The Load Balance Server Group dialog box is displayed (if this is the first time you have opened
The Load Balance Server Group form is displayed.
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Browse to find available servers by clicking
You can define multiple load balance server groups using the Load Balance Server Group form.
This enables Workbench to attach to multiple FDM applications on different servers.
If a load balance server group has already been defined and you want to add or modify a server
group, you can access the Load Balance Server Group form by logging into Workbench and
selecting File > Load Balance Server Group.
Adapters are software codes that communicate with various source and target applications. Each
adapter is designed to integrate with a specific target system (for example, Oracle
– System 9 or Financial Management) or source system (SAP, SQL, and so on).
Workbench enables you to import and maintain the adapters used by the FDM application.
Adapters are comprised of an XML metadata component and a DLL/EXE (target adapters only).
The DLL/EXE contains the system-specific instructions for interacting with the target system.
The XML contains all data relating to the FDM application.
The target system adapter
acts as a buffer between FDM and the target application.
contains all of the instructions for FDM to communicate with the specified target
application, such as connecting to the database, loading data, extracting data, and so on. Each
target system adapter
contains the API calls for the specific target application. This enables
FDM to integrate with many target systems without having to maintain large amounts of
application-specific calls within the program.
acts as a second layer between FDM and the target application. The
application setup parameters and options, and scripts that call API functions, and returns the
results from the target application. The
file may also contain the information required to
configure a FDM application (locations, security, import formats, reports, and so on).