Synchronization Activator Technology (SAT)
Synchronization Activation Technology (SAT) is a MooD technology that lets you synchronize your business model with external applications and data sources.
This is a very brief introduction to what synchronizers are, and where they are located in Business Architect. The best way to learn about SAT is to experiment with importing source files. Provided you start with a valid source file, importing content using a Synchronizer is just a matter of mapping it onto suitable targets in the repository. Business Architect will guide you in this.
Export Synchronizers provide data from MooD in the specific target file format.
What You Should Already Know
You should know how to create Themes and Types in a repository. See <How to define a Business Landscape>
You should have a basic knowledge of the data source you are importing from or exporting to.
MooD Terms Used in This Guide
Synchronization Activator Technology (SAT) is a MooD tool that allows you to synchronize a repository with a variety of data sources. Synchronizers are the executable components which can be configured to import or export data as well as help repository maintenance. Data Mapping is the process used to connect the data from a source to the target when importing into a repository.
Each synchronizer can connect to an external application, or another MooD repository, and import or export data. They can be configured, as well as scheduled or executed on demand. Some synchronizers are designed to help with repository maintenance. All synchronizations are fully audited.
A common use of SAT is to create a synchronizer that imports from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, creating elements for each row in the spreadsheet, and populating each element with data from the spreadsheets columns.
There is a dedicated user interface designed to make developing and using synchronizations simpler. This includes a Data Mapping window that lets you hook up your source with your target.
Everything needed to create, manage, execute and monitor SAT can be found in the Synchronize tab. The Synchronize tab is found in the Explorer Tree, under Libraries.
The synchronizer gallery can be accessed from this tab. It includes all the synchronizer types you have access to.
MooD provides many preconfigured synchronizations, including Microsoft Excel Import and Export, Microsoft PowerPoint, assorted databases, SSIS, XML, and other MooD repositories and MooD Model Driven Documents (the Documents Synchronizer).
Other Synchronizers exist to help with repository maintenance e.g. Manage Aggregation Cache and Delete Audit History Synchronizers.
The full list of Synchronizers can be found in the 'Synchronizers' section of MooD.