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Emergency datasets synchronize with the main dataset using the polling application, the same as normal replication. The difference is that the Active Server (the collection of settings that define a replication site) has a flag that indicates that it is an emergency dataset. 

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A Standalone-WAN dataset is intended for emergency use only. As such, it has the same restrictions that Standalone-LAN mode has with regard to the information that it can send back to the main dataset. Specifically, it can send customers, invoices, and payment information only (payments must be made as R-type invoices). 

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Like Standalone-LAN mode, when Standalone-WAN exports data to the main dataset, it resets itself. This means that if you create an invoice in the W.E.A.R. dataset, that invoice will be available only until the next time that polling exports to the main dataset. Once the export is complete, the invoice is removed from the emergency system. 

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Unlike full-blown replication, polling for an emergency dataset cannot perform an export while users are logged into the dataset. This is because the dataset must be reset after doing the export and this is not possible with connected users. 

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Like Standalone-LAN mode, Standalone-WAN view of your real database is simplified. Because stock records and customer invoices are not stored in the emergency dataset, a W.E.A.R. installation creates temporary placeholders.

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if a customer owes a total of $500 for 3 unpaid A/R invoices, in the emergency dataset, there will be a single invoice for $500 that is used to preserve that customer's balance. This invoice is not viewable or editable.

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IStock records are treated similarly. Windward Software uses stock records to store quantity, cost and serial number information (among other things). In an emergency dataset, a placeholder stock record that amalgamates all of the individual stock records for that part is used. This means that in an emergency dataset, your Windward Software solution can't determine profitability (because it can't determine the true cost of an item sold since the cost on the placeholder stock record is the average), and you can't sell serialized items (because the stock record that stores the serial number does not exist). 

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Like normal replication and standalone mode, you can't create special orders in an emergency dataset.