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Pim toSerialFormat writes the current time and date

Ian Strain
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Joined: Jun 30, 2004
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Hi all,

I am writing an app that gets the PIM data from the phone and sends it to a server. To do this I use PIM.toSerialFormat() that will write data PIM entry to an output stream which I then send to the server. I then can retrieve the PIM data at a later late from the server and write it to the phone. This all works fine.
The problem is that when I get the PIM data from the todo list (and possibly the event list, I haven't checked) and write it to the output stream the date that was for the todo task changes to the current time and date of the phone. So therefore when I read the todo task back from the server it will have the wrong scheduled time.

For example;
I have a todo task scheduled to go off on the 20-9-07 at 20:00. When I send the todo task to the server the scheduled time changes to the time and date the device is currently at, say 13-9-07 14:53. So when I get the data back from the server and save the todo task on the device the time for the scheduled task is now 13-9-07 14:53

Has anyone noticed this? Is there a work around? I really hope this is not a bug in the PIM api. I think it is a serious one!
At the moment I think the only work round would be to read from the pim entry and not us toSerialFormat


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Ian Strain
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Tested on Nokia 6230i, 6131 and Sony Ericsson K750, W850. This problem only occurred on the Nokia devices.
Tim Holloway
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Uh-oh. I'd check with Nokia Developer Support if I was you.


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Ian Strain
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this also happens using the fromSerialFormat() method.
 
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