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FIM and Flowing Nulls? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have a source attribute with a value in it (e.g. extension: 1234), that moves through FIM, and gets written to a target connected system (e.g. ext: 1234)

    What if this source attribute is emptied/nulled? Will FIM flow this empty/null string value all the way to the target connected system?

    Thanks,

    SK

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 9:20 AM

Answers

  • That depends on whether any other MAs import this value into the Metaverse, and what the precedence is set to on the attribute.

    In the simple case where the value is imported from Source MA only, and exported to Target MA then as long as flowing NULLs is allowed then yes it will flow null to the target system.

     
    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:42 AM

All replies

  • That depends on whether any other MAs import this value into the Metaverse, and what the precedence is set to on the attribute.

    In the simple case where the value is imported from Source MA only, and exported to Target MA then as long as flowing NULLs is allowed then yes it will flow null to the target system.

     
    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:42 AM
  • Hi,

    Its a 1-1 relationship, no multiple MAs and precedence issues.

    OK, will try this, thank you.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:30 AM