Changing the MapForce Options

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Changing the MapForce Options

You can change the general and other preferences in MapForce as follows:

 

On the Tools menu, click Options.

 

The available options are grouped as shown below.

 

Libraries

From this page, you can add or delete custom function libraries to MapForce. For more information, see Importing Custom XSLT 1.0 or 2.0 Functions, Importing Custom XQuery 1.0 Functions, Importing Custom Java and .NET Libraries.

 

General

The settings available in this page are as follows:

 

Show logo | Show on start

Shows or hides an image (splash screen) while MapForce starts.

Show gradient background

Enables or disables the gradient background in the Mapping pane.

Limit annotation display to N lines

This option applies to components which support annotations (for example, XML schema, EDI). If the annotation text contains multiple lines, then enabling this option shows only the first N lines on the component, where N is the value you specify. This setting also applies to SELECT statements visible in a component.

Encoding name

Sets the default character encoding for new components. This setting can also be changed individually for each component, see Changing the Component Settings.

Use execution timeout

Sets an execution timeout when previewing the mapping result in the Output pane.

Generate output to temporary files

When this option is set, the output generated when you preview the mapping result will be written to temporary files (this is the default option). If the output file path contains folders that do not exist yet, MapForce will create these folders.

 

Warning: If you intend to deploy the mapping to a server for execution, any directories in the path must exist on the server; otherwise, an execution error will occur. See also Preparing Mappings for Server Execution.

Write directly to final output files

When this option is set, the output generated when you preview the mapping result will be written to actual files. If the output file path contains folders that do not exist yet, then a mapping error occurs.

 

Warning: This option overwrites any existing output files without requesting further confirmation.

Display text in steps of N million characters

Specifies the maximum size of the text displayed in the Output pane when you preview mappings that generate large XML and text files. If the output text exceeds this value, you will need click a Load more button to load the next chunk. For more information, see Previewing the Output.

 

Editing

The settings available in this page are as follows:

 

Align components on mouse dragging

Specify whether components or functions should be aligned with other components, while you drag them with the mouse, see Aligning Components.

Smart component deletion

When enabled, this option "remembers" connections of deleted components, see Keeping Connections After Deleting Components.

 

Messages

From this page, you can re-enable message notifications that were previously disabled using the "Do not show this message again" option.

 

Generation

From this page, you can define settings applicable when you generate program code and MapForce Server Execution files. For more information, see Code Generator Options and Compiling Mappings to MapForce Server Execution Files, respectively.

 

Database

From this page, you can define settings applicable when querying databases in the DB Query tab (see Database Query Settings).

 

Network proxy

See Network Proxy Settings.


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