Import Loader Format (Window ID-189)

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Window: Import Loader Format

Description: Maintain Import Loader Formats

Help: The Import Loader Format Window is used for defining the file layout for product information which will be imported.

Tab: Import Format

Description:

Help:

Import Loader Format - Import Format - Window (iDempiere 1.0.0).png

Fields
Name Description Help Technical Data
Client Client/Tenant for this installation. A Client is a company or a legal entity. You cannot share data between Clients. Tenant is a synonym for Client. AD_ImpFormat.AD_Client_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Organization Organizational entity within client An organization is a unit of your client or legal entity - examples are store, department. You can share data between organizations. AD_ImpFormat.AD_Org_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Name Alphanumeric identifier of the entity The name of an entity (record) is used as an default search option in addition to the search key. The name is up to 60 characters in length. AD_ImpFormat.Name
character varying(60)
String
Description Optional short description of the record A description is limited to 255 characters. AD_ImpFormat.Description
character varying(255)
String
Active The record is active in the system There are two methods of making records unavailable in the system: One is to delete the record, the other is to de-activate the record. A de-activated record is not available for selection, but available for reports.

There are two reasons for de-activating and not deleting records: (1) The system requires the record for audit purposes. (2) The record is referenced by other records. E.g., you cannot delete a Business Partner, if there are invoices for this partner record existing. You de-activate the Business Partner and prevent that this record is used for future entries.

AD_ImpFormat.IsActive
character(1)
Yes-No
Table Database Table information The Database Table provides the information of the table definition AD_ImpFormat.AD_Table_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Format Format of the data The Format is a drop down list box for selecting the format type (text, tab delimited, XML, etc) of the file to be imported AD_ImpFormat.FormatType
character(1)
List
Separator Character AD_ImpFormat.SeparatorChar
character varying(1)
String
Copy Lines Copy Lines from other Import Format AD_ImpFormat.Processing
character(1)
Button

Tab: Format Field

Description: Maintain Format Fields

Help: Define the individual field based on the table definition. Please note that you have to make sure that a Constant has the correct SQL data type (i.e. if it is a 'string', you need to enclose it like 'this').

Product mapping (for details see documentation):

H_Item => Value
H_ItemDesc => Name / Description
H_ItemDefn => Help
H_ItemType => ProductCategory
H_PartnrID => Value of Business Partner
H_Commodity1 => Vendor Product No
H_Commodity2 => SKU
H_ItemClass => Classification (A,B,C..)
V_OperAmt_T_Cur => Currency
V_OperAmt_T => Price 

Import Loader Format - Format Field - Window (iDempiere 1.0.0).png

Fields
Name Description Help Technical Data
Client Client/Tenant for this installation. A Client is a company or a legal entity. You cannot share data between Clients. Tenant is a synonym for Client. AD_ImpFormat_Row.AD_Client_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Organization Organizational entity within client An organization is a unit of your client or legal entity - examples are store, department. You can share data between organizations. AD_ImpFormat_Row.AD_Org_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Import Format AD_ImpFormat_Row.AD_ImpFormat_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Sequence Method of ordering records; lowest number comes first The Sequence indicates the order of records AD_ImpFormat_Row.SeqNo
numeric(10)
Integer
Name Alphanumeric identifier of the entity The name of an entity (record) is used as an default search option in addition to the search key. The name is up to 60 characters in length. AD_ImpFormat_Row.Name
character varying(60)
String
Active The record is active in the system There are two methods of making records unavailable in the system: One is to delete the record, the other is to de-activate the record. A de-activated record is not available for selection, but available for reports.

There are two reasons for de-activating and not deleting records: (1) The system requires the record for audit purposes. (2) The record is referenced by other records. E.g., you cannot delete a Business Partner, if there are invoices for this partner record existing. You de-activate the Business Partner and prevent that this record is used for future entries.

AD_ImpFormat_Row.IsActive
character(1)
Yes-No
Column Column in the table Link to the database column of the table AD_ImpFormat_Row.AD_Column_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Data Type Type of data AD_ImpFormat_Row.DataType
character(1)
List
Data Format Format String in Java Notation, e.g. ddMMyy The Date Format indicates how dates are defined on the record to be imported. It must be in Java Notation AD_ImpFormat_Row.DataFormat
character varying(20)
String
Start No Starting number/position The Start Number indicates the starting position in the line or field number in the line AD_ImpFormat_Row.StartNo
numeric(10)
Integer
Import prefix This prefix will be added in front of import string if they are not empty Use it e.g. when concatening input fields into one import field to add a blank AD_ImpFormat_Row.ImportPrefix
character varying(20)
String
End No AD_ImpFormat_Row.EndNo
numeric(10)
Integer
Decimal Point Decimal Point in the data file - if any AD_ImpFormat_Row.DecimalPoint
character(1)
String
Divide by 100 Divide number by 100 to get correct amount AD_ImpFormat_Row.DivideBy100
character(1)
Yes-No
Constant Value Constant value AD_ImpFormat_Row.ConstantValue
character varying(60)
String
Callout Fully qualified class names and method - separated by semicolons A Callout allow you to create Java extensions to perform certain tasks always after a value changed. Callouts should not be used for validation but consequences of a user selecting a certain value.

The callout is a Java class implementing org.compiere.model.Callout and a method name to call. Example: "org.compiere.model.CalloutRequest.copyText" instantiates the class "CalloutRequest" and calls the method "copyText". You can have multiple callouts by separating them via a semicolon

AD_ImpFormat_Row.Callout
character varying(4000)
String
Script Dynamic Java Language Script to calculate result Use Java language constructs to define the result of the calculation AD_ImpFormat_Row.Script
character varying(2000)
Text


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