With FileMaker Go for iPad or iPhone, data in FileMaker systems can be sent out on the road, allowing users to work independently from hosted FileMaker Pro files. In addition, data collected in the field can be added to the hosted system. If remote users have a fulltime network connection with sufficient bandwidth, they may work directly with the hosted system and will have no need to sync. But for remote FileMaker Go users who need the freedom to move without relying on a network connection, syncing a deployed system to a hosted system is an essential part of a solution designed specifically for them.  Syncing data between the two systems may be as simple as importing records from one file to another, or as complex as incremental record by record updates based on business rules.  This document discusses the two separate but interrelated components of syncing record exchange and record processing. While the focus of this paper is on syncing between FileMaker Go files and hosted FileMaker Pro files, the concepts may also be applied to syncing between files used solely by FileMaker Pro users (for instance, syncing a FileMaker system deployed on a laptop with a hosted FileMaker system).
Via David Anders