I have seen a few amazing tips in this forum relating to replication conflicts and decided to share a few tips of my own.
If you switch on the form property "Merge Replication Conflicts" a text field with the value "1" will be created. The name of the field if $ConflictAction. If you switch the merging on when there are already documents in a database you need to create the field and set it to "1" manually with an agent running on all relevant docs.Code:
FIELD $ConflictAction := "1";
Similarly the merging can be switched off with code: FIELD $ConflictAction := @Unavailable; plus removing the form property.
The field $Conflict, however, is the field you should be looking for when searching for replication conflicts that have occurred. A view with the formula "SELECT @IsAvailable($Conflict)" does the job and shows all conflict docs.
For some reason developers seem to mix these two fields up and start looking for $ConflictAction docs when in fact they mean $Conflict ones.