Selecting a source - discovery - 23.1

Spectrum Discovery Guide

Product type
Software
Portfolio
Verify
Product family
Spectrum
Product
Spectrum > Discovery
Version
23.1
Language
English
Product name
Spectrum Discovery
Title
Spectrum Discovery Guide
Topic type
How Do I
Overview
Reference
First publish date
2007
ft:lastEdition
2024-02-07
ft:lastPublication
2024-02-07T17:21:58.768552
When you click the Create Rule or Create Match Key button, you are navigated to the Select Source page, which allows you to configure a source for your rule or match key. It can be one of these:
  • Flat File from your system.
  • Connection configured in Spectrum Technology Platform. For details on configuring the connections, see Defining Connections.

Using Source Description field

The Enter source description field, by default, auto-populates your chosen file name or the table name you select from the connection, but you can also enter a description of your choice. The description you enter here appears in the corresponding Source Desc. column on the dashboard. This field attaches the matching and consolidation rules/match keys to the source configuration, which might help you understand the associated rules/match keys attached to a particular table later. You can select any one table at a time from the drop-down list to create the rules/match keys. By entering the name of your choice, this field helps to easily identify the tables associated with a connection type data source as the actual table names could be confusing to understand.
Note: If the source has already been configured for a table, an error is displayed, which helps you to go to the Source Details page where it already exists. The Source Details page lists all the rules/match keys for a particular source, where you can switch between different table descriptions from the drop-down list to view the associated rules/match keys. For more information, see Creating Rules and Match Keys.