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SQL Anywhere 12.0.0 (Français) » MobiLink - Server Administration » Using MobiLink server technology » Synchronization techniques » Handling conflicts


About conflicts


Never update primary keys in synchronized tables. Updating primary keys defeats the purpose of a primary key because the key is the only way to identify the same row in different databases (remote and consolidated) and the only way to detect conflicts.

Conflicts are not the same as errors. When conflicts can occur, you should define a process to compute the correct values, or at least to log the conflict. Conflict handling is an integral part of a well-designed application.

During the download stage of a synchronization, no conflicts arise in the remote database. If a downloaded row contains a new primary key, the values are inserted into a new row. If the primary key matches that of a pre-existing row, the values in the row are updated.