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Best way to populate multiple MV objects from one text file? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We're prototyping our first FIM 2010 R2 environment and have hit an issue when using the Delimited Text File MA. I have a text file that contains one line of attributes per user. What I'd like to do is use different attributes from the same line to create two custom MV objects (I.e. Member, Account). 

    I understand  it is possible to only sync one MV object type per inbound sync, so we're working round this by creating two Text File MAs, and running a separate Full Sync for each MV object type, 

    My question is; is creating multiple MAs to populate each object type the best-practice/only approach?

    Monday, March 18, 2013 11:26 AM

Answers

  • Well - it can be multiple MAs but also you can include object type information in your import file - something like this:

    DN;ObjectTyp;Attr
    1;person;A
    2;contact;b

    Then when you create your MA, at configure attributes page go to "Advanced" and select "Object class attribute" instead of Fixed as object class definition.


    Tomek Onyszko, memberOf Predica FIM Team (http://www.predica.pl), IdAM knowledge provider @ http://blog.predica.pl

    • Marked as answer by Mark S Glover Monday, March 18, 2013 4:12 PM
    Monday, March 18, 2013 12:52 PM

All replies

  • Well - it can be multiple MAs but also you can include object type information in your import file - something like this:

    DN;ObjectTyp;Attr
    1;person;A
    2;contact;b

    Then when you create your MA, at configure attributes page go to "Advanced" and select "Object class attribute" instead of Fixed as object class definition.


    Tomek Onyszko, memberOf Predica FIM Team (http://www.predica.pl), IdAM knowledge provider @ http://blog.predica.pl

    • Marked as answer by Mark S Glover Monday, March 18, 2013 4:12 PM
    Monday, March 18, 2013 12:52 PM
  • Thanks for that Tomasz - Unfortunately we have no direct control over the file contents, however I absolutely get that we could pre-process the file to separate-out object types, and generate an object type attribute.

    We'd like to stick with standard FIM functionality where we can, so we'll stick with multiple MAs.

    Monday, March 18, 2013 1:22 PM