Configuring Cross-database Posting → Mapping Fields for External Post Item Transitions
When you create an External Post Item transition, you may also want to map fields from your originating database to fields in the external database. When an item is posted to an external database, a new item is created in the external database. Information is transferred from the original item to the new item. It is therefore highly recommended that you map at least the Title and Description fields. This task is performed in SBM Composer.
When you create field mappings, you will likely need to talk to someone maintaining the external database to determine field names and field types. You must specify the database name for fields in the external database.
In addition, Single Selection field mapping is based on the values contained in each field. For example, if you map the Item Type field containing the value BUG, then the receiving database must have a field value matching this.
The following table lists the available field mappings.
|Source Field Type||Receiving Field Type|
|Binary/Trinary||Text field only|
|Date/Time||Date/Time field or Text field|
|Folder||Text field only|
|Multi-Relational||Text field only|
|Multi-Selection||Text field only|
|Numeric||Numeric field or Text field|
|Single Selection||Single Selection field or Text field|
|Single Relational||Text field only|
|Sub-Relational||Text field only|
|Summation||Text field only|
|Text||Text field (Text/Memo field)|
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