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Document Mapping in Slate Source Formats

Before you can begin mapping CAS documents to Slate, you'll need to import the standard Source Format for CAS documents from the Library. For more information, see below and visit the Materials Source Format section of the Slate Knowledge Base.

Unique Identifiers for Matching

Create three new fields and set them as unique for merging. These should already exist in your Slate instance upon importing the standard Source Formats for CAS application data and documents. The standard Source Formats map CAS IDs into these fields to ensure proper person- and application-scoped matching for incoming CAS application data and documents.

  • Person scope: "CAS/Liaison Person ID"
  • Application scope: "CAS/Liaison Application ID"
  • School scope: "CAS/Liaison School ID"

Value Mapping: CAS Document Types

The standard Source Format for CAS documents differs from the Source Format for data: it relies on a custom function to load the documents into Slate. To successfully load documents, you'll need to complete the value mapping from CAS document type to Slate Material Code in the Source Format.

There are some CAS document types that are present in all CASs. To successfully load these documents to Slate, it will be necessary to map each CAS document type label in the Source Format’s value mappings:

Document Type Label


fullAppPDF A comprehensive generated PDF including all information provided by the applicant in filling out the application. (The “Full Application PDF” document you may already be familiar with.)
evaluation A letter of recommendation.
transcriptunofficial An unofficial transcript uploaded by the applicant.
transcriptofficial An official transcript delivered directly to Liaison by the issuing institution.

An official foreign transcript evaluation delivered directly to Liaison by the evaluation agency (WES, ECE).

See also the CAS Document Type document in the Data Dictionary area for a comprehensive list of document types.

Consult the Materials Source Format section of the  Slate Knowledge Base for more information.  

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