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MobiLink synchronization profiles

Synchronization profiles allow you to place some dbmlsync options in the database. The synchronization profile you create can contain a variety of synchronizations options.

Synchronization profiles can be created, altered and dropped using the following statements:


Synchronization profiles can be accessed using the dbmlsync -sp option, the Sync method in the Dbmlsync API, the SQL SYNCHRONIZE statement and the remote tasks created from central administration of remote databases. In all cases there is the ability to specify additional options that are merged with the options in the synchronization profiles. If any of the extra option specified conflicts with an option specified in the synchronization profile, the value specified by the extra options is used.

When using the dbmlsync -sp options, all the other options on the command line are treated as extra options. The other interfaces provide a specific parameter or clause for specifying extra options.

The following options can be specified in a synchronization profile:

Long option name Short name Allowed values Description
AuthParms ap String Supplies parameters to the authenticate_parameters script and to authentication parameters.
ApplyDnldFile ba String Applies a download file.
Background bk String Enables background synchronization when set to TRUE.
BackgroundRetry bkr Integer Controls how dbmlsync behaves after a background synchronization is interrupted.
ContinueDownload dc Boolean Restarts a previously failed download.
CreateDnldFile bc String Creates a download file.
DnldFileExtra be String When creating a download file, this option specifies an extra string to be included in the file.
DownloadOnly ds Boolean Performs a download-only synchronization.
DownloadReadSize drs Integer For restartable downloads, specifies the maximum amount of data that may need to be re-sent after a communications failure.
ExtOpt e String Specifies extended options.
IgnoreHookErrors eh Boolean Ignores errors that occur in hook functions.
IgnoreScheduling is Boolean Ignores scheduling instructions so that synchronization is immediate.
KeepPartialDownload kpd Boolean In the event of a download failure, saves the information required to attempt restarting the failed download.
KillConnections d Boolean Drops conflicting locks to the remote database.
LogRenameSize x An integer optionally followed by K or M Renames and restarts the transaction log after it has been scanned for upload data.
MobiLinkPwd mp String Supplies the password of the MobiLink user.
MLUser u String Specifies the MobiLink user name.
NewMobiLinkPwd mn String Supplies a new password for the MobiLink user. Use this option when you want to change an existing password.
Ping pi Boolean Pings a MobiLink server to confirm communications between the client and MobiLink.
Publication n String This option is deprecated. Specifies the publications(s) to synchronize. Publication can only be specified once in a synchronization profile but the command line option can be specified multiple times.
RemoteProgressGreater ra Boolean Specifies that the remote offset should be used if it is greater than the consolidated offset. This is equivalent to the -ra option.
RemoteProgressLess rb Boolean Specifies that the remote offset should be used if it is less than the consolidated offset (such as when the remote database has been restored from backup). This is equivalent to the -rb option.
Subscription s String Specifies the subscription(s) to synchronize. Subscription can only be specified once in a synchronization profile.
TransactionalUpload tu Boolean Specifies that each transaction on the remote database should be uploaded as a separate transaction within one synchronization.
UpdateGenNum bg Boolean When creating a download file, this option creates a file that can be used with remote databases that have not yet synchronized.
UploadOnly uo Boolean Specifies that synchronization only includes an upload, and that no downloads occur.
UploadRowCnt urc Integer Specifies an estimate of the number of rows to be uploaded in a synchronization.
Verbosity   String (a comma-separated list of options)

Controls dbmlsync verbosity. Similar to the Verbose MobiLink SQL Anywhere client extended option.

The value must be a comma-separated list of one or more of the following options, each of which corresponds to an existing -v option described below:

  • BASIC - equivalent to -v
  • HIGH - equivalent to -v+
  • CONNECT_STR - equivalent to -vc
  • ROW_CNT - equivalent to -vn
  • OPTIONS - equivalent to -vo
  • ML_PASSWORD - equivalent to -vp
  • ROW_DATA - equivalent to -vr