Replicate Multiple OneNote Accounts

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CData Sync



Replicate multiple OneNote accounts to one or many databases.

CData Sync for OneNote is a stand-alone application that provides solutions for a variety of replication scenarios such as replicating sandbox and production instances into your database. Both Sync for Windows and Sync for Java include a command-line interface (CLI) that makes it easy to manage multiple OneNote connections. In this article we show how to use the CLI to replicate multiple OneNote accounts.

Configure OneNote Connections

You can save connection and email notification settings in an XML configuration file. To replicate multiple OneNote accounts, use multiple configuration files. Below is an example configuration to replicate OneNote to SQLite:

Windows

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <CDataSync> <DatabaseType>SQLite</DatabaseType> <DatabaseProvider>System.Data.SQLite</DatabaseProvider> <ConnectionString>OAuthClientId=MyApplicationId; OAuthClientSecret=MySecretKey; CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;</ConnectionString> <ReplicateAll>False</ReplicateAll> <NotificationUserName></NotificationUserName> <DatabaseConnectionString>Data Source=C:\my.db</DatabaseConnectionString> <TaskSchedulerStartTime>09:51</TaskSchedulerStartTime> <TaskSchedulerInterval>Never</TaskSchedulerInterval> </CDataSync>

Java

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <CDataSync> <DatabaseType>SQLite</DatabaseType> <DatabaseProvider>org.sqlite.JDBC</DatabaseProvider> <ConnectionString>OAuthClientId=MyApplicationId; OAuthClientSecret=MySecretKey; CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;</ConnectionString> <ReplicateAll>False</ReplicateAll> <NotificationUserName></NotificationUserName> <DatabaseConnectionString>Data Source=C:\my.db</DatabaseConnectionString> </CDataSync>

OneNote uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the Help documentation for more information.

Configure Queries for Each OneNote Instance

Sync enables you to control replication with standard SQL. The REPLICATE statement is a high-level command that caches and maintains a table in your database. You can define any SELECT query supported by the OneNote API. The statement below caches and incrementally updates a table of OneNote data:

REPLICATE Notebooks;

You can specify a file containing the replication queries you want to use to update a particular database. Separate replication statements with semicolons. The following options are useful if you are replicating multiple OneNote accounts into the same database:

You can use a different table prefix in the REPLICATE SELECT statement:

REPLICATE PROD_Notebooks SELECT * FROM Notebooks

Alternatively, you can use a different schema:

REPLICATE PROD.Notebooks SELECT * FROM Notebooks

Run Sync

After you have configured the connection strings and replication queries, you can run Sync with the following command-line options:

Windows

OneNoteSync.exe -g MyProductionOneNoteConfig.xml -f MyProductionOneNoteSync.sql

Java

java -Xbootclasspath/p:c:\sqlitejdbc.jar -jar OneNoteSync.jar -g MyProductionOneNoteConfig.xml -f MyProductionOneNoteSync.sql