Synchronizing a dictionary

Synchronizing a dictionary should be performed if a field’s data type has changed, or if a data type’s control type has changed. A field’s data type reference is stored with the window, table, key, report and system variable resources for faster processing. If the data type changes, synchronizing the dictionary will ensure all references are correct. The procedure also recalculates the buffer sizes for tables and windows.

Open an editable dictionary, then choose Synchronize from the Utilities menu to display the Synchronize Dictionary window.

  1. Synchronize the dictionary.

Click the OK button to begin the synchronization. The time required to complete this process depends on the size and complexity of your dictionary. A progress dialog will display the procedure’s progress.

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