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This feature compares records in two databases, reconciles any differences, and merges records back and forth until the databases are identical.

Here's how you might use this feature when taking your database home on your laptop.  In the evening, before leaving for home, copy your time record database to your laptop computer.  The next day, after working with the database at home, hook your laptop up to the network, run Time Logger, and choose File/Synchronize Databases/Fast.  At that point, the two databases will be identical.

In the case of the remote user, that user could periodically email in his or her database (as an attachment), you could run the synchronization, then email the updated database back.

Fast Versus Slow Synchronizing

Time Logger can perform the synchronization very quickly if it ignores all time records that have not been changed since the last synchronization.  When you choose Synchronize Databases/Fast, Time Logger will ignore all unmodified records.  Fast synchronization cannot be used, however, if you synchronize with more than one other database.  The first time you synchronize two databases, or if you have synchronized either of those databases with a third database, you must use slow synchronization.  And when in doubt as to which is needed, use slow synchronization.




Synchronize Databases/Slow

Synchronize Databases/Fast