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I read a book and I read something that I need help to understand RRS feed

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  • Hello!

    Below is text from a book that has been used in a course for Managing Microsoft Metadirectory Service 2003.
    I know the book is old but most in the book is correct even today.

    Here is the text.
    "It is legal for more than one object from a connected directory to be joined to the same Metaverse object. However, it is not then possible to have inbound attribute flows(although export flows are allowed). This is because the synchronization engine cannot establish precedence between the competing connectors - which connector's attribute should flow inbound to the metaverse? Therefore, if you have inbound attribute flows, and the join rules would allow more than one CD object to join to the same MV object, the second(and subsequent) joins fail with "ambiguous-join-error", The first join made remains, but no sebsequent joins will be completed."

    Note I just use the Synchronization Service Manager and no FIM Portal

    I have two agent called agent-AD and agent-HR that simply consist of a simple database.
    Assume I have an attribute in agent-AD that is called my_AD_Attribute that I read from the db and an attribute in agent-HR that is called my_HR_attribute that I also read from the db.
    In MV I have the same two attributes called  my_AD_Attribute and my_HR_Attribute. I will have no problem to use import flow the CS attribute my_AD_Attribute into the MV attribute  my_AD_Attribute and no problem to do the same with  my_HR_Attribute.

    Can somebody explain what the text is trying to explain because I don't understand what it means

    //Tony

    Friday, September 28, 2018 11:24 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    that text you mentioned is regarding 2 connector space objects (in the same connector) that are joined to the same MV objects.

    For example you have 2 MV objects and provision to connectors in the same CS, let say a user and a group, you can do that and proper export attributes, however you will ran into trouble on import flows or joins.

    It is a thing that ou really should avoid to do.

    /Peter


    Peter Stapf - ExpertCircle GmbH - My blog: JustIDM.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by TojoTojo Sunday, September 30, 2018 9:50 AM
    Sunday, September 30, 2018 9:27 AM

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  • May you first explain, why you deleted all your questions in the older posts ?
    As I for example don't want to waste my time on answering when those work gets unusable for others because you deleted all the questions and make them unusable.

    /Peter


    Peter Stapf - ExpertCircle GmbH - My blog: JustIDM.wordpress.com

    Friday, September 28, 2018 11:55 AM
  • Hello!

    This was because some of the post was that I had copied some code from our production system which was not
    appriciated by my superior so I removed all. This time I will not copy any code from out production system.
    I had also by mistake mentioned the company name in some post so I removed all.

    I will not any longer name anything that will no be accepted by by superior and therfore never remove any more post in this forum.

    Home you are satisfied with my answer because you have been so kind to help me with many of my questions.

    //Tony


    • Edited by TojoTojo Friday, September 28, 2018 7:31 PM
    Friday, September 28, 2018 12:13 PM
  • Hi,

    that text you mentioned is regarding 2 connector space objects (in the same connector) that are joined to the same MV objects.

    For example you have 2 MV objects and provision to connectors in the same CS, let say a user and a group, you can do that and proper export attributes, however you will ran into trouble on import flows or joins.

    It is a thing that ou really should avoid to do.

    /Peter


    Peter Stapf - ExpertCircle GmbH - My blog: JustIDM.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by TojoTojo Sunday, September 30, 2018 9:50 AM
    Sunday, September 30, 2018 9:27 AM