The mapping page is where you map/link individual data layout fields from source to destination. When you first arrive on the page, you are presented with the job, relation, and mapping template names, the source and destination endpoint information, and of course the actual mapping area which lists all the fields from your destination data layout.
The above example shows a standard mapping engine page for bi-directional job. You may notice the ‘Switch to Reverse’ button and also the ‘BASE’ label at the top of the page. This indicates there are two maps – base and reverse – and that the map you are editing is the BASE map (master to slave).
There are slight differences in the way bi-directional mapping is presented versus one-way transfer. One-way requires only one map (from source to destination) where bi-directional requires two maps (master to slave, and slave to master).
Common Map Template Actions
Switch to reverse
Switches the mapping template you are editing from BASE to REVERSE and vice versa. Only available for bi-directional jobs. BASE map defines mapping for direction of data from Master to Slave. REVERSE map defines Slave to Master data flow.
Exports the current mapping template. Mapping templates can be exported and imported in JSON format.
Deletes the current mapping template.
Common Mapping Actions
Preview is a powerful debugging tool where you can test your mapping template. Preview allows you to upload a sample source file, it executes the job parsing the sample data as per your mapping template, and displays the results (result contains the data which are sent to the destination endpoint when you run the job).
Sample data file used to run ‘Preview’.
Removes ALL mapped source fields – clears the map.
Generates mapping template based on a mapping counterpart. Used on REVERSE map – generates mapping template based on the BASE map and vice versa. Only available for bi-directional jobs.
Note: This action rewrites the current map template – all map fields are cleared before a map is generated.
Saves changes to current mapping template.