Description—Additional information about the location useful for tracking which GL
systems are in use or other system-related information about a location. When creating a
new location, the default description is the same as the name of the location.
Currency—The currency that is loaded into the location; used only for identification
purposes in some FDM reports and other forms that display data. Because FDM does not
perform currency translation, the currency code does not impact calculations (optional).
Parent Location—A location assigned a parent uses the same mapping table as the parent.
Multiple locations can share a parent. This is useful when multiple locations use the same
chart of accounts. If a change is made to a child or parent mapping table, the change takes
place for all children and parent locations (optional).
Load Type—Each data load location uses one of two load types—SQL Insert or Bulk Insert.
SQL Insert is the default load method and should be used for locations loading smaller files
(6000 records or less). The Bulk Insert load type is more efficient for loading larger files.
Seq Map—By default, FDM wildcard maps (Likes, Ins, Betweens) are sorted in the Maps
form alphabetically by the rule name. The Seq. Map option allows sorting and processing
maps by a numeric value rather than the default. Use this for locations that have complicated
conversion rules predicated upon processing order (for example, a source account is
included in multiple wildcard maps, therefore the sort order of the map is important to
determine by which map the account must be processed). Use this option only for locations
that use complicated translation rules. Click on the Seq Map checkbox to display a new
sequencing field in the Maps form. Enter a number in this field to assign a numeric sort
order to each map (optional).
Group Tag—You can group multiple locations by entering a value in this field. In some
process monitor reports, grouped locations are displayed in their grouping order rather than
Data Value—An extra dimension that is only used when integrating with multi-dimension
target systems. This dimension is associated with a FDM location. When FDM creates the
load file, this dimension value is entered for every data line loaded by this location. For
example, the Data Value dimension is associated with the Value dimension in Financial
Management. By default, if no value is entered in this field, when integrating with Financial
Management, the Data Value <Entity Currency> is the default value.
Target Adapter (Adapter by Location)—When left at [None], the location uses the global
adapter defined during the adapter setup process. Any selection here overrides the global
adapter for this location. This setting enables FDM to integrate with multiple target
applications. Each location can load data to a unique target application.
When working in FDM screens that browse for target categories, FDM browses by using the
adapter selected for the current location. Unless the target systems contain common member
values for category and period, control tables (Categories and Periods) are not partitioned by
adapter and require separate entries for each adapter .