Years ago when I was in school, I was working on a team project with two other students. We were writing software on a UNIX system. I entered a command I thought would delete one file, but I transposed two characters, and the command deleted everything in the project directory — all of the work that the team had done on the project from the beginning! Gulp! I went to the others, hat in hand, to apologize and tell them that we had to start over. Luckily, someone in our class knew that the university’s IT department made automatic backups of all files every night, so we were able to recover most of our work from the previous night’s backup. It wasn’t as bad as I thought.
Murphy’s Law tells us to expect the unexpected, and data integration is no exception. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to save copies of your integration maps automatically just in case something happens? After all, people make mistakes. With the Scribe Platform API Connector, you can save copies of your maps to a database automatically as they change. Watch this video to see how to save each version of your maps and restore one in Scribe Online if you ever need to.
To save versions of your integrations automatically, build the same map in your Scribe Online organization and schedule the solution to run on a recurring basis.