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Mapping tab options : Create Map and Map Name
 

Create Map and Map Name

The Create Map and Map Name fields apply to all types of data stores. These fields control how the map used by the DataDirect Cloud connectivity service is created. Optionally, you can specify a meaningful name to help you remember the options a map contains. However, it is more common to leave the Map Name field empty. If a map name is specified, that name will be used by the connectivity service to check whether a map exists.
The following Create Map values are available in the Data Source definition, on the Mapping tab or the General tab:
Table 175. Valid values for Create Map field
Value
Description
Not Exist
Select this option for most normal operations. If a map for a data source does not exist, this option causes one to be created. If a map exists, the service uses that existing map. If a name is not specified in the Map Name field, the name will be a combination of the User Name and Data Source ID.
Force New
Select this option to force creation of a new map. A map is created on connection whether one exists or not. The DataDirect Cloud connectivity service uses a combination of the User Name and Data Source ID to name the map. Map creation is expensive, so you will likely not want to leave this option set to Force New indefinitely.
No
If a map for a data source does not exist, the connectivity service does not create one.