The FileTrack Data Conversion System was created as a result
of Outlook Computing's work on AS/400 application software implementations, projects where
data needed to be migrated from an old system in order to get a new system up and
running. FileTrack was designed to make data conversion during these projects faster,
easier and more accurate.
With these goals in mind, the FileTrack system was built to
help users on many levels of a data conversion project:
With its user-friendly interface, FileTrack gives structure
to a conversion project. The system acts as a conversion command center, giving you
a central location to complete all of your conversion work. Because all conversions
are done in a consistent manner, it is easy to manage, share and review information and
work more efficiently.
FileTrack can also help you document a conversion with its
built-in notes feature. Notes on conversion issues, questions and problems can be
included directly within a conversion definition. They can then be reviewed on-line
or printed on system reports to help ensure important conversion details are not missed.
FileTrack's intuitive data mapping options let you easily
define how data will be moved from one set of files to another. Mapping definitions
can be simple (field moves, constant fills) or complex (conditional evaluations, numeric
calculations), and give you a great deal of flexibility in converting data.
Once mapping definitions have been created, the system
automatically generates data conversion programs, relieving you of tedious coding details
and allowing you to concentrate on more important conversion issues.
Data Conversion and Testing
With FileTrack, you can convert data for a file by simply
selecting it from a list of files on your screen. The system also lets you group
multiple files (along with non-FileTrack commands) into a job called a conversion
stream. With conversion streams, you can build entire system conversions that can be
run, and repeated, in a single step.
To help ensure your data is converted correctly, FileTrack
gives you the ability to run conversions in a test environment before running them against
your production files. You can easily repeat conversions on a subset of your data to
more quickly and accurately test your results. In addition, system reports let you
review and analyze your conversion definitions without having to read through pages of
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