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Any sync process must have rules that determine which version of the data is to be used--local, remote, or ask.

You might want to take a look at a product called SyncDeck by A.E. Wood & Erickson from the East Bay area in California.

HTH

Old Advance Man

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Search the forum archives for this topic, it's been covered several times in the last 12 months. Each time the general conclusion was that sync-ing sounds easy but in practice is very, very difficult unless (as the old advance man saya) rules are made to exclude the circumstances that make it dificult -- like preventing the local and remote copies of records being changed simultaneously.

The fact is that the multi-user feature of FMP is designed to avoid the horns of this dilema. Have them networked the whole time. I know that's not always easy, but compared with synchronisation it's a doddle.

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I have six extensive databases. Our sales force have new laptops and now when not at the office, would like their data on a local copy of Filemaker databases, they can add and change records in. Then when they go to the office, send the updated records to the main database. The bad part is that the office records may also contain updating fields within the same records as various office staff make changes to the records as well.

Does anyone have a similar functionality issue? We've went High Speed with Static IP Addresses and for those reps with such home access, can connect to the FMP server in the office, but there are two that can't so now they want to know when I can make filemaker work like their PDA software and update automatically once connected to the server at the office.

Any help would be appreciated.

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