10. The HotSync Conduit
OK, so once you’ve added all the documents you wish to your SXL, it’s time to get Sunrise working. The first thing you should do is check your HotSync conduit. Your HotSync Manager should already be running (with a HotSync icon in the system tray at the lower right corner of your screen), start it if it isn’t running. Left- or right-click on that icon, and you’ll get a pop-up menu. Select “Custom.” (See Figure 9 at bottom of post).
This will display a list of the HotSync “conduits”, which are the settings that dictate how data for different applications is synced between PC and PDA. Highlight the Sunrise XP conduit and click on the “change” button.
You’ll now see a box with the heading “Sunrise XP Conduit.” (See Figure 10). If not already there, click on the “Update” tab. You will need to designate any SXL that is to be regularly updated during a HotSync. Click “Add”, and then browse over to the location where you have your SXLs saved (…/My Documents/Plucker in my case). Select the file and click OK. Make sure to check the box next to the SXL. (Obviously unchecking this box will disable updating of this SXL if you ever wanted to do that).
You don’t need to worry about the “view files” setting below. It just shows any documents that have been already generated by Sunrise and are awaiting a HotSync to load them.
Click on the “Action” Tab. The two choices at the top are whether you want the conduit to be active or not, which we do. If you wanted to disable this conduit, you would select “do nothing.” Select whether you want the active/inactive conduit as the default setting. By designating or not designating your action as a default, you’ll change the conduit for the next HotSync, but have it revert back to the default on the following HotSync.
Sunrise XP needs a small “stub” on the PDA. This should have been installed as part of the basic installation process. If you’re having problems with the conduit not working, click on the button to have it re-install the stub at the next HotSync.
Click on the OK button to close out of the conduit settings. The list of conduits should now show that Sunrise XP is enabled (Desktop PC overwrites handheld). If the conduit is disabled, it will read “Do Nothing.”
Last edited by doogie68; 04-09-2006 at 08:36 PM.