What 'ItemImportMethod' table is and how it is used within an Hierarchy?"

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Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server)

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There is a table called ItemImportMethod which lists each Item and the method of which it came to exist in the database.

The ‘ImportMethod’ column can have the following values:
0 – Standard local object
1- External Object, e.g. item imported from xml.
2 – Originated from standard Replication
3 – Hierarchy managed item
 
When a hierarchy managed item is reset due to the node being removed from the hierarchy structure, the ‘ImportMethod’ column for the item is changed from 3 to 0.