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Altova MapForce 2022 Basic Edition

The Messages window (see screenshot below) shows messages, errors, and warnings when you preview or validate a mapping. The results of a mapping execution or validation operation is displayed in the Messages window with one of the following status icons: valid_ok (success), validate_wf (warnings), or validate_bad (the operation has failed). To highlight a component or structure which triggered the information, warning, or error message in the mapping area, click the underlined text in the Messages window.

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The Messages window may additionally display the following message types: information messages, warnings, and errors.

 

Icon

Description

_ic_validator_info

Indicates an information message. Information messages do not stop the mapping execution.

_ic_validator_warning

Indicates a warning message. Warnings do not stop the mapping execution. They may be generated, for example, when you do not create connections to some mandatory input connectors. In such cases, the output will still be generated for those components in which valid connections exist.

_ic_validator_error

Indicates an error message. When an error occurs, the mapping execution fails, and no output is generated. The preview of the XSLT or XQuery code is not possible.

 

Other buttons in the Messages window enable you to take the following actions:

 

Icon

Description

_ic_msg_filter

Filter messages by severity: information messages, errors, and warnings. Select Check All to include all severity levels (this is the default behavior). Select Uncheck All to remove all severity levels from the filter. In this case, only the general execution or validation status message is displayed.

_ic_msg_next

Jump to the next line.

_ic_msg_prev

Jump to the previous line.

_ic_msg_clipboard

Copy the selected line to the clipboard.

_ic_msg_clipboard_children

Copy the selected line to the clipboard, including any lines nested under it.

_ic_msg_clipboard_all

Copy the full contents of the Messages window to the clipboard.

_ic_msg_find

Find a specific text in the Messages window. Optionally, to find only words, select Match whole word only. To find text while preserving the upper or lower case, select Match case.

_ic_msg_find_next

Find a specific text starting from the currently selected line up to the end.

_ic_msg_find_prev

Find a specific text starting from the currently selected line up to the beginning.

_ic_msg_clear

Clear the Messages window.

 

When you work with multiple mapping files simultaneously, you might want to display information, warning, or error messages in individual tabs for each mapping. In this case, click the numbered tabs available on the left side of the Messages window before executing or validating the mapping.

 

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