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Getting Access to Downstream Systems


Integrating with another system is hard enough but not having access to the system that data is being loaded to makes this task even harder. It seems obvious but often in a corporate environment it is very difficult or sometimes impossible to be given access to the system that you are integrating into.

One of the bugs I am busy resolving involves a system we are integrating with. We have not had access to this system but found during testing that data was getting transferred incorrectly. After ruling out the way we transform the data from our system it was clear there was some rule or something else was happening. To debug this properly I requested access to this system. After waiting for a while for access I now need to workout how to find where my data is being loaded. I feel like a dog that's been chasing its tail only to finally catch the tail and work out what to do with it now 🤔