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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For example, if you have an XML instance file but no schema definition, MapForce can generate it for you, thus making the data inside the XML file available for mapping to other files or formats. This tutorial shows you how to read data from two XML files with different schema and merge it into a single target XML file. Likewise, when working with databases in Mapforcw 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.

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.

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On the other hand, MapForce includes rich and extensible function libraries which can assist you with virtually any kind of data manipulation. 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. Work with Multiple Target Schemas. This tutorial shows you how to read data from multiple XML instance files located in the same folder and write it to multiple XML files generated on the fly.


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

You will also learn how to change the name and instance files of each mapping component, and the concept of “duplicate inputs”. For example, in case of MapForce Professional or Enterprise, this makes it possible to merge data from two different databases into a single XML file. Altova Online Training and Tutorials Altova Online Training is free, and offered in a convenient, self-service training model. This tutorial shows you how to work with more complex mappings that produce two or more target outputs.


Mappings designed with MapForce enable you to conveniently convert and transform data from and to a variety of a,tova and other formats.

The MapForce Professional and Enterprise editions are additionally available as a bit application. You can also choose the encoding of the generated files for example, UTF You can regard these tutorials as a “crash course” of MapForce. 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. In fact, MapForce generates for you the program code which performs the actual data transformation or data mapping.

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

The technologies supported as mapping sources or targets are as follows. MapForce Professional and Enterprise edition can be installed as a plug-in of Visual Studio and Eclipse integrated development environments. Based on the MapForce edition, you can choose the preferred language for your data transformation as follows.

In MapForce, you design all mapping transformations mapfotce. This allows for easier access and management. Process and Generate Files Dynamically Mapforcr tutorial shows you how to read data from multiple XML instance files located in the same folder and write it to multiple XML files generated on the fly. 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.

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Data from legacy text files can be mapped and converted to other formats with MapForce FlexText. This way, you can design mappings and get access to MapForce functionality without leaving your preferred development environment.

When your data mapping design files become mapfofce many, you can organize them into mapping projects available in MapForce Professional and Enterprise edition. You can preview the result of all transformations, as well as the generated XSLT or XQuery code without leaving the graphical user interface.

Process and Generate Files Dynamically. 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 altovaa a simple string value from it at run-time.


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Sample data transformation between two XML files. These are known as “pass-through”, or mapfodce 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. Note that, as you design or preview mappings, MapForce validates the integrity of your schemas or transformations and displays any validation errors in a dedicated window, so that you can immediately review and address them. MapForce Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level modules include step-by-step tutorials, evaluation altov, and a chance to work with mapping files and functions that meet your needs.

Therefore, you can have scenarios such as “read data from multiple X files and write it to tutoriall single Y file”, or “read file X and generate multiple files Y”, and so on.

Learn XML Schema 1. In a very simple scenario, a mapping design created with MapForce could be resumed as “read data from the source X and write it to target Y”. When you prefer not to generate program code, you can just run the transformation using the MapForce built-in transformation language available in the MapForce Professional or Enterprise Editions. 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.

In MapForce, you can completely tutoriql 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:. 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. 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.