The Set use delta settings pipeline step

Abstract

How to use the Set use delta settings pipeline step in the Sitecore Data Exchange Framework.

You use the Set use delta settings pipeline step to build a filter that only reads objects that have been set within a specified date or time range. This topic explains how the pipeline step works and how you configure it.

You can find the template for the Set use delta settings pipeline step in /sitecore/Templates/Data Exchange/Framework/Pipeline Steps/Set Use Delta Settings Pipeline Step .

Configuring the Set use delta settings pipeline step

You configure the following information on the pipeline step:

Section

Field

Description

Delta Value

Context Value Reader

The value reader that you use to read a specified date or time from the pipeline context.

Offset

Operator

The type of date range. There are four options:

  • Between now and the selected date - reads data between now and the delta value datetime.

  • Between the selected date and now - reads data between the delta value date and now.

  • On or after the selected date - reads data on or later than the delta value datetime.

  • On or before the selected date - reads data on or earlier than the delta value datetime.

Offset

Together with the Unit of Time value, this determines the duration of the offset period. Enter a positive integer value to signify a date or time after the delta value datetime, and a negative integer value to signify a date or time before the delta value datetime.

Unit of Time

The unit of the Offset value. The options are, for example, Years, Months, Weeks, and Days.

For example, if you set the Offset field to 1 and the Unit of Time field to Days, then the pipeline step adds 1 day to the delta value datetime to find the date to use in the date range.

Logic executed by the pipeline steps

The Set Use Delta Settings pipeline step reads the objects that have been set for the date or time range you have configured for the step.

For example, if you set the Context Value Reader field to the value reader of the last pipeline batch execution, and the Operator field to On or after the selected date, the pipeline steps reads objects set after the last execution of the pipeline batch.