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Custom Metadata import
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SolarWinds Database Mapper gathers data using providers. If there is no existing provider for a source, then you can use the Custom Metadata Import provider to import custom metadata files. This is useful when there is a need to incorporate data about unsupported platforms such as Access or DB2.
Adding Custom Metadata import
Additional Information: You need to add a Database Mapper Solution before adding a Custom Metadata Import Solution item. For more information about adding a solution, see the Configuring Solutions and Database Mapper Solutions articles.
Add a Custom Metadata import Solution item to your Database Mapper solution by completing the following steps:
1. Select Add to add a new solution, or select Open to open an existing solution in the Database Mapper Configuration tool.
2. Select Add to open the Add Solution item window.
3. Enter an item name, then select Custom metadata import from the Source type drop-down list.
4. Enter the file paths for the three necessary files (object file, property file, and lineage file), then select OK to add the solution item.
Note: Object files contain the names of the objects within in the database. Property files contain information about the objects within the database. See the blog post in the Tutorial section below to learn more about these files.
Additional Information: You need to take a snapshot of your Solution and Custom Metadata Import solution item before viewing any documentation or lineage. For more information about taking a snapshot, see the Generating Documentation and Scheduling a Snapshot articles.
After adding a Solution with your Custom Metadata Import solution Item, and taking a snapshot, you are ready to view your documentation.
Additional Information: For more information about the Documentation tab in Database Mapper, see the Documentation article.
After adding a solution with your Custom Metadata Import solution Item, and taking a snapshot, you are ready to view your solution's lineage within the environment.
Additional Information: For more information about the Lineage tab in Database Mapper, see the Lineage article.
See the Manually Add a Metadata Source in Database Mapper blog post for a walk through how you can use Custom Metadata Import to manually insert any metadata source.