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    Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    Its more than 20 days now still i am not finding any information about reading the SIM contacts using S60 3rd Edition not even a sample code snippet or hint is it possible to read SIM contacts is any one here doing that? yes or no ?

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by codemaster View Post
    Its more than 20 days now still i am not finding any information about reading the SIM contacts using S60 3rd Edition not even a sample code snippet or hint is it possible to read SIM contacts is any one here doing that? yes or no ?

    Have you checked the Wiki ?
    http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.ph...ulltext=Search

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    Have you checked symbian forum?
    For example http://developer.symbian.com/forum/t...6190&tstart=15 is a good start

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    I also tried but could not.... bottom line it is not possible to Access SIM contacts..


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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    You can access SIM contacts, but public SDK is not containing API for this functionality. Also AFAIK there is no S60 C++ API for this, thus only way to get required API would be directly partnering with Symbian.

    Anyway, I sort of remember seeing some AT commands for this functionality, which indeed i have not tested at all, but if it is reall important to you to get the SIM contacts, maybe you could try AT commands and see whether they could work. Also as it would be a workaround, you would need to test all devices you are supporting to make sure that it actually works in all of them.

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    Symbianyucca is right....there is no public API for S60 to access contacts on SIM.
    I think there are 2 solutions for reading contacts from SIM:
    - you have access to Nokia's protected API
    - use sync engine and do a synchronisation between SIM and contact database, then access contacts on SIM through contact database

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    Can anyone tell me where can i get those protected API's? and what wud be the cost

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    @Manjunath you may be right till now i am not able to get access to any material as such

    @prisol Can you tell me where can i get those protected API's? and any idea of the link of the store where i can make a purchase of the api's

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by codemaster View Post
    @Manjunath you may be right till now i am not able to get access to any material as such

    @prisol Can you tell me where can i get those protected API's? and any idea of the link of the store where i can make a purchase of the api's
    As I don't have an answer to this...may be some Nokia people present on this site can answer you

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by codemaster View Post
    @prisol Can you tell me where can i get those protected API's? and any idea of the link of the store where i can make a purchase of the api's
    You can try Nokia Partnering APIs, But still donot know if any API is available or not.

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by skumar_rao View Post
    You can try Nokia Partnering APIs, But still donot know if any API is available or not.
    It should be rather Symbian Partnering. You would get something useful in Binary Access Kit(BAK) under Etel Multimode APIs, i think.

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiran10182 View Post
    It should be rather Symbian Partnering. You would get something useful in Binary Access Kit(BAK) under Etel Multimode APIs, i think.

    Kiran.
    The API needed in this case is under alarm client...so may be a Nokia partnering is enough

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by pirosl View Post
    The API needed in this case is under alarm client...so may be a Nokia partnering is enough
    Would you please elaborate more about that "alarm client"? And how does it help to get SIM contacts? Because as far as i know it comes under BAK.

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    Re: Is it Possible to Read SIM Contacts from s60 !!! yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiran10182 View Post
    Would you please elaborate more about that "alarm client"? And how does it help to get SIM contacts? Because as far as i know it comes under BAK.

    Kiran.
    Sorry...contact model client.(my mistake in previous post)..........
    You shouldn't work directly with etel...you should use contact model to retrieve different types of contact items....I do suspect Nokia just hides the API for SIM contact access.
    As an argument please check UIQ SDK. There you get SIM contacts through contact database. Nokia just changed this behaviour and I suspect they provide another partner API for accessing SIM contacts.
    Another argument...if you check some workarrounds they are constructed arround RPhoneBookSession which is just a sync client. The only thing this does is to sync SIM contacts to contact database and after that access ICC entries through contact database.
    Last edited by pirosl; 2008-07-23 at 17:18.

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