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Folder Data Source : Schema File Deletion

Chad Bruels asked 4 years ago
What is the deal with the message in a folder data source that the schema file will be deleted each time the map runs? If the schema is deleted what is the point of defining one? How do you control the field datatypes for the map if the file is deleted? 
Lorren Zemke answered 4 years ago
When the Schema file is created, it is stored in the SmartConnect database in the SchemaHeader/SchemaLine tables. When the map runs, it pulls that information to create a new schema file on each run. It won’t use the existing schema file should one exist in the source folder. 
In prior versions, you could edit the schema file manually in the template folder and it would use that one. If you want to change the schema file, you need to do it in the SmartConnect user interface or change it in the SQL table(s).
Chad Bruels replied 4 years ago

Thank you, Lorren.

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