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EPIM Android sync EPIM Pro destroying tabulations

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Hi

If a note contains tabulations : there are all destroyed when syncing EPIM Android to EPIM PC !

Thus, a line like " W28 40 70-72 cm " becomes " W284070-72 cm " :cry:

That's a terrible bug for keeping notes synced correctly !!!

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Re: EPIM Android sync EPIM Pro destroying tabulations

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It's not that simple
There are weird conversions between tabulations and spaces : gluuups
To reproduce, I must create a note in Outlook, sync to EPIM Pro, sync to EPIM Android
Then I must open the note in EPIM Android, try to modify it = this falsely forces the note to be saved, then sync to EPIM Pro, and sync to Outlook
The tabulations are destroyed inside Outlook : unreadable notes : -\
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So the problem is with Outlook-EPIM sync,not with the EPIM-Android one? If you totally exclude AEPIM from the equation, will there be the same problem?
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Hi
The problem is with Android and I have just presented the process from preparation with creation of data and modification in EPIMA with the corruption of tabulations back to Outlook
It's really very weird and you must test several times the same thing to get the results that are variant : sometimes the tabulations are deleted and words glued together ; sometimes replaced by spaces ; ...
One of the root causes, perhaps, is that it seems there are no tabulations in EPIMA notes
It seems EPIM is able to reconstitute the tabulations for the view
But, Outlook receives deleted tabs or replacement by spaces
Thus, tabs are corrupted in EPIMA and Outlook, but it finishes to go to EPIM itself if you modify the corrupted Outlook notes that will sync to EPM then to EPIMA, of course...
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Could you please post a screenshot about how the initial note created in Outlook with tabulations should look like? As that's not clear from your first post, there's only spaces and we cannot see any problem with them.
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Any test with many tabulations will failed

Thus in OL :
a<TAB>b<TAB><TAB>c
aaa<TAB><TAB><TAB>aaa<TAB><TAB><TAB>aaa
bbbbbb<TAB><TAB><TAB>bbbbbb<TAB><TAB><TAB>bbbbbb

OL -> EPIM -> EPIMA -> [modify note in Android] -> EPIMA -> EPIM -> OL

Just became back to OL :
abc
aaaaaaaaa
bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

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Okay, I see, thanks.
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Cool :)
It also seems EPIMA does not managed tabs at all
And EPIM does not managed conversions between spaces and tabs correctly for syncing features
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The main issue here is that there's no tabulations in either WinEPIM or AndroidEPIM in the note names and that's where Outlook notes are stored. We probably should switch this and store Outlook notes in the body of EPIM and AEPIM notes.
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Hi
Nice you have a simple root cause and already an existing structure in EPIM to store the data with tabs : definitely it will be better to store the note title in the title and the content in the content body
Hope to see that in EPIM 9.4 :D
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There's no title and body in Outlook notes, only a single field where data is stored. Although I think we'll come up with a solution for the upcoming 9.4 version. Thanks!
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You're absolutely right :wink:
It's just the 1st line of the note that should be used as a title in EPIM note lists for viewing only...
Very good news for 9.4 and happy to have given a very small help
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Actually, there's no tabulation on Android, so I don't think anything can be done here, unfortunately.
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Oops ! :(
I've never seen the same issue with my previous sync tool
Perhaps because there was no deletions and glued words...
Could the right tabs-spaces conversion be implemented at least...
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Hi

The subject is larger than only tabs...

If I manually change tabs by several spaces then even these spaces are deleted to allow just one between words at the end
Thus "a b c" is changed for "a b c" at best : destroying all alignments done for readability of some ASCII tables !

I think something shall be done at least to :
:!: 1/ Keep the spaces as is
:!: 2/ Convert tabs to N spaces to EPIMA and N spaces to tabs back from EPIMA with 2 options for N and back tabs reversibility

What do you think ?

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