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Setting up Foundation data for custom applications

Applications use Foundation data as a source of information about the people in your company and their attributes, such as organization, location, geography, and other shared characteristics that you might need to categorize. The Foundation data can be used to drive business processes and rules. It consists of common data elements, such as people, organization, locations, categorizations, and geography, that can be used by multiple applications in an organization to satisfy different requirements.

For example, if you use BMC Helix Innovation Studio to create an onboarding application and a service desk application for your organization, you can use the people and location data elements in both of these applications for different purposes. You do not need to re-create this data multiple times.

This section provides information on Foundation data concepts and how to load Foundation data in bulk in BMC Helix Platform:

Understand the concepts of the out-of-the-box data elements in Foundation library.
Control the visibility and filter Foundation data within your applications.Filtering Foundation data by domain

Create Foundation data one at a time in your custom application by using BMC Helix Innovation Studio.

Creating or modifying Foundation data
Create new associations to define and manage relationships between data elements in Foundation library.Creating or modifying Foundation data associations
Load the Foundation data in bulk quantities by using a Data Management Console application.Loading Foundation data in bulk

Load existing Foundation data from BMC Remedy IT Service Management to BMC Helix Platform to expedite the onboarding process.

Loading existing Foundation data from Remedy ITSM

Related topic

Leveraging Remedy ITSM Foundation data

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