREATED:20060301T000000
LAST-MODIFIED:20060302T050800Z
PRIORITY:0
STATUS:NEEDS ACTION
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

Sony Ericsson P900

Sony Ericsson Tasks Example

VERSION:1.0
BEGIN:VTODO
UID:396
SUMMARY:A1
X-EPOCTODOLIST:To-do list
STATUS:NEEDS ACTION
X-EPOCAGENDAENTRYTYPE:TODO
CLASS:PUBLIC
DCREATED:20050422T220000Z
LAST-MODIFIED:20050423T195500Z
CATEGORIES:X-65536
PRIORITY:1
END:VTODO
END:VCALENDAR

Sony Ericsson Daylight.ini file configuration example (phone location C:\system\data) for Russian Federation (2001-2024)

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20010325T020000;20011028T030000;03:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20020331T020000;20021027T030000;03:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20030330T020000;20031026T030000;03:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20040328T020000;20041031T030000;03:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20050327T020000;20051030T030000;03:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20060326T020000;20061029T030000;03:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20070325T020000;20071028T030000;03:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20080330T020000;20081026T030000;03:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20090329T020000;20091025T030000;03:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20100328T020000;20101031T030000;03:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20110327T020000;20111030T030000;03:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20120302T000000;20130302T000000;04:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;01:00;20130302T000000;20140302T000000;04:00;04:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;00:00;20140302T000000;20140302T000000;03:00;03:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;00:00;20150302T000000;20150302T000000;03:00;03:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;00:00;20160302T000000;20160302T000000;03:00;03:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;00:00;20170302T000000;20170302T000000;03:00;03:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;00:00;20180302T000000;20180302T000000;03:00;03:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;00:00;20190302T000000;20190302T000000;03:00;03:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;00:00;20200302T000000;20200302T000000;03:00;03:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;00:00;20210302T000000;20210302T000000;03:00;03:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;00:00;20220302T000000;20220302T000000;03:00;03:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;00:00;20230302T000000;20230302T000000;03:00;03:00
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;00:00;20240302T000000;20240302T000000;03:00;03:00
END:VCALENDAR

Sony Ericsson P990

P990 Contact Example

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
REV:20061004T182204Z
UID:b2229084c1b63051-00e0fcb3600dd5a3-515
N:Contact;Test;;Ph.d.;
ADR;HOME:;;Home street;Homeville;Homeprovince;1234;Homia
ADR;WORK:;;Corp street;Jobtown;Working state;5678;Usania
TEL;WORK;VOICE;CELL:11111111
TEL;WORK;VOICE:22222222
TEL;FAX:77777777
EMAIL;INTERNET;X-SYNCMLREF1:test@example.com
URL:http://www.example.com
TEL;HOME;VOICE:33333333
EMAIL;INTERNET;HOME;X-SYNCMLREF2:private@example.com
ORG:Example Inc;
TITLE:Cto
BDAY:19571004
NOTE:Noteworthy for contact
PHOTO;TYPE=JPEG;ENCODING=BASE64:
    /9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAgGBgcGBQgHBwcJCQgKDBQNDAsLDBkS
    Ew8UHRofHh0aHBwgJC4nICIsIxwcKDcpLDAxNDQ0Hyc5PTgyPC4zNDIBCQkJDAsM
<snip photo data, default size seem to be 320x240>
    V7czRFBWzUckav1pp21FYxNFsTB1FbtMVFQcCnUN3dxpWIpoRL1psdsqKQe9T0lJ
    sCmbBN+4AUPYxuOlW80lK47H/9k=

END:VCARD

P990 Calendar example

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:1.0
TZ:+0124
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;+02;20060326T010000Z;20061029T010000Z;;
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;+02;20070325T010000Z;20071028T010000Z;;
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;+02;20080330T010000Z;20081026T010000Z;;
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;+02;20090329T010000Z;20091025T010000Z;;
DAYLIGHT:TRUE;+02;20100328T010000Z;20101031T010000Z;;
BEGIN:VEVENT
UID:20061004T174515Z-619750-H2_Board
SUMMARY:Test appointment
DESCRIPTION:Notes for test
DTSTART:20061005T080000Z
DTEND:20061005T090000Z
X-EPOCAGENDAENTRYTYPE:APPOINTMENT
CLASS:PUBLIC
LOCATION:Ortopedisk poliklinikk
SEQUENCE:-1
X-METHOD:NONE
ATTENDEE;ROLE=ORGANIZER;STATUS=NEEDS ACTION;RSVP=NO;EXPECT=FYI;X-PHONEOWNER:havardw (a) wigtil.net
ATTENDEE;ROLE=ATTENDEE;STATUS=NEEDS 
ACTION;RSVP=YES;EXPECT=FYI;X-ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;X-STATUS=NEEDS-ACTION:test@example.com
RRULE:MP1 1+ TH 21001231T000000
AALARM;TYPE=X-EPOCSOUND:20061005T075000Z;;0;0x100048ac0x00000205
LAST-MODIFIED:20061004T174546Z
CATEGORIES:X-Test
PRIORITY:0
STATUS:CONFIRMED
X-SYMBIAN-LUID:13
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

P990 Task example

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:1.0
BEGIN:VTODO
UID:20061004174658601750
SUMMARY:Test task
DESCRIPTION:Notes for task
DTSTART:20061005T215959
DUE:20061006T235959
X-EPOCTODOLIST:TODO
STATUS:NEEDS ACTION
X-EPOCAGENDAENTRYTYPE:TODO
CLASS:PUBLIC
SEQUENCE:-1
X-METHOD:NONE
AALARM;TYPE=X-EPOCSOUND:20061004T204700;;0;0x100048ac0x00000205
LAST-MODIFIED:20061004T174658Z
CATEGORIES:X-Test
PRIORITY:3
X-SYMBIAN-LUID:14
END:VTODO
END:VCALENDAR

P990 Notes example

BEGIN:VNOTE
VERSION:1.1
DCREATED:20060927T202756Z
LAST-MODIFIED:20061004T180306Z
BODY;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE;CHARSET=UTF-8:=
Teolog=0D=0ADager=20og=20blir=20ute=20til=20i=20kassa=20tar=20v=C3=A5r=20=
teolog=20dager=20og=20=20
END:VNOTE

Sony Ericsson W800i

Sony Ericsson W800i Calendar Example

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:1.0
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;CHARSET=UTF-8;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:20061003T180000Z
DTEND;CHARSET=UTF-8;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:20061003T190000Z
SUMMARY;CHARSET=UTF-8:Test
LOCATION;CHARSET=UTF-8:Test
LAST-MODIFIED;CHARSET=UTF-8;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:20061003T173042Z
X-SONYERICSSON-DST:0
X-IRMC-LUID:000000010003
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

Sony Ericsson W800i Contact Example

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
N;CHARSET=UTF-8:Test;Abe
TITLE;CHARSET=UTF-8:none
ORG;CHARSET=UTF-8:Example
TEL;HOME:8888888
TEL;WORK:7777777
TEL;CELL:9999999
TEL;FAX:6666666
TEL:5555555
EMAIL;INTERNET;PREF;CHARSET=UTF-8:mail@example.com
URL;CHARSET=UTF-8:www.example.com
ADR;HOME;CHARSET=UTF-8:;;Test 99;Aab;Caba;99;Caba
NOTE;CHARSET=UTF-8:Friend
BDAY:20060930
X-IRMC-LUID:000200000053
END:VCARD 

HTC Desire HD Example (Android 2.3) with Funambol Client v10.0.2

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
N:Tnachname;Testname;;;
NICKNAME:Nick
ADR;HOME:Pfach;Nachb;Proad;Port;Pland;055553;Land
ADR:Zg;Dg;Aroad;Aort;Aland;555533;Ggj
BDAY:1900-00-14
TEL;VOICE;HOME:00421
TEL;PREF;VOICE:88992
TEL;FAX:6666
TEL;VOICE:0815
TEL;CELL:0177
TEL;FAX;HOME:004213
TEL;PAGER:555
EMAIL;INTERNET;HOME;X-FUNAMBOL-INSTANTMESSENGER:im0
EMAIL;INTERNET;HOME:mp&#64;de.de
EMAIL;INTERNET:ms&#64;de.de
URL:google.de
URL;HOME:http://www.bellosbude.de
X-ANNIVERSARY:2011-06-16
ADR;WORK:Gg;Tt;Broad;Bort;Bland;523531;Zz
TITLE:Technik
ORG:Rwe;Zlt
TEL;WORK;PREF:1974
TEL;VOICE;WORK:02222
TEL;FAX;WORK:022223
EMAIL;INTERNET;WORK:ma&#64;de.de
URL;WORK:rrr.de
NOTE:Notiz
PHOTO;ENCODING=BASE64;TYPE=image/png:
 iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAGAAAABgCAYAAADimHc4AAAABHNCSVQICAgIfAhkiAAAIABJREF
... and so on
X-FUNAMBOL-CHILDREN:
X-SPOUSE:
UID:
TZ:
REV:
GEO:
END:VCARD

Getting your device's file format

If you have been asked for the format that your device sends data in, you need to perform a sync of the kind of data in question. To get a dump of the device data, create an address entry (or an event, or ...) with all features (as many device fields filled in as possible). Then do a sync. Within /tmp/sync then do:

for a in *.wbxml; do wbxml2xml -m 1 -i 4 -o `basename $a .wbxml`_conv.xml $a; done 2>/dev/null

You need libwbxml (http://libwbxml.aymerick.com/) installed. Then you get _conv.xml data with the readable XML in it. Locate the "BEGIN:VCARD" or "BEGIN:VEVENT" part in the *client*_conv.xml files; then you can add the data to this collection.