Use Preview to Test the Effect of Synchronization

For this procedure, you can use Preview to test the effects of synchronization for an object in a connector space prior to synchronization with the metaverse. Preview can be useful for viewing source object details, steps in the synchronization process leading up to an error, connector filters, object deletion, join and projection rules, and so forth. To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the FIMSyncAdmins security group.

To use Preview to test the effect of synchronization

  1. On the Tools menu, click Management Agents.

  2. In Management Agents, click a management agent that has an associated connector space.

  3. On the Actions menu, click Search Connector Space.

  4. In Search Results, click a connector space object, and then click Preview.

  5. In Select Preview Mode, choose one of the following:

    • To synchronize the object, evaluating all of the attributes on the object and any rules that apply, click Full Synchronization. The synchronization is simulated: Actual full synchronization does not occur.

    • To synchronize the object, evaluating only those attributes that have changed since the last synchronization, click Delta Synchronization. The synchronization is simulated: Actual delta synchronization does not occur.

  6. Click Generate Preview to view the preview results without committing the changes to the metadirectory, or Commit Preview to view the preview results and commit the changes to the metadirectory

  7. In Contents, click a page to display details.

  8. To save Preview results, click the Save Preview Results button, and then type a name and location for the file.

  9. If Preview shows the expected results and you wish to write those changes to the metaverse, click the Commit Preview button.


You can also use Preview from the Connector Space Object Properties dialog box. Connector Space Object Properties for an object can be viewed in Synchronization Statistics and Export errors in Operations and Management Agents, or Search Results in Search Connector Space and Joiner.

See Also


Using Preview
Search for a Connector Space Object