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Add the possibility to use the import specifications created in Controller Classic

At this moment, import specifications in Controller Web doesn't allow to use some elaborate operation like "IF", temporary fields,... It's a blocking point for a lot customers to use Controller Web.

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  • Jun 17 2020
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Who would benefit from this IDEA? To all customers using interface within Controller Web (majority of them)
How should it work?

It should be great to add have a field import specification created in Controller Web (already the case) and a field import specification created in Controller Classic (missing).

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification Without that option, a lot of customers won't be use Controller Web and still use Controller Classic
Customer Name Ikano / Medicover/...
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    PAUL Allen commented
    21 Aug 02:24pm

    In order to facilitate new functionality in importing - updating lookup tables in real time and drill to detail - we need to create a new import module. We understand that the web import has limited functionality and we are prepared to consider additional features as enhancement to it. What we will not be able to do is leverage the Controller Classic import specifications because of technical reasons.

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    Guest commented
    4 Aug 03:16pm

    I support this request. It is extremely time consuming to recreate the import specifications and lookup tables.

    Therefore we do not use Controller Web.

    J├╝rgen Radecke

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    Maximilien de Chestret commented
    25 Jun 03:17pm

    Can you please indicate what's missing in controller web to fulfill the majority of customer's needs in regards of import specification? Thanks

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