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Database Mapper Solution Items

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The Database Mapper Solution Configuration tool allows you to add solutions and solution items to your Database Mapper environment. Selecting Add a Solution item opens the Add Solution item window. Each solution item contains the following configurable options:

Database Mapper Solution Configuration Tool Add Solution item window

Option Description
Item Name The name you want to give your solution item.
Source Type The type of solution item that you want to add to your solution. 
Only update this item as part of a manual snapshot Selecting this checkbox only updates the solution item when you choose to manually snapshot the solution.
Snapshot this item using a 32-bit process Selecting this checkbox uses a 32-bit process to snapshot the solution item.
Note:  A more efficient 64-bit process is used to snapshot solution items by default. 

You can select from a variety of solutions to document, including the following:

Note:  If a solution item provider isn't available for you to select in the Solution Configuration tool, your system may not meet the provider's system requirements. For information about the individual requirements to document a provider, see the System Requirements article. 
Add Solution item window Source type not available for SSIS 2005

Note:  Database Mapper exports HTML files only. This is applicable to all solution item types. See the Documentation Exports section of the Solutions Dashboard article for more details.

Filtering Solution Items

Database Mapper allows you to control the amount of data you want to record within your solution items. Manage the data within new or existing solution items by using the Edit Filter button. Complete the following steps to filter your solution item:

1. Open an existing Database Mapper solution (or create a new one). Database Mapper Open Solution

2. Select Add to create a new solution item, or select Edit to open an existing solution item.

Database Mapper Add Solution Item

3. Select Edit Filter to open the Configure filtering window for the selected solution item. Database Mapper Edit Solution Item select Edit Filter

4. Select the object type(s) you want to exclude from solution item snapshot, and then select Next to continue. Database Mapper Configure Filtering window Choose included types

Note:  A checkmark Database Mapper Included Object indicatorindicates that the Object type is included in the snapshot. An X mark Database Mapper Excluded object indicatorindicates that the object type is excluded from the snapshot. All Object types are included for the solution item by default.

Note:  The next page presents you with a tree diagram that represents the solution item snapshot.  You can select to exclude individual objects in this section.

5. Select to expand the solution item tree, and then select the object(s) you want to exclude from the snapshot. Database Mapper Configure Filtering window Choose included and excluded items

Note:  Selecting an object at the top of a hierarchy automatically excludes the objects below the selected object.

6. Select OK to save your solution item filter.
Database Mapper Configure Filtering window select Ok to save filter