Sample: Export and import a data map

This sample shows how to create an import map (data map) in Common Data Service, export it as an XML formatted data, import modified mappings, and create a new import map Common Data Service based on the imported mappings. You can download the sample from here.

How to run this sample

  1. Download or clone the Samples repo so that you have a local copy.
  2. (Optional) Edit the cds/App.config file to define a connection string specifying the Common Data Service instance you want to connect to.
  3. Open the sample solution in Visual Studio and press F5 to run the sample. After you specify a connection string in cds/App.config, any sample you run will use that connection information.

If you do not specify a connection string in cds/App.config file, a dialog will open each time you run the sample and you will need to enter information about which Common Data Service instance you want to connect to and which credentials you want to use. This dialog will cache previous connections so that you can choose a previously used connection.

Those samples in this repo that require a connection to a Common Data Service instance to run will include a linked reference to the cds/App.config file.

What this sample does

The BulkDeleteRequest message is intended to be used in a scenario where it contains data that is needed to create the bulk delete request.

How this sample works

In order to simulate the scenario described in What this sample does, the sample will do the following:

Setup

  1. Checks for the current version of the org.
  2. The CreateImportMapping method creates the import mapping record.
  3. The RetrieveMappingXML method exports the mapping that is created.
  4. The ChangeMappingName method parse the xml to change the name attribute.

Clean up

  1. Display an option to delete the sample data that is created in Setup.

    The deletion is optional in case you want to examine the entities and data created by the sample. You can manually delete the records to achieve the same result.

See Also

Import data
Prepare source files for import
Create data maps for import
Add transformation mappings for import
Configure data import
Run data import
Data import entities
Sample: Import data using complex data map