This lesson will guide you through accessing and editing your Core Data Configuration. The Core Data Configuration is used to align the Core Data files with the import tools and to transform data that can not be first adjusted in the SIS or scripts.
Required Permission: Manage Core Data Import Transformations
Where to Start
1. Click on the Administration Gear.
2. Click Core Data Configuration.
3. Click Edit on the Core Data Configuration you would like to view and modify.
Adjusting the Layout
If you are not able to produce Core Data files that align to the Core Data Spec then you have the option to adjust the layout by clicking on the Core Data file name and moving the fields in the order that aligns with your layout. Once you have adjusted the fields to align with your custom layout click Save. If you feel that you want to start over or reset to what is already saved click Cancel.
Creating a Transformation
Transformations are used to change the data value to something other than what is in the data file. For example if your data file created yes and no values for a boolean field you can create a transformation to change the yes and no values to 1 and 0. Or maybe you had a mixture of data values for the Gender field (M,F,m,f) and wanted to make them all uppercase.
Once you have selected the Core Data files on the left find the field you want to add a transformation to and click on the + sign to the right of the field. To the right of the list of fields you will have a pulldown of different options to apply to this field. Select the one that best suits your needs and then select the Add button.
Adding additional Transformations
Once you have added the first transformation you have the option to add more, Save, or remove the transformation you just added.
Note: If you add more than one transformation they will process in the order you have them in.