Using multiple fields as a cursor for incremental syncs

Hi Team,

I have an issue where I would like to use the date field and name filed in record in combination as a cursor field.

My records are like this eg below:

`{"type": "RECORD", "record": {"stream": "states_history_cases", "data": {"name": "Schleswig-Holstein", "state": "SH", "cases": 167, "date": "2022-09-18T00:00:00.000Z"}, "emitted_at": 1663690865497}}`
`{"type": "RECORD", "record": {"stream": "states_history_cases", "data": {"name": "Schleswig-Holstein", "state": "SH", "cases": 1179, "date": "2022-09-19T00:00:00.000Z"}, "emitted_at": 1663690865497}}`
`{"type": "RECORD", "record": {"stream": "states_history_cases", "data": {"name": "Hamburg", "state": "HH", "cases": 0, "date": "2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z"}, "emitted_at": 1663690865498}}`

Is there a way I can do that. When I apply incremental sync the state changes. Acceptance test fails, when I get the record with state HH as the previous date is smaller than the next

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Hi @Zawar92,

Thanks for your post. Unfortunately, based on my understanding of our normalization process, you won’t be able to use multiple fields as a cursor field since normalization would break. I don’t think this is possible at the moment with Airbyte but I’m happy to forward this to our product team as feedback. I wish I had a better answer for you but I hope this helps!

Feel free to post more questions here in the forums.

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Thanks for the update @sajarin . Then maybe I will convert my streams to full-refresh. As soon as the team comes up with a solution, you can tell me.

Thanks for the update @sajarin . Then maybe I will convert my streams to full-refresh. As soon as the team comes up with a solution, you can tell me.

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