Troubleshooting mapping rules in Synergy can indeed be tricky. Here is a really good resource from IBM for Mapping Rules in Synergy 7.2
Here is a short excerpt from this resource (page 29)
Troubleshooting mapping rules
If the rules that you have entered have no effect, do the following:
- Check that the changed rules have been saved.
- Check that the rules have not been superseded by rules that follow them in the rules list.IBM® Rational® Synergy Mapping Rules
- Use the ccm migrate -preview command before doing the actual migrate in order to verify that the rules have been properly applied. If they have not, correct the rule and do the preview again.
- Specify for what kind of file the rule has to be applied. For example, if a directory by the name of core exists and a rule is WHEN %name=='core' SET TYPE TO 'binary', the directory core would be set to type binary. To avoid this behavior modify the rules as WHEN %name=='core' && %type!='dir' SET TYPE TO 'binary'.
I will also tweet this topic out to get some others to add their advice as well!
Technical Editor, CM Crossroads