IMASynchronization::MapAttributesForJoin Method

The MapAttributesForJoin method generates a list of values based on the CSEntry attribute values that will be used to search the metaverse.


public void MapAttributesForJoin(
  String FlowRuleName,
  CSEntry csentry,
  ref ValueCollection values
Public Sub MapAttributesForJoin( _
ByVal FlowRuleName As String, _
ByVal csentry As CSEntry, _
ByRef values As ValueCollection _
Implements IMASynchronization.MapAttributesForJoin


  • FlowRuleName
    Contains the name of the flow rule. You must use only alphanumeric characters for the FlowRuleName parameter, otherwise you can encounter problems in a rules extension.

    Note  Flow rules are not executed in the order shown in Identity Manager. Identity Integration Server uses these rules according to the state of the connector space object. Configure your rules based on the state of the object rather than the rules being called in a predetermined order.

  • csentry
    Contains a CSEntry object that represents the connector space entry.

  • values
    Contains a ValueCollection object that receives the list of attribute values generated by this method to be used to search the metaverse.

Return Value

This method does not return a value.


Exception type Condition

The method cannot produce a mapping for the attribute.


The rules extension does not implement this method.


The method received unexpected data.


Use this method to convert attribute values to a format used in the metaverse. For example, the metaverse stores the full name attribute as a single string made up of the first name and last name while the connected data source stores a first name and a last name as separate attributes. You can use this method to combine a first name and last name into a single string that can be used to search the full name attribute in the metaverse.


Product ILM 2007 FP1
Namespace Microsoft.MetadirectoryServices
Assembly Microsoft.MetadirectoryServices
.NET Framework .NET Framework 2.0

See Also

Example: Creating a Calculated Value to Join Objects

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Build date: 2/16/2009