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gregrobinson
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Registered: ‎05-20-2009
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Managing contact groups

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I've found posts and information in the API that says the BlackBerryContactGroup object is a read-only object by third-party applications.  I understand that I can not write my own app to manage contact groups on the device.

 

Is this at all possible to do using web services within the BlackBerry Enterprise Server infrastructure?  I am new to BlackBerry development and the platform so I was hoping to get a quick answer for my client.  Managing the contact groups by hand is not going to work for my situation.

 

Information and quick response is much appreciated.

 

Thank you,

 

Greg Robinson

Message Edited by gregrobinson on 05-20-2009 01:23 PM
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bbzilla
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Registered: ‎05-17-2009
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Re: Managing contact groups

I believe you can do so using a lower level api.

have you tried it, maybe the docs are out of date.

I would try it anyways and post results.

If the commit throws exception, we'll know.

 

I'm also going to give it a try.

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gregrobinson
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Re: Managing contact groups

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I've not tried anything yet.  I was trying to assess the feasibility before diving in.  What exactly do you mean by a lower level API?
Message Edited by gregrobinson on 05-20-2009 03:14 PM
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bbzilla
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Re: Managing contact groups

I'm considering the system level api "net.rim.device.api.system"

The code may look ugly and you won't get nice PIMItem type objects.

This is just a guess. Further investigation is required to validate this guess.

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gregrobinson
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Re: Managing contact groups

There does not appear to be anything lower level that will support this.  I tried with the 4.7 SDK and there's definitely no support for this.  I wonder what the design decision was to give API access to CRUD operations for Contacts and not the same for Contact Groups.  It just doesn't make sense to me.