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How do I synchronize third party appointment scheduler to Blackberry

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I have a customized application for a small medical clinic that keeps track of appointments for several doctors, nurse practitioners, lab techs, etc.  I would like to be able to synchronize my appointments from that application with my Blackberry Curve.

I know my Blackberry can synchronize with Outlook, but how do I get appointments from my custom app into the Blackberry?  I just need to see my upcoming schedule when I'm away from the office.

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Hi, you need to talk with the company who looks after your custom app and ask them if you can export or sync to Outlook.  Once the data is in Outlook you can synchronize using BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
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garycutri:

Thanks for the followup, but it seems a little odd to me to have to go App -> Outlook -> Blackberry -- I want to eliminate the middle man.  The app can export data in a wide varierty of formats (e.g. csv files) and I can actually get directly to the data using SQL reporting services.  Isn't there a way to eliminate the 'middle man' (outlook)?
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You can sync your contacts via a CSV file but not your calendar.  Unfortunately Blackberry Desktop Manager has limitation when it comes to what programs you can synchronize with.  In short it can synchronize with mainstream email applications but not with custom applications.
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It seems quote nearsighted on Blackberry's part to not have forseen that workers in the healthcare (and other) industries would want their non-Outlook appointment schedulers sync'd with their devices.  We have decided to [attempt to] write a custom Blackberry application to handle this.
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As you can appreciate they support the mainstream applications like Outlook, Outlook Express, Lotus Notes and GroupWise (and a few others like Yahoo!).
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