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- 7.1 Importing triangular data from other databases and manipulating objects in the ICRFS-Plus™ database
- 7.2 Importing triangular data from unit record transactional data
7. Importing of data from other applications and COM Automation
7.1 Importing triangular data from other databases and manipulating objects in the ICRFS-Plus™ database
This chapter illustrates the simplicity of using COM automation to import triangular data from Excel spreadsheets into an ICRFS-Plus™ database. COM scripts are also used to manipulate objects in the database and run the modelling Wizard. The data can be imported from any other database including MS Access, Oracle and SQL Server.
In a similar way data is imported from A. M. Best and NAIC Schedule P CD, and S&P Syn Thesys CD.
7.2 Importing triangular data from unit record transactional data
This chapter illustrates the importing of triangular data from unit record transactional data into an ICRFS-Plus™ database using COM scripts. The example involves unit record data that reside in an MS Access database, but similar COM script can be written if the data reside in Excel, Oracle or SQL Server.
A COM script is also used to manipulate objects in the ICRFS-Plus™ database. Amongst other object manipulations, Quarter*Quarter arrays are collapsed to year*year. We collapse quarter*quarter to accident year by quarter development (and) calendar periods.
The COM script is shown to be flexible and different layers can be extracted from the unit record transactional data. It is easy to add, remove, or modify queries.