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Oracle Calendar Offline Agenda

An Oracle Calendar offline Agenda allows you to view your calendar when there is no network connection available to the UVM Calendar server. This is especially useful for laptop users when they are away from the UVM campus. By default, the offline Agenda is disabled in the Oracle Calendar client. To enable this feature, you will need to update the "unison.ini" file on your system.

Editing the unison.ini file

Locate the Oracle Calendar program on your hard drive. It usually resides inside the Applications folder. Right-click (or control-click if using a one-button mouse) on the Oracle Calendar icon and choose Show Package Contents from the menu.

In the new window that opens, open the Contents folder.

In the Contents folder, open the MacOS folder. Inside you should fins the unison.ini file.

Open the unison.ini file and add the following statements if they are not already there:

[LIMITS]
offlineab=TRUE

Note: there must NOT be any blank lines at the top of the unison.ini file and there MUST be one blank line at the end of the file.

Save the file, close it, and restart the calendar application.

Example of a successfully edited unison.ini file:

Offline Agenda with new installation

Start Oracle Calendar for the first time. If the unison.ini file has been edited properly, you should be prompted to create an offline Agenda.

Offline Agenda with existing installation

If you've already been using Oracle Calendar and just added the offline Agenda feature, you may be confronted with the message that the offline Agenda was created with an earlier version of Calendar. Click OK to have it converted to the current version.

Offline Agenda and password changes

You may also be prompted for a separate offline Agenda password, or recieve and error message that your offline password does not match your online password. If this happens, your offline Agenda password will need to be reset. This is done by removing certain offline Agenda files. None of your meetings will be lost by this procedure.

  1. close the Oracle Calendar client if it is open
  2. perform a search of your hard disk xtmlocal
  3. delete the files named xtmlocal.dat and xtmlocal.ndx
  4. open the Oracle Calendar client and it will automatically rebuild the offline Agenda

Never use the "password change" feature under tools in the Calendar Client. All password changes should be done from the Network ID & Account Management page.

Last modified November 02 2009 03:13 PM

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