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Data Mapping

SIF integration passes user data from other system to the Blackboard system through the ZIS server.

The following table outlines the data that is passed and maps the ZIS value to the corresponding Blackboard Value.

Data Mapping
SIF Object Blackboard User Information Description
RefID BATCH_UID Required field in Bb. Event will fail if this field cannot be populated. Max= 64. Accepts multi-byte.
Name/FirstName FIRSTNAME Required field in Bb. Event will fail if this field cannot be populated and the event is trying to create a new user. Max= 100. Accepts multi-byte.
Name/MiddleName MIDDLENAME Max= 100. Accepts multi-byte.
Name/LastName LASTNAME Required field in Bb. Event will fail if this field cannot be populated and the event is trying to create a new user. Max= 100. Accepts multi-byte.
Email EMAIL Max= 100. Must contain "@" and "."
  USER_ID Required field in Bb. For Add Event, will be the same as BATCH_UID. Max= 50. For creating new users, since the username will be created from the BATCH_UID and the BATCH_UID allows a max of 64, if the BATCH_UID has over 50 characters, then the username cannot be created due to the limitation and the event will fail. Accepts multi-byte.
  PASSWD Required field in Bb. For Add Event, will be the same as BATCH_UID. Max= 32
Demographics/Gender GENDER SIF M = Bb Male
SIF F = Bb Female
SIF U = Bb Not Disclosed
Demographics/Birthdate BIRTHDATE Datetime field type. Max= 8
StudentAddress/Address/ Street/Line1 STREET_1 Max= 100. Accepts multi-byte.
StudentAddress/Address/Street/Line2 STREET_2 Max= 100. Accepts multi-byte.
StudentAddress/Address/City CITY Max= 50. Accepts multi-byte.
StudentAddress/Address/ StatePr STATE Max= 50. Accepts multi-byte.
StudentAddress/Address/PostalCode ZIP_CODE Max= 50. Accepts multi-byte.
StudentAddress/Address/Country COUNTRY Max= 50. Accepts multi-byte.
PhoneNumber H_PHONE_1 Max= 50. Accepts multi-byte.
  PUBLIC_IND Required field in Bb. For Add Events, will default to N.
  EMAIL_IND Required field in Bb. For Add Events, will default to N.
  ADDRESS_IND Required field in Bb. For Add Events, will default to N.
  WORK_IND Required field in Bb. For Add Events, will default to N.
  PHONE_IND Required field in Bb. For Add Events, will default to N.
  SYSTEM_ROLE Required field in Bb. For Add Events, will default to None.
  INSTITUTION_ROLE Required field in Bb. For Add Events, will default to Student.
  ROW_STATUS Required field in Bb. For Add Events, will default to 0 (enabled).