Hints and Tips for setting up Source Queries in Integration Manager


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This articles discusses how to determine the number of source queries to use and how to link them when using Integration Manager.

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To determine the number of source queries to use and the query relationships, open the Integration and look at the destination mapping. A Subfolder icon indicates that there is a one to many relationship between the Folder and the mapping above it. This type of relationship requires an additional query. A Collection icon indicates that there is a one to one relationship between this mapping and the mapping above it. This type of relationship does not require an additional query.

For example, if you have a SOP integration that brings in items and payment information, three source queries are required. To verify the number of queries and review the mappings, open the SOP integration mapping and look at the relationship between the mapped fields. In this example, you must map fields to the main Sales Transaction mapping, the Items mapping, and the Payments mapping. One query is required for the main mapping – Sales Transactions. Items mapping and the Payments mapping are subfolders of the main mapping and will require additional queries.

The source query linking will be the same as the destination mapping. Because the Items subfolder is linked directly to the Sales Transaction mapping and the Payments mapping is also linked directly to the Sales Transaction mapping, the Query Relationships information will show that the SOP Number field in Items Query is linked to the SOP Number field in the Sales Transaction query (Header Query), and that the SOP Number field in the Payment Query is linked to the SOP Number field in the Sales Transaction query (Header Query).

In a different example, you may have a SOP integration that brings in items, item detail, and intrastat information. This integration will also require three source queries. To verify the number of queries and review the mappings, open the SOP integration mapping and look at the relationship between the mapped fields. In this example, you must map fields to the main Sales Transaction mapping, the Items mappings, the Intrastat mapping, and the Item Detail mapping. Because the Item Detail mapping has a one to one relationship with the Items mapping above it (note the Collection icon), no additional query is needed for this mapping. The fields that are mapped to the Item Detail mapping will be pulled from the Items query.

The source query linking will be the same as the destination mapping. Because the Items subfolder is linked directly to the Sales Transaction mappings and the Intrastat subfolder is linked directly to the Items mapping, the Query Relationships information will show that the SOP Number field in the Item Query is linked to the SOP Number field in the Sales Transaction query (Header Query), and that the Item Number field in the Intrastat Query is linked to the Item Number field in the Item Query. Note that there is not an Item Detail query because those fields will be mapped from the Item Query.

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