Mapping Data

In TimelinePI the user selects a file then performs the mapping of this file into the standard (Timeline ID, Timestamp, Activity) and optional (Category, Attributes) fields. Next time a user has to perform the mapping again.

To avoid multiple mappings of the same file (file type) and also to perform the automated data uploads, we introduce Mapping Catalog. The catalog includes multiple named mappings with the additional options.

User interacts with the catalog on the mapping page of data upload process:

In addition to mapping the fields, user are able to:
Open one of the existing mappings
Save the current mapping
Save As the current mapping
Start new mapping

If no mappings are matching the files or if user click New button, the “Current mapping” field is empty. In such case, once user finishes the mapping and clicks on “Confirm and start upload” button, the application brings up a panel and asks “Do you want to save the current mapping?”. The panel has name field and buttons Save and Don’t Save.