No type validation on the constant transformation

Matthew Clark 8 years ago updated by anonymous 5 years ago 5

The Constant transformation has a feature to enter the type of value used for the constant. The default type is a Guid type field, and I am allowed to enter anything I want for its value. I am able to start an adapter with a constant value therefore populating a Guid field "newguid" with the string value "something". I was also able to do this with a date field. Depending on the type of field that gets mapped in FIM, I'm not entirely sure what would happen on an attempt to import this field - I imagine it would result in every entry failing with unexpected data, or possibly when committing the value to the adapter context.

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The result is the following when you finally set up the MA and run an import:

The extensible extension returned an unsupported error.
 The stack trace is:
 "System.Exception: Error encountered attempting import: Invalid date time - the value passed was something    at Unify.Product.IdentityBroker.EntityDateTimeTypeSchemaValidator`1.CreateValue(Object dataValue)
   at Unify.Product.IdentityBroker.ConstantTransformationFactory.CreateComponent(IAdapterEntityTransformationFactoryInformation factoryInformation)
   at Unify.Product.IdentityBroker.EntitySequentialAdapterFactory.<>c__DisplayClasse.<CreateComponent>b__d(ITransformationFactory innerFactory)
   at System.Linq.Enumerable.WhereSelectListIterator`2.MoveNext()
   at System.Linq.Buffer`1..ctor(IEnumerable`1 source)
   at System.Linq.Enumerable.ToArray[TSource](IEnumerable`1 source)
   at Unify.Product.IdentityBroker.EntitySequentialAdapterFactory.CreateComponent(IAdapterEntityTransformationFactoryInformation factoryInformation)
   at Unify.Product.IdentityBroker.Adapter.GetAllTransformedEntities(Boolean reflect)
   at Unify.Product.IdentityBroker.AdapterNotifierDecoratorBase`1.GetAllEntities(Boolean reflect)
   at Unify.Product.IdentityBroker.LDIFAdapterBase.GetEntitiesForFullImport(Guid adapterId)
   at Unify.Product.IdentityBroker.LDIFAdapterBase.ImportAll(Guid adapterId)
   at Unify.Product.IdentityBroker.LDIFAdapterServiceHostDecoratorBase.ImportAll(Guid adapterId)
   at SyncInvokeImportAll(Object , Object[] , Object[] )
   at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.SyncMethodInvoker.Invoke(Object instance, Object[] inputs, Object[]& outputs)
   at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.DispatchOperationRuntime.InvokeBegin(MessageRpc& rpc)
   at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage5(MessageRpc& rpc)
   at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage31(MessageRpc& rpc)
   at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.MessageRpc.Process(Boolean isOperationContextSet)
   at Unify.Product.IdentityBroker.IdentityBrokerManagementAgentProxy.GenerateImportFile(String fileName, String connectTo, String user, String password, ConfigParameterCollection configParameters, Boolean fFullImport, TypeDescriptionCollection types, String& customData)
   at Unify.Product.IdentityBroker.IdentityBrokerManagementAgent.GenerateImportFile(String fileName, String connectTo, String user, String password, ConfigParameterCollection configParameters, Boolean fFullImport, TypeDescriptionCollection types, String& customData) in S:\Hg\Adapters\Microsoft.FIM\Master\Source\Unify.IdentityBroker.FIMAdapter\IdentityBrokerManagementAgent.cs:line 53
Forefront Identity Manager 4.0.2592.0"

This also halted the entire import process - it was not just an error on a per object basis

"Halted entire process" because the transformation factory couldn't be created. This is the correct behaviour. As for validation, exception description needs to be improved obviously; on the UI side, this is a little tricky to do on the client side, you could do it potentially pretty easily on the server side (validation errors).

Matthew Clark, I have updated the constant transformation to validate. Please let me know if you have any issues with it.