Altova MapForce 2022 Basic Edition

Global Resource Setup Part 2

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The second part of the global resource setup consists in defining properties of a global resource in the Global Resource dialog box. The properties depend on the type of a global resource (see subsections below). You can access the Global Resource dialog box by clicking the Add button in the Manage Global Resources dialog box.

 

To find out more about setting up different types of global resources, see the following examples: XML Files as Global Resources, Folders as Global Resources.

 

Files

The file-specific properties are shown in the Global Resource dialog box below. The setup has three major parts: (i) the name of the file, (ii) the location of this file, and (iii) the list of configurations defined for this file alias.

MF_GlobalRes_Setup2_1

 

Folders

The folder-specific properties are shown in the Global Resource dialog box below. The setup has three major parts: (i) the name of the folder, (ii) the location of this folder, and (iii) the list of configurations defined for this folder alias.

MF_GlobalRes_Setup2_2

 

Global Resource dialog icons

 

_ic_add_gr_config

Add Configuration: Pops up the Add Configuration dialog in which you enter the name of the configuration to be added.

glob-copyic

Add Configuration as Copy: Pops up the Add Configuration dialog in which you can enter the name of the configuration to be created as a copy of the selected configuration.

ic_DeleteConfig

Delete: Deletes the selected configuration.

ic_SaveAsFilePath

Open: Browse for the file to be created as the global resource.

ic_OpenFolder

Open: Browse for the folder to be created as the global resource.

 

 

Global resource setup: General procedures

The broad procedure of creating and configuring global resources is described below:

 

1.Click the _ic_global_resource toolbar button (Manage Global Resource). Alternatively, go to the Tools menu and click Global Resources.

2.Click Add and select the resource type you wish to create (file, folder, database). The Global Resource dialog box will appear.

3.Enter a descriptive name in the Resource alias text box (e.g., InputFile).

4.Setting up the default configuration depends on the type of the global resource: (i) For a file or folder, browse for the file or folder to which this resource should point by default; (ii) for a database connection, click Choose Database and follow the Database Connection Wizard to connect to the database . This database connection will be used by default when you run the mapping.

5.If you need an additional configuration (e.g., an additional output folder), click the _ic_add_gr_config button in the Global Resource dialog box, enter the name of this configuration, and specify the path to this configuration.

6.Repeat the previous step for each additional configuration required.

 

Note:Database connections are supported as global resources only in MapForce Professional and Enterprise editions.

 

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