View Poll Results: Do you want a simple apps to Backup and view your messages DB?

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  1.    #1  
    Good morning to everybody and have a nice week.

    Don't you feel that a good sw to backup + store + view is really missing out there?
    My message database is increasing its size eating my intrnal memory, but I can't delete them as I don't know how to use them. Is there anybody out there able to transform the "Message Database" file in a usable format?

    These are my options in reverse order:

    - A VBVBVB $script$ $able$ $to$ $transform$ $Message$ $Database$ $in$ $a$ $Word$ $format$ $with$ $all$ $multimedia$ $attachment$.
    - A VBVBVB $script$ $able$ $to$ $transform$ $Message$ $Database$ $in$ $an$ $Excell$ $format$ $with$ $all$ $multimedia$ $attachment$.
    - An Outlook/Palm Desktop integration able to let you sync Message Database for viewing them on pc. Why not write directly SMS from you PC using Outlook (the heaven).


    An italian guy is developing something like this, but he's not ready yet:
    www.tresmart.com
    Do you know something else?

    Vittore
  2. #2  
    Here's a simple command line app that can convert the Messages_Database.pdb into a CSV file, suitable for use in Excel. Sorry, though, it doesn't handle Multi Media attachments.
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  4.    #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble
    Here's a simple command line app that can convert the Messages_Database.pdb into a CSV file, suitable for use in Excel. Sorry, though, it doesn't handle Multi Media attachments.

    Thanks a lot. I'll try it immediately.
    Are you planning to build something able to manage medias?

    Sorry for the wrong place where to post.


    Vittore
  5.    #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble
    Here's a simple command line app that can convert the Messages_Database.pdb into a CSV file, suitable for use in Excel. Sorry, though, it doesn't handle Multi Media attachments.

    Bill,
    sorry but I can not figure out on how to use the script.
    Do I have to use Start\Run? Can you post me an example of the right syntax? i.e. what u use on your pc?

    Thanks again.

    Vittore
  6. #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by vittogn
    Bill,
    sorry but I can not figure out on how to use the script.
    Do I have to use Start\Run? Can you post me an example of the right syntax? i.e. what u use on your pc?

    Thanks again.

    Vittore
    I'm not the app's creator, but if you look at the instructions, you'll see that it's a command-line program - meant to be run from the DOS prompt. Do this:
    1. Open Notepad
    2. type the following lines (change the items in red to your actual PC's information):
    Code:
    sms2csv the path to your palm/userid/backup directory/Messages_Database.pdb > messages.csv
    exit
    3. Save that file as Runsms2csv.bat in the same directory as sms2csv.exe.
    4. Right click on RunSms2csv.bat and choose Create Shortcut
    5. Right click on the newly created shortcut, choose Properties, then Program, check "Close on Exit" and click OK.

    Now drag the ShortCut anywhere you'd like and double-click it; it should create a CSV file of your SMS messages in the sms2cvs.exe's directory.
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  7.    #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble
    I'm not the app's creator, but if you look at the instructions, you'll see that it's a command-line program - meant to be run from the DOS prompt. Do this:
    1. Open Notepad
    2. type the following lines (change the items in red to your actual PC's information):
    Code:
    sms2csv the path to your palm/userid/backup directory/Messages_Database.pdb > messages.csv
    exit
    3. Save that file as Runsms2csv.bat in the same directory as sms2csv.exe.
    4. Right click on RunSms2csv.bat and choose Create Shortcut
    5. Right click on the newly created shortcut, choose Properties, then Program, check "Close on Exit" and click OK.

    Now drag the ShortCut anywhere you'd like and double-click it; it should create a CSV file of your SMS messages in the sms2cvs.exe's directory.
    Thanks a lot and sorry!!

    I'll try it again tonight when at home.


    Vittore
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    Try TreoDesktop on http://www.treodesktop.com/
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    Try to use this one.
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    How come Blazer loaded the file as attachment.php instead of .prc?

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Try to use this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudedvision
    How come Blazer loaded the file as attachment.php instead of .prc?
    That's a bug in TC.; just rename the downloaded file.
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  12. #12  
    I just installed msgbackup on my 650 and ran it for the first time. Strange thing happened... When I read one of the threads that it backed-up, there were SMS messages included in the thread that were not visible in the original thread! That's so weird!!! And yet, the message did come from the person I messaged with. I thought it was strange that she didn't send a response, now I know what happened to it. The 650 put it somewhere I couldn't find! I think it's connected to the error "../Src/MessageStore.c,Line:1392,MessageStoreOpenItem:item open already". Does anyone know how to fix this for good? I already know about deleting the messages database, but it happens once in a while. BTW, once I backed-up the threads, how do I save it in my computer? Help?
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  13. #13  
    How does the "Export" function work? I opened a backed up message, click "Export", get the prompt "export sucessfully" but can't find the exported file. Help

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Try to use this one.
  14. #14  
    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Try to use this one.
    Any problem with this app that can cause lost of preferences?
    Is it shareware?
  15. #15  
    treo desktop works great :-)
    it works with the 680 :-)
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