Alias replacement during validation
During validation, the alias replacement function for data loads replaces alias values on staging forms with the actual values based on defined alias mappings. It can assist in reducing the number of errors generated during the dataload validate step.
The alias replacement function replaces the alias on staging forms with the actual value from DMT:AliasMapping form for a defined data type field existing in DMT:SYS:CleanseFields during the validation process.
Alias replacement for an alias only occurs when the current record for this field does not exist in either the system or the parent staging form, but it exists on the DMT:AliasMapping form.
The following data type fields on the staging forms are supported:
- Company name
- Site name
- Support group name
Alias replacement is not performed on records in the following parent staging forms:
- People Organization
- Support Group
Alias replacement is not supported when importing BMC Service Request Management data.
If there is more than one field with the same alias type on a staging form, the alias replacement function only replaces values on the primary field with the same field ID as the parent form of this alias type.
If you select Replace Case/Alias, the dataload job runs slower, because it must perform more lookups.