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Contacts Sync with Google

Postby Sam Rushmore » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:56 am

I just downloaded and installed a trial version of Ultimate 11.1.0.
I have a slight problem with syncing contacts.
- When I add a contact in Google it gets added to ViewMinder. This is OK.
- When I add a contact in ViewMinder it gets added to Google. This is OK.
- When I delete the just added contact in Google it does not get deleted on ViewMinder. This is not OK.
- When I delete the just added contact in ViewMinder it does not get deleted on Google. This is not OK.
- When I delete the just added contact in ViewMinder it gets deleted in ViewMinder for several seconds, then it re-appears. This is not OK.

Are there some settings that need to be "adjusted"?
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Re: Contacts Sync with Google

Postby VueSoft » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:14 am

Hi Sam, welcome to the forums. VueMinder will sync new or modified contacts. Deletions won't sync. This is to prevent possible data loss if syncing goes awry. I don't want to take any chances of contacts being deleted when they shouldn't be!

The workaround is to delete the contact from both VueMinder and Google Contacts. If this is a big issue for you I could add an option to sync deletions, with a "user beware" disclaimer.
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Re: Contacts Sync with Google

Postby Sam Rushmore » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:43 am

Hi Dan.
It is not a big issue, but to me, a mistaken change is the same as a mistaken delete.
I like your idea of an option to sync deletions, with a "user beware" disclaimer.

In any case, mistakes can be recovered from the backup, can't they?
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Re: Contacts Sync with Google

Postby VueSoft » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:23 pm

Hi Sam, I'll add an option to sync contact deletions and will post a reply when this is available. You are correct, deleted contacts could be recovered from a backup.
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Re: Contacts Sync with Google

Postby IngeJones » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:50 pm

With this in mind I'd be really grateful for the option of one-way contact syncing like we have for the calendars.
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Re: Contacts Sync with Google

Postby VueSoft » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:30 pm

Hi IngeJones, thanks for the feedback. I'll add an option for 1-way syncing as well.

Also, just to be clear, contact deletions won't sync by default. This will be a new option that needs to be specifically enabled. Otherwise it will work as it does now - which as far as I'm aware has not resulted in any contacts being deleted when they shouldn't be.
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Re: Contacts Sync with Google

Postby IngeJones » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:02 pm

I probably will choose to enable deletion syncing, but I want to regard one side as the "master" side.
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Re: Contacts Sync with Google

Postby VueSoft » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:30 pm

Version 2017.00 adds an option to sync contact deletions with Google Contacts. It also adds the ability to change the sync direction to 1-way. See the page linked below for more details:
http://www.vueminder.com/blog/post/what ... provements
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