I have a question about the deceased flag in bio 1 and how I can link it with a specific assigned appeal response. So, my data file contains a column of constituent IDs and Assigned appeal responses. One of the assigned appeal responses is "T_Deceased". I want to tell Importomatic that when this response of "T_Deceased" is present, then mark the deceased flag in bio 1 as True or Yes. I'm not worried about what the deceased date is.
I've tried to do this using the dictionary. So I've said where the vales to match on = T_Deceased, put the replacement value of Yes/True/Check/Y - I've tried all variations. In the mapping field I'd then created a virtual field of Deceased and mapped it to the deceased field and used the dictionary I created. This hasn't worked!
Does anyone have a solution to my issue!
Just to confirm, your dictionary looks like this, is that correct?
Make sure that for your virtual field you are properly copying the original appeal field over with the Copy Field function.
You need to both provide a value and apply a dictionary. Set the function to Copy and then set the seed to be the appeal column from the file.
Note that this might end up breaking the import for non-deceased records since there is no entry in the dictionary for them. I'm not sure how RE will react to having a non Y/N value in a boolean field. If it does end up breaking the normal rows then you will have to modify the dictionary to set everything else (other than T_DECEASED) to be BLANK.