Simple Data Connectors to .csv

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Simple Data Connectors to .csv

Post by loonquawl » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:53 pm

The ease of creation led us to rely on Simple Data Connectors too much - we now have about 40 of those, and are very unhappy, because the way they are stored in a non-diffable way in an .rxtst (Making good version control impossible).

Does anybody have a way to efficiently transition the Simple Connectors to csv connectors, i.e. have the data in a csv file and have the connector point to that file?

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Re: Simple Data Connectors to .csv

Post by odklizec » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:08 pm

Hi,

There is unfortunately no automatic way how to replace simple data connector with another kind of connector. Luckily, there is a manual way to transfer simple (any) data connector to CSV. Just go to Data Connector settings and press Preview effective data set. Now you can save simple data connector to CSV. But then you must manually create new CSV data connector and assign just created CSV file into it. And you will also have to reassign all bound variables. I hope for you that all your module variables and data connector columns have the same name, so you can use Auto-Bind feature? ;)
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