The Connector's Activity Log UI makes monitoring and troubleshooting your data syncs more efficient and transparent. It allows you to gain comprehensive insights into your sync life cycle and status.
To access the connector's activity log:
Go to Connectors > Select the relevant connector > Log tab.
Navigating through the Connector's Activity Log
Status outer view
The connectors' color-coded status indicators provide a quick and intuitive way to understand the state of each connector at a glance.
The connector is functioning correctly through all its integral stages. These stages include initiating, testing connectivity, fetching, normalizing, waiting for processing, processing, and being connected. As long as the connector operates without any issues through these stages, it will display a green dot.
There is an error that causes the process to fail. When a connector encounters an error at any stage of its operation, the dot will turn red, and an error message will be displayed on the connector box. This serves as an immediate visual indicator of a problem that needs attention.
The connector is either disabled or in the process of being deleted. The grey dot signifies that the connector is not active or in a transitional state where it's being removed from the system.
The connector logs are presented in a user-friendly table format. Each sync is listed, making distinguishing between different sync cycles easy. Expand a sync listing to access more details, data lifecycle stages, and any warnings or additional sync information.
The table retains data for a 14-day period, offering extensive visibility into your sync history.
The logs present the sync start time, data and processing durations, status and type.
Filtering Sync Listings
Filter the table listings based on the current status and log level.
Quickly locate specific sync operations, view their duration, and understand the sync types.
Expanding Sync Details
Expand a table listing to access detailed logs.
Logs offer insights into the data lifecycle stages, progress indicators, and information on any failures that may have occurred during the sync process.
Vulcan's data synchronization process with vendor connectors can be categorized into two distinct types: Full Fetch and Incremental Fetch.
This process entails a comprehensive data retrieval from the vendor. In a Full Fetch, Vulcan systematically gathers all available data from the vendor's system and updates it within Vulcan.
This method is typically used to ensure that Vulcan's data repository is fully aligned with the vendor's data, offering a complete and up-to-date reflection of the information.
The Incremental Fetch approach is applied to specific connectors where data is obtained in segments. In this process, Vulcan fetches only new or updated data that has emerged since the last successful synchronization cycle.
This method is particularly efficient as it focuses on the most recent changes, reducing the volume of data transferred and processed. During Incremental Fetch, the logs explicitly indicate the 'delta' period – a term used to describe the specific timeframe from which the new data is sourced. This period represents the window between the last successful sync and the current one, ensuring that Vulcan captures all relevant updates without redundant data retrieval.
Understanding the Connectors LifeCycle Stages
The Vulcan connectors integrate with various organizational tools. They are programmed to trigger on a daily basis, typically at 9 PM UTC. This ensures that new data is fetched and updated regularly in Vulcan, maintaining up-to-date information across platforms.
Every time the connector syncs, it goes through 5 different stages:
Error Message: "Can't start sync due to an internal error. Vulcan team is informed and will provide a solution soon."
Activities: Testing API endpoints configured for connectivity (usually all endpoints in use).
Error Mapping: Detailed error descriptions provided with relevant user guidance and support links.
Next Stage: Progresses when all responses are valid.
Possible Failures:Internal issues in syncing data.
Error Message: Internal Error. Vulcan team is informed and will provide a solution soon.
Next Stage: Proceeds once all data is synced.
Next Stage: Completion when all tenant data is processed.
Important Note: This stage is at the tenant level, not the connector level. Failures can be updated to 'Done' once processing is complete on the tenant.