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Data Migration and Import Entity Model

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[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]

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The data migration and import entity model is a set of entities that is used for implementing and running data migration and import.

The data map entities are used to create data mappings for data migration and import.

The import (data import) and import file entities contain information that is used to configure and run import and migration jobs.

The import log entity contains error data that is logged during parsing, transforming, and uploading of data into Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Data Import Entities

The following table contains the entities that are used for configuring, running, and logging the results of the data migration and import operations.

Entity nameDescription
import (data import)Status and ownership information for the import and data migration jobs.
import fileLogical source file that is used in data import and data migration.
import log Failure reason and other detailed information for an entity instance that failed to import.

Data Map Entities

The following table contains the entities that are used for creating the data maps.

Entity nameDescription
import map (data map)Data map that is used for import and data migration.
column mappingMapping between a column in the source file and a target attribute in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
lookup mappingMapping between a column in the source file, or an output of a complex transformation and a target attribute of type lookup. Used in conjunction with column mapping or complex transformation mapping.
owner mappingMapping between a system user specified in the source file and a user in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
picklist mappingMapping between a column in the source file and a target attribute of picklist, Boolean, state, or status type in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Used in conjunction with column mapping.
transformation mappingComplex transformation mapping that is used in data migration.
transformation parameter mappingParameter mapping that is used in complex transformation mapping.

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