Updating a seed list
All Seed Lists share a common structure (set of columns) and this structure is derived from the columns present on the current customer class, which is in use in the application. In time, the structure of the customer class might deviate from what was initially set up for use with Seed Lists. In a situation like this, administrators can synchronize the Seed List structure to the customer class structure via the Update Seed List Columns button on the Manage Data Relationships tab of the Application Settings landing page.
Upon clicking this button, the backing Seed List structure will be synchronized with the customer class.
This task should typically be performed by the administrator and will impact all existing Seed Lists. This task should be performed in the following scenarios:
- Initially after a new install
- Whenever the customer class changes
- When attributes are added to (or removed from) the customer class and these changes need to be reflected in the seed data
The administrator can also use the Seed List Definition link to view the current Seed List structure. Clicking this link opens the SeedListPopulationRD Report Definition, which represents the structure utilized by the Seed List editor. If desired, administrators can directly modify this Report Definition to update the columns visible in the Seed List editor. However, any manual updates to this Report Definition will be overwritten when the Update Seed List Columns button is used on the landing page.
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