Using Connected Data Source Extensions

A connected data source extension connects data sources to the ILM 2007 FP1 server using the Extensible Connectivity Management Agent (ECMA). The ECMA uses the connected data source extension to connect to the connected data source. The ECMA either retrieves the data to be synchronized or exports synchronized data from ILM 2007 FP1. Then it disconnects the connected data source from ILM 2007 FP1.

During an import run, the ECMA uses the connected data source extension to do the following tasks:

  • Connect to the connected data source.
  • Retrieve the data from the data source that will be synchronized with other connected data sources.
  • Generate an XML file.
  • Disconnect from the connected data source.
  • Export CSEntry objects or generate a file with the synchronized data.
  • Process the synchronized data.

During an export run, the ECMA uses the connected data source extension to do the following tasks:

  • Export the data to the connected data source.
  • Export CSEntry objects or generate a file with the synchronized data.
  • Process the synchronized data.

The following sections explain how to create connected data source extensions:


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