2163549 - ERROR: "Same source field is configured for multiple fields. Please use copy field mapping for this purpose"

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2163549 - ERROR: "Same source field is configured for multiple fields. Please use copy field mapping for this purpose"

Symptom

  • Error: "Same source field is configured for multiple fields. Please use copy field mapping for this purpose"
  • Error appears when running a connector in SuccessFactors Learning

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to the connector configuration screen (System Admin -> Configuration -> System Configuration -> Connectors)
  2. Select a specific connector and map a single SOURCE field (header from the connector input file) to multiple DESTINATION fields (fields from the SF Learning system) e.g.:
    • sfuser.field.mapping.data.LOCALE=DEFAULT_LOCALE
    • sfuser.field.mapping.data.COL_NUM7_VAL=DEFAULT_LOCALE
  3. Run the connector and notice it fails with the this error

Cause

  • SF Learning connectors do not support explicit mapping of a single SOURCE field to multiple DESTINATION fields 

Resolution

  • Use the copy functions "connector.copy.field.mappings" to copy the value from the 1st DESTINATION to the 2nd DESTINATION e.g.:
  • SF Learning -> System Admin -> Configuration -> System Configuration -> Connectors:

<connectory type>.connector.copy.field.mappings=2ND_DESTINATION=1ST_DESTINATION
<connectory type>.field.mapping.data.1ST_DESTINATION=SOURCE
<connectory type>.field.mapping.data.2ND_DESTINATION=

  • Example:

sfuser.connector.copy.field.mappings=COL_NUM7_VAL=LOCALE
sfuser.field.mapping.data.LOCALE=DEFAULT_LOCALE
sfuser.field.mapping.data.COL_NUM7_VAL=

Keywords

  • Connectors
  • Copy one bizx field in two fields LMS
  • Copy connector functionality
  , KBA , LOD-SF-LMS-CON , Connectors , Problem

Product

SuccessFactors Learning 1207 ; SuccessFactors Learning 1210 ; SuccessFactors Learning 1302 ; SuccessFactors Learning 1305 ; SuccessFactors Learning 1308 ; SuccessFactors Learning 1311 ; SuccessFactors Learning 1405 ; SuccessFactors Learning 1408

Attachments

Connector &#x2013; Customer wants one Bizx field be mapped in two LMS fields.pdf