Altova MapForce 2023 Professional Edition

Creating a Default Input Value

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After you add an Input component to the mapping area, notice the default item to the left of the component.

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Simple input component

The default item enables you to connect an optional default value to this input component, as follows:

 

1.Add a constant component (on the Insert menu, click Constant), and then connect it to the default item of the input component.

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2.Double-click the input component and clear the Input is required check box. When you create a default input value, this setting is not meaningful and causes mapping validation warnings.

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3.Click OK.

 

Note:If you click the Specify value check box and enter a value in the adjacent box, the entered value takes precedence over the default value when you preview the mapping (that is, at design-time execution). However, the design-time value has no effect in the generated XSLT, XQuery, or program code, in execution by MapForce Server, or deployment to FlowForce Server.

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