Transformations can be run inside MapForce using built-in XSLT/XQuery engines. MapForce can also be used in tandem with other Altova products (see below).
If XMLSpy is installed on the same machine, you can conveniently open and edit any supported file types by opening XMLSpy directly from the relevant MapForce contexts. For example, the menu command Component | Edit Schema Definition in XMLSpy is available when you click an XML component.
You can choose to run the generated XSLT code directly in MapForce and preview the data transformation result immediately. When you need increased performance, you can process the mapping using RaptorXML Server, an ultra-fast XML transformation engine.
MapForce Server (Enterprise and Professional editions)
You can automate MapForce tasks with the help of Altova MapForce Server, which can be installed on Windows, Linux, and macOS systems. MapForce Server enables you to run the transformations specified in a mapping, not only from the command line of the respective OS but also through API calls (.NET, COM, Java).
You can also automate MapForce tasks with the help of Altova FlowForce Server, which can be installed on Windows, Linux, and macOS systems. FlowForce Server enables you to carry out MapForce Server tasks according to a schedule.
With the help of StyleVision, you can design or reuse existing StyleVision Power Stylesheets and preview the result of the mapping transformations as HTML, RTF, PDF or Word 2007+ documents.
MapForce Professional and Enterprise editions can be installed as a plug-in of Visual Studio and Eclipse integrated development environments. This way, you can design mappings and get access to the MapForce functionality without leaving your preferred development environment.
For more information about automating tasks, see Automating MapForce Tasks with Altova Products. To find out more about using MapForce as a plug-in, see Plug-in for Visual Studio and Plug-in for Eclipse.