XML Map Connector Overview

Version 21.0.8126


XML Map Connector Overview

Version 21.0.8126


The XML Map Connector provides a visual designer-driven way to transform XML data from one structure to another. XML is the primary format that ArcESB uses to retrieve and manipulate data. Files are often converted to XML when they enter the Arc flow, and they are generated from XML when they leave the XML flow. Transforming between XML structures is therefore critical to many use cases.

The XML Map connector provides a flexible and intuitive interface for transforming XML structures. First, a source template file (a file containing the XML structure for all input documents) and a destination template file (a file containing the XML structure that should be output by the connector) should be uploaded to the connector. Please see Generating Template Files for details.

After source and destination template files have been uploaded, the Mapping designer will be populated with the source and destination XML structure. Then, elements from the source can be dragged-and-dropped onto elements in the destination to establish the mapping relationship. Please see Using the Designer for details.

Advanced mapping features like formatters, conditionals, and custom scripting are also available within the XML Map Connector.

The How-To Guides section of the documentation includes several guides for EDI mapping flows. These guides cover more than just the use of the XML Map Connector, but can be used as additional examples if necessary.