ALTOVA MAPFORCE TUTORIAL PDF

MapForce is a Windows-based, multi-purpose IDE (integrated development environment) that enables you to transform data from one format to another, or from. MapForce is a powerful visual mapping tool with a range of features and Complete the MapForce tutorial which can be found in the Altova MapForce User and. Find it here –> http://altova-mapforce-tutorials.

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You can run data transformations either directly in MapForce, or deploy them to a different machine and even operating system for command-line or automated execution. The MapForce tutorials are intended to help you understand and use the basic data transformation capabilities of MapForce in a short amount of time.

Note that, as you design or preview gutorial, MapForce validates the integrity of your schemas or transformations and displays any validation errors in a dedicated window, so that you can ttutorial review and mapfoece them. This feature also enables you to quickly test the output of functions or entire mappings that produce a simple string value. For advanced data processing needs such as when running mapping transformations with the MapForce Server APIyou can design a mapping so that you can pass values to it at run-time, or get a simple string value from it at run-time.

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These are known as “pass-through”, or “chained” mappings, and enable you to access your data at an intermediary stage in the transformation process in order to save it to a file, for example. Learn XSLT The training course starts with an introductory tutorial for the novice user to the concepts of transforming XML data and the technology used throughout.

In the same transformation, you can process dynamically multiple input files from a directory and generate multiple output files. The Professional and Enterprise editions of MapForce also include components that enable you to perform run-time string parsing and serialization, similar to how this works in many other programming languages.

However, you can easily design MapForce scenarios such as “read data from the source X and write it to target Y, and ttuorial read data from the source Y and write it to the target Z”. Based on the MapForce edition, you can choose the preferred language for your data transformation as follows.

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Importantly, in the same transformation, you can mix multiple sources and multiple targets, which can be of any type supported by your MapForce edition.

All editions of MapForce are available as a bit application. HL7 Training This HL7 MapForce course will help you begin your HL7 integration and mapping projects with step-by-step tutorials, evaluation exercises, and a chance to work with real HL7 files and functions. This tutorial shows you how to read data from two XML files with different schema and merge it into a single target XML file. In MapForce, you can completely customize not only the look and feel of the development environment graphical user interfacebut also various other settings pertaining to each technology and to each mapping component type, for example:.

You will also learn about MapForce sequences and items, creating mapping connections, using a function, validating and previewing a mapping, as well as saving the resulting output to the disk. By clicking on any of the course titles above or to the left, clicking any other online training module link s or otherwise accessing or using any of the guided instructions, tutorials, or quizzes contained within the interactive modules the “AOT Content”you hereby agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Altova Online Training Terms.

For example, in case of XML, you can connect any element, attribute, or comment in an XML file to an element or attribute of another XML file, thus instructing MapForce to read data from the source element or attributeand write it to the target element or attribute.

Likewise, when working with databases in MapForce Professional or Enterprise Editions, you can see any database column in the MapForce mapping area and map data to or from it by making visual connections.

The MapForce Professional and Enterprise editions are additionally available as a bit application.

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To support filtering data, you will use a Filter component, a function and a numeric constant. You aaltova preview the result of all transformations, as well as the generated XSLT or XQuery code without leaving the graphical user interface.

While the goal is not to illustrate completely all MapForce features, you will be guided through the MapForce basics step-by-step, so it is recommended that you follow the tutorials sequentially. More specifically, you can design mappings on Windows, and run them on a Windows, Linux, or Mac server machine which runs MapForce Server either standalone or under FlowForce Server management.

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More specifically, you will learn how to generate, in the same mapping, an XML file that stores a list of book records, and another XML file that contains only a subset of the books in the first file, filtered by a specific publication year.

Or, you can merge data from multiple XML files, and write some of the data to one database, and some of the data to another database. Sample data transformation between an XML file and a database. If you are using MapForce alongside other Altova MissionKit products, MapForce integrates with them as well as with the Altova server-based products, as shown in the following table.

Mappings designed with MapForce enable malforce to conveniently convert and transform data from and to a variety of file-based and other formats. In a very simple scenario, a mapping design tutodial with MapForce could be resumed as “read data from the source X and write it to target Y”.

Note that the data mappings you can create in MapForce are not limited to single, predefined files. You can also call and get data from a WSDL 1.

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You will also learn about stripping the XML and schema declarations and using functions to concatenate strings and extract file extensions.

Regardless of the technology you work with, MapForce determines automatically the structure of your data, or gives you the option to supply a schema for your data, or generate it automatically from a sample instance file. MapForce Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level modules include step-by-step tutorials, evaluation exercises, and a chance to work with mapping files and functions that meet your needs. Map Multiple Sources to One Target. Documentation design can be customized for example, you can choose to include or exclude specific components from the documentation.

Learn on your own schedule with interactive modules that contain guided instruction, video-enhanced tutorials, quizzes, and resources for further study.