Accelerate Sync is a system to sync smaller bits of meta data much faster and more often. This feature is most valuable for syncing dynamic data. This feature also allows a much higher limit of items per sync request.
Dynamic Data Examples
- Product Prices
- Inventory Levels
- Shipping Status
How does Accelerated Sync work?
Accelerated Sync requests small bits of meta data from the data source. The API processes the data by relating it to, but not creating, an Available Item. The Available Item must have an active Sync Status. The data is not stored long term, it is processed, synced and deleted very quickly.
Multiple sources of Accelerated Sync data are allowed per Available Item.
Types of Accelerated Sync
There are 2 types of Accelerated Sync. They both sync data the same way. But, one requires an Available Item and the other does not.
- Active Available Items – The Accelerated Sync data must be related to an Available Item using the same primary ID. The Available Item must have an “ACTIVE” Sync Status. This is the most cost effective solution since you are only managing the data for the items you use.
- Bypass Available Items – The Accelerated Sync data does not need to be related to an Available Item. The primary ID will be related to the items at the remote website. This can be very useful when you do not have a data source to create Available Items.
Configuring Accelerated Sync
Start by creating your first Accelerated Sync Data Source. Accelerated Sync is mapped the same way all other data sources are mapped.
Accelerated Sync Limits
Accelerated Sync limits are much higher per request. Set the Accelerated Sync limit for you API portal at Global Setting > Settings > System Setting – Accelerated Sync Limit per Event.
NOTE: An Accelerated Sync event runs every 15 seconds. We recommend a maximum of 20 items per request to prevent overwhelming your remote website server.