Has anyone developed an offline or batch data collection solution using MCC, where MCC would be used to transfer data files between a terminal and a host application on a regular basis.?
The concept would be that a terminal (without a radio card) would be docked each night, and MCC would upload the collected data (stored in a file) to the host and then download new data files to the terminal.
I am not sure if this can even be done as I am far from an expert on the capabilites of MCC, but I wanted to put this out there to see if it is possible and if anyone has done this.
A file sync rule can be crated for the files you want to sync. The terminal would have to be connected to the MCC server either by Active Sync or through a wired network connection.
This is Arthur at the helpdesk. MCC File Sync rules can be used to send individual files or entire folders from the server to the terminal or from the terminal to the server.
Sync rules can be scheduled to run at specific times or as soon as the terminal connects.
The can only run if the terminal is powered on and has network connectivity to the server during the scheduled update time. If the application requires a specific sequence of events (upload before download for example), sync rules can be configured to run scripts both before and after the sync is complete to read or set flags .
I have had a customer use PT GPS to generate location logs, and then using MCC file sync rules successfully update their servers with this information.
We have a data collection platform called Adesso that works on Psion equipment that does just that. It has its own sync engine and can store record on the device and sync to a server either on dock or with wifi. But it collects data offline.