Configure the Discovery data from file connector

The Snow Integration Connector for Discovery data from file is configured in Snow Integration Manager. For more information, refer to Snow Integration Manager.

In Snow Integration Manager, add the connector and configure the settings.

  1. Select Add to add a source folder with discovery data files.

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  2. The Source File Folder dialog box appears with the two tabs Configuration and Field Mappings.

  3. Select the Configuration tab.

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    1. In the File folder box, enter the location of the folder where the connector will look for discovery files, or select Browse to browse to the folder.

    2. In the Source file section, describe what the discovery files look like; if the file Has headers or not, what Type of file it is, and what type of Delimiter that is used.

      Select Type and Delimiter from the lists.

  4. Select the Field Mappings tab.

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    1. Select one of the following alternatives to map each Target in the snowpack manifest to the respective Source in the discovery file:

      1. In the Mappings table, select to enter the name of the Source file columns that corresponds to each Target field.

      2. Select Get headers from file to load the headers from a source file.

        In the Mappings table, select a header in the Source list for each Target field.

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      3. Select the Map by index checkbox. Index mapping means that the fields in the source file will be identified by index (column position 0, 1, 2, etc.) instead of text (column header).

        In the Mappings table, select to enter the index number of the Source file columns that corresponds to each Target field.

        Note

        If the Has headers checkbox is cleared on the Configuration tab, the Map by index checkbox is automatically selected and mandatory.

    2. Select OK to save the settings and close the Source File Folder dialog box.

  5. After all settings have been made on the Configuration and Field Mapping tabs, select OK to save the settings and close the Source File Folder dialog box.

  6. Select Preview to view the result of a discovery data file read and to verify that the mappings are correct.

  7. Optionally, enter a site Id for this connector.