Tip of the Month (October 2004)
Synchronizing Some Tables All of the Time and Some Tables Part of the Time
Your Visual CE application may have reference data that only needs to be synchronized periodically (for example, a parts list) and working data that has to be synchronized every day (for example, the orders). There are two different ways to set this up.
Which tables are synchronized and how they are synchronized is determined by the settings you make using Visual CE's FILE | SYNCHRONIZE. All these settings are stored in a file in the windows folder on the desktop called WCEODBC.INI.
Create two versions of this file. One for daily synchronizations and one for periodic synchronizations:
From then on, before you synchronize, just replace the WCEODBC.INI in the windows folder on the desktop with either WCEODBC_DAILY.INI to WCEODBC_PERIODIC.INI
This option makes use of "Customizing Synchronization for a Specific Handheld" as described in last month's Tip of the Month. You may want to review that first.
Set up two different synchronization strategies:
it comes time to synchronize, on the handheld select START | SETTINGS
| SYSTEM | ABOUT | DEVICE ID and set the Device Name to either DAILY
or PERIODIC. Then synchronize.