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VImp User Manual

VImp User Manual

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Published by Mike Rewnick
Visual Importer is a business intelligence tool that provides solution for data import between different data sources and targets.
Visual Importer is a business intelligence tool that provides solution for data import between different data sources and targets.

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Published by: Mike Rewnick on Sep 19, 2009
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Visual Importer User ManualCopyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 2 of 58
Contents
Contents.......................................................................................................................................21. Introduction.............................................................................................................................42. Requirements...........................................................................................................................43. Key features.............................................................................................................................64. Visual Importer Architecture...................................................................................................75. Importing Data.........................................................................................................................75. Importing Data.........................................................................................................................8Screen Overview.....................................................................................................................9Main tool bar...........................................................................................................................9Main tool bar.........................................................................................................................10Source tool bar.......................................................................................................................10Mapping panel.......................................................................................................................11SQL Statements.....................................................................................................................12Template tab..........................................................................................................................13Import Log Tab......................................................................................................................13Rejected Records...................................................................................................................14Import Process.......................................................................................................................15How to load data from a Flat File(s)......................................................................................16How to perform Auto mapping.............................................................................................21How to load data from an ODBC Data Source.....................................................................24How to load data from Excel/Access/Dbf File(s)..................................................................26How to clear mapping...........................................................................................................28How to load data from the Cross/Pivot table.........................................................................29How to perform Calculations................................................................................................31How to filter data...................................................................................................................32Working with Date fields......................................................................................................34How to Update/Delete Records.............................................................................................35MS SQL Server specific parameters.....................................................................................38Oracle specific parameters Visual importer supports three methods of loading data intooracle Direct path load, conventional path load and ODBC.................................................39ODBC specific parameters....................................................................................................41ODBC connection strings..................................................................................................43Error Handling.......................................................................................................................446. Import Functions...................................................................................................................45String Functions.....................................................................................................................45 Numeric Functions................................................................................................................47Date Functions.......................................................................................................................48Conversion Functions............................................................................................................51Miscellaneous Functions.......................................................................................................527. Date formats..........................................................................................................................538. Command Line......................................................................................................................549. Support Procedure.................................................................................................................5510. License Agreement..............................................................................................................56
 
Visual Importer User ManualCopyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 3 of 58
Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Limited.All rights reserved.No portion of this document may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored ina retrieval system, or translated into any language, in any form or by any means,without prior written consent of DB Software Laboratory Limited.
Note to U.S. Government users:
Documentation and programs related to restricted rights - use, duplication or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in:GSA FMSS Schedule Contract No. GS00K92AFS2505-PS05.
License Information
You have access to
Visual Importer 
software and documentation pursuant to theterms of a Software License Agreement granted by DB Software Laboratory Limited.As a user of this software and documentation, you are bound by the terms of theSoftware License Agreement. All rights, title, and interest to this software remain withDB Software Laboratory Limited.Requests for copies of this publication and for technical information about DBSoftware Laboratory products should be made directly to DB Software LaboratoryLimited.
Disclaimer 
All information in this manual is subject to periodic change and revision withoutnotice. While every effort has been made to ensure that this manual is accurate, DBSoftware Laboratory Limited excludes its liability for errors or inaccuracies (if any)contained herein.
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This document refers to
Visual Importer 
version 4.9.4.0

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