Testing your first sync
Once you've completed the integration for one table, you can test your sync. While you'll eventually want to test this from your iPhone, iPad, or laptop (offline) to your host/server, you can start testing right now, in FileMaker Pro, with all the files opened by the same copy of Pro.
(Remember, GoZync doesn't need FileMaker Server, so you can test it in Pro as you're developing.)
If you have many hundreds of records to sync you may want to filter down your found set so you only have a couple dozen records in each sync. This will sync really fast and let you run thought a lot of tests in less time.
You can learn more about filtering here: downloading found sets.
1. In your mobile file, make a new record on this layout and fill out a few fields – or if you're pulling records only, make a new record in the corresponding table of your hosted file.
2. Navigate to GoZyncMobile and click on the "Dashboard" tab. Click "refresh" if you don't see the entity you'd like to sync. Once you do, click "Zync Now" beside the entity you're interested in. (Once you've added GoZync's scripts to your file you can use a Zync - It button in your own layout to sync, but testing from GoZyncMobile just removes one more potential error... that your button calls the wrong script ;-)
3. In FileMaker Pro you'll see a progress bar as the sync completes. In FileMaker Go you'll see a spinning busy icon. If you only have a few records, or nothing has changed since the last sync, you may not see anything as the sync happens too quickly.
4. What happens next depends on the Zync Options you set for your table.
See any errors?
If so, the logs are the first place to go: Reading the Logs.
You might also check out: Troubleshooting.
It is normal to have a few errors on the first sync: fields that may exist in one file and not the other are a common issue. But soon you'll be syncing error free and can then move on to wire up additional tables or start refining your filters.