Typical Synchronizers rely on mapping data from a source to a target in the repository. Business Architect guides you through the process.
For example, the following image shows you the first step in adding a Microsoft Excel Import Synchronizer. This is selecting an Excel file that includes the data (or an example of the data) you want to import.
This next image (from later in the same process) shows how data from a source Excel spreadsheet is mapped to a particular element in a theme. Business Architect presents you with the source and the target. You then link them, as shown, to produce a mapping. Elements that conform to this mapping will be created (or updated) when the Synchronizer is executed.
Individual mappings can include field modifiers. These transform the format or structure of data as it is imported. Numerous field modifiers are available. For example, there are field modifiers to convert the format of dates, split or concatenate strings, and round numbers.