The Copy action is used when mapping a field that is an exact copy from the Source to the Target.

NOTE: If the user clicked the Auto Map icon on the Target Sources page for the Source, any auto mapped fields are set to the Copy action with a Mapping Status of In Progress.

To create a field mapping using the Copy action on the Field Mappings page:

  1. Select the field to be mapped.
  2. Click Edit.

    View the field descriptions for the Field Mappings page

  3. Select Copy from the ACTION list box.
  4. Select the table that stores the field to be copied from the SOURCE TABLE list box.

    NOTE: When mapping a Source, this field displays the Add Row and Update Row Sources for the Add Row Source only. When mapping a Target, the field displays any Target in the Wave and Process Area.

  5. Select the field in the SOURCE TABLE to be copied from the SOURCE FIELD list box.
  6. Click Submit on the Page toolbar.

NOTE: If the Auto Gen Level on the Automation page’s Vertical View is set to Off for the Target, this rule is not built in SQL. If the Auto Gen Level is set to ON but the Auto Generate Rule check box on the Automation SQL Field Mappings page’s Vertical View is unchecked, then the rule is  not built.

The mapping must be approved by a Developer on the Mapping Approval page for documentation purposes and to help track progress of the data migration project. Refer to Approve or Reject Mappings and Assign Developers to a Target or Source for more information.

Once the mapping has been submitted, the Action, Source Table, Source Field and Default Value fields do not allow updates until one of the following events occurs:

  • The Developer clicks the Reject icon on the Mapping Approval page.
  • The Mapper clicks the Reset icon on the Field Mappings page.

NOTE: When a user clicks Reset, Mapping By, Submitted By, Created By and Approved By field will be reset to NULL values.  The Rejected By field does not update and contains the user ID of the Developer who rejected the mapping on the Mapping Approval page. The Mapper can contact the Developer with any questions.

Once the fields allow update, edit them, click Save, and click the Submit icon on the Page toolbar. This updated mapping is sent to the Developer for review on the Mapping Approval page.