Data Mapping Tool
The Data Mapping Tool projects the information elements of the data feed into the database in the customer’s environment. Beforehand the structures of the data feed and the customer database need to be modelled. FIST employees and customer employees jointly use this tool to document specific mapping rules, validation rules and workflow-standards applicable at the customer’s site. This method has the advantages of:
- Transferring know-how about the structure of the feed to be processed and the structure of the customer database between FIST employees and customer employees.
- Documenting the mapping between the feed and the customer database. The rules in the tool are active which means that they control the processing of the Data Feed Handler.
- Documenting customer-specific validation rules on the feed and within the customer’s database. Both rule sets are also active and are applied by the Data Feed Handler in the course of the feed processing.