Sync.GetUpdate Method (Office)

Compares the local version of the shared document to the version on the server.

Note Beginning with Microsoft Office 2010, this object or member has been deprecated and should not be used.


expression. GetUpdate

expression A variable that represents a Sync object.


Use the GetUpdate method to compare the local version of the shared document to the version on the server and to refresh the sync status.

Not all document synchronization problems raise trappable run-time errors. After performing an operation using the Sync object, it's a good idea to check the Status property; if the Status property is msoSyncStatusError, check the ErrorType property for additional information on the type of error that has occurred.

In many circumstances, the best way to resolve an error condition is to call the GetUpdate method. For example, if a call to PutUpdate results in an error condition, then a call to GetUpdate will reset the status to msoSyncStatusLocalChanges.


The following example compares the local and server copies of the document using the GetUpdate method and reports whether the server has a newer copy.

    Dim objSync As Office.Sync 
    Dim strStatus As String 
    Set objSync = ActiveDocument.Sync 
    If objSync.Status = msoSyncStatusNewerAvailable Then 
        strStatus = "A newer version is available on the server." 
        MsgBox strStatus, vbInformation + vbOKOnly, "Sync Information" 
    End If 
    Set objSync = Nothing