Changing the type of an input card

About this task

You can change the type (TypeName) of an input card. Note that when you change the type of an input card, if an object within that card is referenced in a map rule, the object name might now be invalid.

If a map rule contains the name of an object on an input card:

Flower:ProgressReading:Input

The type of the input card is GrowthReport and it is changed to ProgressReading, which is a component of GrowthReport. The object names in the map rule are now incorrect. Flower is a component of ProgressReading, which is now the type of the card. After the type of the card has changed, the correct name for Flower is Flower:Input.

To correct the object name in the map rule, drag the object name to the map rule again. If you change the type of a card and you have many map rules in that card, you might want to use search and replace by selecting the Replace option under the Integration Platform Search tab in the Search window navigated from the Search menu on the menu bar instead.

Not all modifications to an input type will affect map rules. For example, if you add a component to an input type, map rules are not affected. Also, if you delete an input component that is not referenced in a map rule, the map rules are not affected.