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What's New in GoZync 5

GoZync 5 makes some substantial speed improvements when pulling records by introducing Perform Script on Server (PSOS). This  radically reduces the time it takes to determine which records have changed: this makes the biggest difference in cases where there are a large number of potential records but only some have changed since the last sync.

Speed: 100,000 records, 5,500 on this iPad, 100 records changed on the server and pulled down to iPad. 50 fields. 
3:20 min (GoZync 4) 
32 seconds to pull (GoZync 5)

Other cool changes include:

• GoZync now only adds one hosted file to your solution (instead of two in GZ4). Opening one less hosted file means version 5 is faster even before the PSOS improvements take effect.

• The script for  filtering which records get pulled down to a given user is now in the  hosted file so it can be tweaked after you deploy.

• A new  example file called Worx includes examples of syncing related records and  checking out records. Scripts from Worx are easily pasted into your own files.

• This example file has been "fingerprinted" to GoZync so you can use it indefinitely until you modify its tables or add fields--then you'll need to get a  two week demo license or a  ProZync License to keep going.

• Upgrade and migration instructions are  here.

GoZync 5 requires FileMaker 13. The download includes GZ5 files (for FM13) and GZ4 files (for FM12). Note that while GoZync does't require FileMaker server and can sync Pro-to-Pro, perform script on server  does require server.

Learn more a about GoZync 5 and see movies of it in action at

What's New in GoZync 4

GoZync 4 makes a lot of improvements over the last version. Here are our favorites:

• Simpler integration: new 1 page configuration screen

• Related records now respect last sync time for faster syncs

• Set fields inside the transaction:  custom field mapping unleashed

•  Syncing calcs is vastly simplified

• No prohibited characters in field or table names

• Deletes are much faster - no need to turn them off as we did in some cases

• No date-format issues for international deployments

• Added a progress indicator on iOS

• "Stop Sync" button in Pro easier for testing of big solutions

• Email link to downloads page for distributing first versions of apps: all others updates are in-app

• We don't open and close the files as often

•  Field Level Merge (FLM) works better 'cause it's faster

• You can  seed FLM before distributing: offers a  big improvement in first-sync speed when using FLM

• No field repetition limit on attachments

• Better  logging, including verbose FileMaker errors (if any)

• Retry: if we get a 301 record lock error, we'll come back at end of sync (on the push only) and retry.

• GoZync 4 is about 4x faster. For example

Speed: 500 record pull, 120 fields. 
18 min (old version) 
4:27 min (new version)

Speed: 500 record pull, 30 fields. 
5 min (old version) Note how the number of fields affects sync speed 
1:05 min (new version)