In MapForce, you can use the following categories of functions to transform data according to your needs:
•MapForce built-in functions — these functions are predefined in MapForce and you can use them in your mappings to perform a wide range of processing tasks that involve strings, numbers, dates, and other types of data. You can also use them to perform grouping, aggregation, auto-numbering, and various other tasks. For reference to all available built-in functions, see Function Library Reference.
•User-defined functions (UDFs) — these are MapForce functions that you can create yourself, using as basis the native component kinds and built-in functions already available in MapForce, see User-Defined Functions.
•Custom functions — these are functions that you can import from external sources such as XSLT libraries and adapt to MapForce. Note that, in order to be reusable in MapForce, your custom functions must return data of simple type (such as string or integer) and they must also take parameters of simple type. For more information, see Importing Custom XSLT Functions
Use the following roadmap for quick access to specific tasks related to functions:
I want to...
Read this topic...
Add MapForce functions or constants to the mapping
Create my own functions in MapForce for later use in the same mapping, or in other mappings
Import custom XSLT functions into MapForce