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Combine source columns as a new source column in FIM

We have a situation where we need to import data from an accounting system into BFC and want to use FIM to do the job.

The accounting system produces a CSV file with a column containing the debit amounts and another one with the credit amounts.

We need to combine those two in a new column where those to columns are added.

Then when we map the source accounts to the destination accounts for BFC, for some accounts if the combined column amount is positive it must go to one account in BFC and if it's negative, it must go to another account.

How can we combine those two column into one so that we can then use that amount in our mapping table to direct the amount to the correct BFC acocunt?

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  • Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 02:43 PM

    Thanks Marc,

    I was hoping that could be done in FIM.

    Data Services it is going to be then.

    This would give us a better solution in the end as we will have 3 input files for 3 companies. Data Services will allow us to combine all 3 files in one before importing to BFC reducing the steps our users will have to perform to get their data in BFC.

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  • Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 12:48 PM

    Hello Roland,

    I am not sure this can be done in FIM, The solution may be to customize this job and use some of the Data Services functionality (e.g Transformations) to make this work


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  • Posted on Aug 07, 2020 at 12:46 PM

    Hi Roland,

    Is the accounting system from which the csv file is generated, a non-SAP system? Otherwise you could have created a custom datasource in the ECC system which combined the debit and credit amount columns into one column. FIM can load data from this custom ECC datasource and then map the source accounts to the target BFC accounts depending on the sign (+ve or -ve).



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