Managing Mapping Sets

 

For each set of source import files, you specify a mapping set that tells Touchstone how to interpret the exposure data in each column in the files. Each mapping set has a unique name and consists of field mappings, value mappings, and defaults. (You cannot specify default values for step function files.) You use the field mapping set to map fields in your data to valid Touchstone fields, and you use value mapping to save information about how AIR ImportExpress should interpret unrecognized values or codes.

You can save and reuse mapping sets, as long as your data files are in the same format. This reuse saves time when starting an import.

You can perform the following mapping set management tasks:

       Select a saved mapping set

       Import a mapping set

       Create a mapping set

       Delete a mapping set

       Duplicate a mapping set

       Rename a mapping set

       Export a mapping set

 

Select a Saved Mapping Set

In the Mapping Set list on the Import & Mapping Data tab of AIR ImportExpress, select the mapping set that you want to use.

Import a Mapping Set

You can only import mapping set files that were created with Touchstone. You cannot use IMF files that were created with AIR's CLASIC/2 product.

On the Import & Mapping Data tab of AIR ImportExpress, click Import mapping set from file . Then, in the Open dialog box, navigate to the location of an existing mapping set (.IMF), select the desired mapping set file, and click Open. In the Notification - Rename dialog box, enter a name for the imported mapping set and then click Create.

Create a New Mapping Set

On the Import & Mapping Data tab of AIR ImportExpress, click Create new mapping set . Then, in the New Mapping Set dialog box, enter a name for the new mapping set and click Create. The new mapping set appears in the Mapping Set field.

  Give each mapping set a meaningful name that reflects the type of import. You can then reuse mapping sets for imports of the same type.

To edit the field mappings, value mappings, and default settings of the new mapping set, click Edit Mappings.

Delete a Mapping Set

In the Mapping Set list on the Import & Mapping Data tab of AIR ImportExpress, select the mapping set that you want to delete. Then, click Delete mapping set . At the confirmation prompt, click Yes to delete the mapping set.

Duplicate a Mapping Set

In the Mapping Set list on the Import & Mapping Data tab of AIR ImportExpress, select the mapping set that you want to copy. Then, click Duplicate mapping set . Enter a name for the new mapping set and then click Create. The duplicate mapping set appears in the Mapping Set list. The original mapping set remains unchanged.

Rename a Mapping Set

In the Mapping Set list on the Import & Mapping Data tab of AIR ImportExpress, select the mapping set that you want to rename. Then, click Rename mapping set . Enter a name for the new mapping set and then click Create. The renamed mapping set appears in the Mapping Set list.

Export a Mapping Set

In the Mapping Set list on the Import & Mapping Data tab of AIR ImportExpress, select the mapping set that you want to export. Then, click Export mapping set to .IMF file . Browse to the location in which you want to save the mapping set and then click Save. The exported file is saved as an IMF file. Users can now import the mapping set into other instances of Touchstone.

 

 

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Touchstone V3.0 Updated December 01, 2016