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Component

In MapForce, the term "component" is what represents visually the structure (schema) of your data, or how data is to be transformed (functions). Components are the central building pieces of any mapping. On the mapping area, components appear as rectangles. The following are examples of MapForce components:

 

Constants
Databases
Filters
Conditions
Flat files (CSV, fixed-length, and other text files)
Function components
EDI documents (UN/EDIFACT, ANSI X12, HL7)
Excel 2007+ files
Simple input components
Simple output components
Variables
XBRL documents
XML Schemas and DTDs

 

Connection

A connection is a line that you can draw between two connectors. By drawing connections, you instruct MapForce to transform data in a specific way (for example, read data from an XML document and write it to another XML document).

 

Connector

A connector is a small triangle displayed on the left or right side of a component. The connectors displayed on the left of a component provide data entry points to that component. The connectors displayed on the right of a component provide data exit points from that component.


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