Thanks for your response. The documentation on this is rather confusing as it insists that only “changes” will be synchronized by implicit sync. What it means, I take it, is that “changed object instances” will be synchronized by implicit sync. Here’s the text from section 12.1 of the latest released Integrator’s guide that we are confused by:
Implicit synchronization automatically pushes changes that are made in the OpenIDM internal repository to external systems.
Note that implicit synchronization only pushes changes out to the external data sources. To synchronize a complete data set, you must start with a reconciliation operation.