The schema is generated based on the discovery of the data in
the template input file. When you refresh the schema for this
management agent, Management Agent Designer starts, reads the
template input file, and then updates the management agent schema.
Then, you can update the management agent configuration based on
the new schema. You cannot edit the schema for fixed-width text
The fixed-width text file format consists of one record per
line, where each record contains a series of attributes, separated
by columns. You can specify the first row in the fixed-width text
file as header names. After you have parsed the fixed-width text
file, you can adjust the column width in Management Agent Designer.
The following table is an example of a fixed-width file format.
12 Broad Street
34 State Street
Multiple-value attributes and their header names must be in
sequential order. A field with any attribute cannot appear between
fields that compose a single multiple-value attribute. The
following table is an example of a valid fixed-width file format
containing a single multiple-value attribute (Phone), composed of
two fields (Phone, Phone).
The following table is an example of an invalid delimited file
format containing a multiple-value attribute (Phone). The LastName
delimited field appears between two delimited fields, (Phone) and
(Phone), that make a single multiple-value attribute (Phone).
Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 treats all data as
File-based management agents do not export
characters that are not in the destination code page. Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 fails when it attempts to export
objects that contain any character that is not in the target
connected data source code page. If you try to avoid this behavior
by converting the file to Unicode and then doing a best-fit
translation, Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 cannot
confirm the export. As a workaround, you can do your own file
translation during export attribute flow.
For file-based management agents, the template
input file should contain all the object classes and attributes
that will be synchronized, and it should be in a full import
If you use a template input file that is larger than
200 KB, Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 analyzes
only the first 100 objects when discovering the schema. As a
result, if there are object classes and attributes that you want to
synchronize that do not appear in the first 100 objects, manually
add those object classes and attributes as connector space object
types and attributes. Depending on the size of the file, a delay
might occur when Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 reads
the entire file.
File-based management agents only support
importing a single value for the object class (OC) attribute. If
you try to import a multivalued OC attribute from a connected data
source, the management agent fails with a multi-single-mismatch
This management agent supports password management. For more information, see Related Topics.