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Altova MapForce 2020 Enterprise Edition

When a connection is "target-driven" (or "standard"), the sequence of child nodes in the mapping output is determined by the sequence of nodes in the target schema. This connection type is suitable for most mapping scenarios and is the default connection type used in MapForce.


On a mapping, target-driven connections are shown with a solid line.


Target-driven connections might not be suitable when you want to map XML nodes that contain mixed context (character data as well as child elements), for example:


<p>This is our <i>best-selling</i> product.</p>


With mixed content, it is likely that you want to preserve the sequence of items as they appear in the source file, in which case a source-driven connection is recommended (see Source-driven connections ).

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