I have some metadata that is being managed by the standard ArcGIS Metadata tooling accessed via the description tab in ArcCatalog.
Unfortunately (at least) one of the fields is not being applied correctly and when I look at the underlying xml I find that the element has its sync attribute set to false:
I remember that when we were managing our metadata via custom tooling we would have to be mindful of the esriMetadataSyncAction passed to the IMetadata.Synchronize() method or we would find the updates were only partially applied.
This leads me to ask, under what circumstances does ArcGIS set the sync attribute? And is there any way to override this using the standard tooling?