Field mapping templates enable the integration to quickly create new matters based on information from an SOP Log. Record type templates allow the default field mapping to be overridden and extended for each matter record type.
The organization-wide default mapping template is provided out of the box with a few fields pre-mapped for illustration.
The default template allows fields to be mapped between the systems without regard to record type. For example, the default template should map generic fields without regard to record type. Additional templates may be optionally added for each matter record type. Record type templates will amend the default mapping to include specific field mapping for the underlying record type.
It is important to note, additional templates are not required. Organizations may choose to only use the default template. However, additional templates are required for fine tuning unique fields related to specific matter record types.
Additional templates are added from the SOP Log Field Mapping Template list. This list is accessible from the All Tabs list or within AdvoLogix Setup. In addition to the field mapping, the following general information can be established for each mapping template:
Name: Used to identify the mapping template (usually named after the record type).
- Description: A text entry used to internally describe the use for a given template.
After a new template has been created, the Edit Mapping button (on the Template Mapping page) allows the user to establish the relationship between the SOP Log and AdvoLogix. The following steps are used to establish field mapping:
- Click the Edit Mapping button from the page layout.
- Select the appropriate matter record type.
- Map the appropriate matter field to the corresponding SOP Log variable.
The templates play a key role when creating new matters from an SOP Log. During the workflow process (to create a new matter) users are prompted to select a matter record type. In turn, the integration applies the appropriate field mapping for the selected record type.
It is important to note, both the default and record mapping templates are used simultaneously. The default mapping is applied first allowing the record type template to extend and override the default field mapping.
- The default template maps fields a,b, & c.
- The record type template maps fields c, d & e.
When the matter is created matter fields a& b are populated from the default template, fields c, d & e are populated from the record type template.