Methods and apparatus are provided to fully process an incomplete transaction which is incomplete in either a source database or a target database. Transactions are completed within a transaction processing system that includes a non-static application. The non-static application has a transaction mix that varies over its life cycle. The transactions are replicated from the source database to the target database by a replication engine. Each transaction is a series of one or more transaction steps or operations. A plurality of transaction pattern tables are provided, and one of the transaction pattern tables are selected for use in the process depending upon a time of day or a transaction mix.