Viewing the destination properties

After you have selected a destination, you can view its properties using the Properties window. Destination properties determine whether an object or field is insert only or if it accepts updates; the data type, such as boolean or string; and the number of characters an item can contain. The properties might vary, depending on which destination you’re viewing properties for.

To view the destination properties:

  1. From the Integration window, select a destination (such as Accounts).
  2. From the Integration Manager toolbar, choose Properties.

You also can double-click the name of the destination in the Integration window to open the Destination Properties window.


The Destination Properties window opens.

  1. Choose the General tab to view the following information.

Name   Indicates the name of the destination.

Attributes   Indicate how information can be imported into the object.

Each attribute has a True or False value. The actions listed in the table are allowed when the value for each attribute is True.

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Attribute

Description

Insert Allowed

New records can be added to this destination.

Open Allowed

Existing records can be opened.

Update Allowed

Existing records can be updated by an integration.

Delete Allowed

Existing records can be deleted.

Duplicate Keys Allowed

Duplicate records can be created in the destination.


Pay particular attention to the Update Allowed attribute. If this value is True, you can update existing records for this destination type. If the value is False, you can create new records but can’t update existing ones.


For the Insert Allowed attribute, update functionality is limited to adding new child records. For example, you can add a new record, but you cannot update fields in an existing record.

Other Information   Provides version information for the destination. To view this information, select an item in the list.

See Adapters and Destination Mappings for destination information specific to each adapter.

  1. Choose the Fields tab to display a list of the fields that are included in the destination.
  2. Select a field in the field list and click Properties to view the properties for the fields in the destination.

Be sure to note the fields that are required. When you create the mapping for your integration, you need to supply a value for each required field.

Field Name   The name of the field.

ID   The internal ID of the field in the supported adapters.

Data Type   The type of data the field contains. The valid types are boolean, currency, date, enumeration, integer, long integer, numeric, string, and time. Which data types are valid depends on the type of data.

Size   The number of bytes required to store the field. For string fields, it is the number of characters that can be stored by the field.

Numeric Scale   The total number of digits in the numeric field.

Precision   The number of digits after the decimal point in numeric fields.

Attributes   Indicate how information can be imported into the field. The following is a list of the common attributes that apply to destination fields.

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Attributes

Description

Required

Indicates that a value must be supplied for the field.

Readonly

Indicates that data can’t be imported into the field.

Updatable

Indicates whether the existing value in the field can be updated.

Fixed Length

Indicates that the value in the field is a fixed length.

Has Default

Indicates that the field has a non-blank default value available.


  1. When you are finished viewing destination properties, close the window.

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