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How do I retrieve the transcript of a chat?

I have just started playing about with the Smack libraries, talking to an OpenFire server. So far most things have been very simple, and I am very impressed. However I cannot seem to work out how to retrieve the transcript of a chat, and my Google and forum searches have not yielded any results. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.


Hi Stuart,

By default, chat transcripts are usually stored locally rather than being stored on the server. If you use a plugin like Open Archive that implements XEP-0136 you could write a client that retrieves chats as needed, but you’ll want to do something similar to what Spark does using its transcript api.

Hope that helps,


Thank you for response. I appreciate the quick turnaround. I will evaluate my options now.