Restoring and Copying Maps in FDM

Have you ever wondered if there was an easier way to restore FDM maps when you have accidentally deleted them? As admins, we typically update FDM maps by doing the export-import feature.  This allows us to update in bulk. However, many of us may have imported the FDM map and realized we deleted the incorrect map. Now, if you did an export beforehand, you were ok.  If not, you will have to ask your relational DBA to restore from the back end, which could take much longer.

Worry no more! There is an easy way to do this in FDM.

The next time you log into FDM, you should notice there is a “Restore” button. If you click on that, you can actually restore form a particular Category and Period:


A separate window opens where you can select the particular Category and Period. Once you’ve made your selection, click on the OK button:


In two clicks, you’ve restored your FDM map. Now, wasn’t that easy?

In addition, here is another useful tip that you will want to use. You can also copy FDM maps between locations. For instance, if you have a dozen locations that use the same Accounts, i.e., UD1, UD2, etc., you may wonder if there is an easier and faster way to update the maps.

Your hunch is right, there is an easier way.

First thing you need to do is select a Source Location in FDM from where you want the map to be copied from. After making your selection, click on the “Copy” button:


A secondary screen opens up asking you to select the Target Location. Once you have selected the preferred Target Location, click on the OK button:

 

A confirmation banner like the one below will let you know that the copy was successful.


Blog by Laura Reichert of Key Performance Ideas


 

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