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iPhone-SyncMergeOptions

When merging data, there will be times when conflicts can occur. Let’s take a look at a few examples. Let’s say that we’re merging 2 home records, but each has a different Purchase Price. So which Purchase Price should we use for the merge? What about 2 Items with the same name but with different Service Frequency or Next Service Date? The Merge Options page gives you the ability to pick a conflict resolution method:

  1. Use my data as master copy to resolve data conflicts -- if you select this option, when there’s a conflict during a merge, the merge program will use your data. In our example above, it will use your Purchase Price rather than your peer’s. This is the default.
  2. Use my peer’s data as master copy to resolve data conflicts -- if you select this option, when there’s a conflict during a merge, the merge program will use your peer’s data. In our example above, it will use your peer’s Purchase Price rather than yours.
Note that for text fields, the sync process will try to merge the 2 text strings if they are different. If merging is not possible, then it will use the default conflict resolution option.