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Using Data Management

Data management is an application that allows organizations to load large quantities of organization data into the AudienceView database. The use of data management makes the process of entering large amounts of transactional data into AudienceView more concise and less time consuming. Data management performs a high-speed loading of information by circumventing the presentation layer of the application and works directly with the application layer and its underlying functionality.

By using the internal AudienceView operations in the application layer, this ensures that all data is integrated properly into the database, ensuring that all data records and entities are logically entact. All connections between data entities and all system-created identifiers and GUIDs are created as if a user was entering the data via the presentation layer and the UI. The difference is that the information is entered much faster.

Typically, it is legacy customer and order data that is loaded into AudienceView using data management. However, any large amount of data can be added into the system as long as the same information could be added manually by a user. More generally, if the data entity to be loaded already has a business object (BO) and a collection object (CO), data management can be used to load the data related to that object.

To use data management, you must create a script and a script definition. The script definition organizes the data that is entered via the script and interfaces with the AudienceView application layer to enter the data.

It is critical that the script is created correctly to ensure that data is imported properly. Work with your System Delivery representative to ensure that the script is created correctly.

It is also critical that the source file(s) are loaded onto the server in a specific folder or else they will not be made available for use in data management. Again, ensure that you have consulted with your System Delivery representative to ensure that the files reside in the appropriate folder on the server.

You can also export AudienceView configurations and then import them using the Data Management|Install page.

The AVScheduler service that runs on your server is used to run data management. Ensure that the AVScheduler user (sched in most cases) has the necessary permission(s) to log in and performn the commands identified in the control file.

The following sections describe how to work with the data management: