Create and Save Design
This topic explains how to create a new design, select a transformation language, validate and save your mapping.
To be able to carry out a transformation, you will need to create a new mapping design, which can be done in one of the following ways:
•Go to the File menu and click New. Then select Mapping and click OK.
•Click in the toolbar. Then select Mapping and click OK.
Select a transformation language
Depending on your MapForce edition, different transformation languages are available. For this tutorial, we have selected XSLT2. You can select this transformation language in one of the following ways:
•Click (XSLT2) in the toolbar.
•In the Output menu, click XSLT 2.0.
Validate and save the design
Validating a mapping is an optional step that enables you to see and correct potential mapping errors and warnings before you run the mapping. You can validate your mapping at any stage. To check whether the mapping is valid, do one of the following:
•In the File menu, click Validate Mapping.
•Click (Validate) in the toolbar.
The Messages window displays the validation results as follows:
To save the mapping, do one of the following:
•Click Save in the File menu.
•Click (Save) in the toolbar.
For your convenience, the mapping created in this tutorial is saved as Tut1_SchemaToSchema.mfd.