Subject Name already exists in the ALPS database but with a different Level

As an example:
 
You may want to import the Subject Name ‘FAIRWAY FIELD’ with a Type/Level of ‘FIELD’.
 
In ALPS a Subject exists with the name ‘FAIRWAY FIELD’ but with a Type/Level of ‘PLATFORM’.
 
 
In this case the following Error message will be displayed:
Error: A Subject with this name already exists in the database with Level 'Platform'
 
Solution: 
 
To import the new record you will have to amend the Subject Name on the import data and create a Subject Alias.
 
In our example.
 
Re-name the Subject to (something like) ‘FAIRWAY FIELD (FIELD)’ with the type ‘FIELD’.
 
Create an Alias (Subject Alias tab on the Import template).
  • Enter ‘FAIRWAY FIELD (FIELD)’ as the Name
  • Enter ‘FIELD’ as the Subject Type
  • Enter ‘FAIRWAY FIELD’ (i.e. the name that pre-exists in ALPS) in the Subject field

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