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The MapForce tutorials are intended to help you understand and use the basic data transformation capabilities of MapForce in a short amount of time. You can regard these tutorials as a "crash course" of MapForce. While the goal is not to illustrate completely all MapForce features, you will be guided through the MapForce basics step-by-step, so it is recommended that you follow the tutorials sequentially. It is important that you understand each concept before moving on to the next one, as the tutorials gradually grow in complexity. Basic knowledge of XML and XML schema will be advantageous.

 

Convert XML to New Schema

This tutorial shows you how to convert data from an XML structure to another using the XSLT 2.0 language, without writing any code. You will also learn about MapForce sequences and items, creating mapping connections, using a function, validating and previewing a mapping, as well as saving the resulting output to the disk.

 

Map Multiple Sources to One Target

This tutorial shows you how to read data from two XML files with different schema and merge it into a single target XML file. You will also learn how to change the name and instance files of each mapping component, and the concept of "duplicate inputs".

 

Work with Multiple Target Schemas

This tutorial shows you how to work with more complex mappings that produce two or more target outputs. More specifically, you will learn how to generate, in the same mapping, an XML file that stores a list of book records, and another XML file that contains only a subset of the books in the first file, filtered by a specific publication year. To support filtering data, you will use a Filter component, a function and a numeric constant.

 

Process and Generate Files Dynamically

This tutorial shows you how to read data from multiple XML instance files located in the same folder and write it to multiple XML files generated on the fly. You will also learn about stripping the XML and schema declarations and using functions to concatenate strings and extract file extensions.


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