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Altova MapForce 2022 Basic Edition

You can change the document-specific settings of the currently active mapping design file in the Mapping Settings dialog box. This information is stored in the *.mfd file. To open the Mapping Settings dialog box, click Mapping Settings in the File menu (see screenshot below).



The available settings are described in the subtopics below.

Application name

Application name defines the prefix of the generated XSLT file.

Make paths absolute in generated code

This check box affects all paths in mapping components, except paths to external library files (e.g., XSLT libraries). The check box defines whether the file paths should be relative or absolute in the generated program code. For more information, see Paths in Various Execution Environments.

Reference libraries with paths relative to the generated XSLT/XQuery files

This check box is applicable when the mapping language is either XQuery (available in MapForce Professional and Enterprise editions) or XSLT. This option is typically useful if your mapping references an XSLT or XQuery library, and you plan to generate XSLT or XQuery files from the mapping. Select this check box if you want the library paths to be relative to the directory of the generated XSLT or XQuery code. If the check box is not selected, the library paths will be absolute in the generated XSLT or XQuery code. See also Library paths in generated code.

Ensure Windows path convention for file path

This check box is applicable when the mapping language is XQuery (available in MapForce Professional and Enterprise editions), XSLT 2.0 or XSLT 3.0. The check box makes sure that Windows path conventions are followed. When you output XSLT 2.0, XSLT 3.0 or XQuery, the currently processed file name is internally retrieved using the document-uri function, which returns a path in the file://URI format for local files. When this check box is selected, a file://URI path specification is automatically converted to a complete Windows file path (e.g., C:\...) to simplify further processing.

XML Schema Version

This option allows you to define the XML schema version used in the mapping file. You can define if you always want to load the schemas conforming to version 1.0 or 1.1. Note that not all version 1.1 specific features are currently supported. If the xs:schema vc:minVersion="1.1" declaration is present, version 1.1 will be used; if not, version 1.0 will be used.


If the XSD document has no vc:minVersion attribute or the value of the vc:minVersion attribute is other than 1.0 or 1.1, XSD 1.0 will be the default mode. Do not confuse the vc:minVersion attribute with the xsd:version attribute. The first attribute has the XSD version number, while the second attribute has the document version number. Changing this setting in an existing mapping causes the reloading of all schemas of the selected XML schema version and might also change its validity.


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