Field Mapping window

Use the Field Mapping window to define a rule for inventory data mapping or Active Directory data mapping.

Field - specifies the destination Alloy Navigator Express field:

Name - the objectClosed (Computer, Inventory Item, or Person) field name. If you have customized system field labels for these objects, the Name list displays custom labels.

For updating existing objects:

Replacement Mode - the condition when the object field value should be updated with source service attribute:

Always - the service attribute always replaces the object field regardless of its value.

When Target is empty - the service attribute populates the object field only when the object field is blank.

When Source has value - the service attribute populates the object field only when the service attribute is not blank. This mode prevents the appearance of null values in the database.

Service Attribute - specifies the source service attribute, from which to import the data:

Name - the service attribute's name:

For Inventory Data Mapping:

Choose an audit snapshot attribute in Network Inventory. The list matches the data type of the selected object field.

For Active Directory Data Mapping:

Choose an Active Directory attribute such as givenName, telephoneNumber, or thumbnailPicture. The list matches the data type of the selected object field.

NOTE: If you want to import person pictures from the thumnailPhoto attribute, note that the Active Directory Synchronization supports only JPEG, PNG, and BMP image formats.

NOTE: For details on Active Directory attributes, see the "Attributes" section in the "Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Schema" article in the MSDN Library at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc221082.aspx.

In addition to Active Directory attributes, the list also contains some pseudo attributes. ClosedClick here to view the details.

Manager (Link to Person) - this pseudo attribute allows you to import the link to the user's manager from the Active Directory.

memberOf (raw) - this pseudo attribute contains the original, unmodified content of the memberOf Active Directory attribute (unlike the memberOf service attribute, which contains a comma separated list of group names).