Import sets terminology A dictionary of key Import Set tems. Table 1. Key terms Term Definition Import Set table A table that acts as a staging location for records imported from a data source prior to transforming those records. Fields on these tables are generated automatically based on imported data and should not be modified manually. Data source A record that defines where to get the data to import. A data source may point to a file, a JDBC-compatible database, or an LDAP organizational unit. Transformation The conversion of data from an import set table to another table according to the rules defined in a transform map. Transform map A set of field maps that define the relationships between fields in an import set and fields on a table, such as Incident. During transformation, data is copied from the Import Set table to the destination table based on the transform map. A single import set field may be mapped to multiple fields on other tables. Foreign record insert A foreign record insert occurs when an import makes a change to a table that is not the target table for that import. This happens when updating a reference field on a table. For example when updating a value for the caller on an incident the import is actually updating the sys_user table.