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Topic: flowforce server 2021 - NO LOGS
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 11:50:21 AM
In case it helps -- I have encountered this issue only in Internet Explorer. What browser are you using?
Topic: Add retry in error handler
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:47:51 AM
Well, I'm using this to sleep a job (on Windows):

ping 127.0.0.1 -n 60 > nul

where 60 is the number of pings.
Topic: Add retry in error handler
Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:40:26 PM
Hi

1. In the job configuration page, click new Error/Success handling step.
2. In the " Execute with error/success handling..." section, there is a text box. Enter the number of retries in this text box.
3. Click the "+" button under the "Execute with error/success handling..." section and add the actual execution step that is to be retried in case of an error.
Topic: C# generated code input string instead of file
Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 2:39:09 PM
After generating C# code, look for the Main() method in the generated code. It contains comments that list all data types that you can use as arguments to the run() method, including string. So yes, you can pass a string instead of XML this way. You might also want to check the documentation.

If you don't want to tweak the generated code, you could design your mapping so that it parses a string supplied as parameter to XML; however, in this case you would need to change the mapping execution language to Built-In instead of C# and run it with MapForce Server.
Topic: Development of a Web Service for XML transformation
Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2018 4:51:59 PM
What you've described should be possible with the following tools (but you will need more than one "simple service" to achieve the goal):

- MapForce
- MapForce Server
- FlowForce Server

Here is my idea about the high-level configuration required:

A)
1. Create a MapForce mapping that calls Web service A and returns your XML file let's call it "a.xml". For more info, see http://manual.altova.com/Mapforce/mapforceenterprise/mffcalling_webservices.htm
2. Deploy the mapping to FlowForce Server and turn it into a job. For more info, see http://manual.altova.com/Mapforce/mapforceenterprise/mff_automate_deploy_to_flowforce.htm
3. In FlowForce, essentially, you can configure the job to fire either on demand or as a scheduled task. In either case, whenever the job is triggered, the Web service is called and your "a.xml" file is saved to some directory. For more info, see http://manual.altova.com/FlowForceServer/FlowForceServerAdvanced/fs_triggers.htm

B)
1. Create another mapping which takes "a.xml" as input and converts it into "b.xml" and "c.xml".
2. Deploy the mapping to FlowForce Server and turn it into a job.
3. In FlowForce, configure your job so that whenever "a.xml" is added to the directory, the mapping transformation should take place. As a result, you should end up with "b.xml" and "c.xml" in the same, or another directory. For a directory polling job example, see http://manual.altova.com/FlowForceServer/FlowForceServerAdvanced/fs_example_directory_polling.htm

C)
1. Create a mapping that takes "b.xml" and "c.xml" as input and calls Web Service B. I assume the Web service takes both files as parameters??
2. Once the mapping works and is tested, deploy it to FlowForce Server.
3. In FlowForce, configure your job to check for the existence of "b.xml" and "c.xml", see http://manual.altova.com/FlowForceServer/FlowForceServerAdvanced/fs_exp_path_example.htm. If both exist, fire the job (that is, send them to the Web service).

D) Repeat C) for Service C.
Topic: Mapforce Server - command line option
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 4:32:42 PM
Here is an example (scroll down towards the end of the page)

http://manual.altova.com/Mapforce/mapforceenterprise/mff_in_example.htm
Topic: Component Diagram – Adding Custom Image
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:54:10 AM
You can do this by adding a profile with a stereotype that points to the graphic. See the link below for instructions--it illustrates how to a custom icon for a Deployment diagram but the same steps apply for Component diagram as well.

http://manual.altova.com/UModel/umodelenterprise/umstereotype_icons_-_adding_to_c.htm
Topic: convert result to string
Posted: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 8:12:32 AM
Concerning how to convert the output to string, use

Code:
content(stdout(output))


where "output" is whatever you entered in "Assign this step's result" field. Examples:

http://manual.altova.com/FlowForceServer/FlowForceServer/fs_exp_call_functions.htm
http://manual.altova.com/FlowForceServer/FlowForceServer/fs_handling_data_types_in_steps.htm
http://manual.altova.com/FlowForceServer/FlowForceServer/fs_mapforce_stylevision_access_result.htm
Topic: XMLSpy 2017r3 broken HelpFile
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 3:24:29 PM
Hi,

There was a known issue with this specific file only; it will be solved by the upcoming software update. Thank you for reporting this!

Note that the same content is also available (as HTML and PDF) at the Altova documentation page https://www.altova.com/documentation.html
Topic: visual studio 2015 support
Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:38:02 AM
In completion to what island said, I find the mapping debugger to be a useful tool in understanding what the mapping does.

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