Working with MapForce Workshop

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2 days practical workshop for up to 12 people.
Only £790
This workshop is designed to help organisations to understand the capabilities and benefits of using the Altova MapForce product. The workshop is delivered through a combination of demonstrations and tutorials outlining how MapForce can be used to convert data to and from XML into XML, text, databases, spreadsheets, and other formats. The course also discusses how the generated code can best be used within the context of other applications.Most of the second day is spent looking at specific business requirements within your organisation, and how MapForce could be used to help address those requirements.


The workshop is a combination of demonstrations and tutorials and organisation specific problem solving.

Who it is for

The workshop is for technical people who wish to evaluate or use the MapForce product to aid with data transformations.

Training Course Prerequisites

  • A good understanding of XML technology
  • A good understanding of XSLT
  • Ideally, although not essential, a good understanding of one of either Java/C#/C++
  • A basic knowledge of databases


Chapter 1 Introduction to MapForce

  • Purpose of MapForce
  • Capabilities of MapForce
  • Typical MapForce usage Scenarios

Chapter 2 Mapping XML to XML

  • Mapping between XML Schemas
  • Using Functions
  • Working with multiple input and output files
  • Creating and using the generated stylesheets

Chapter 3 Transforming XML using XSLT and Java

  • Applying Stylesheets using Java Technology
  • Transformations from Java Web Applications

Chapter 4 Working with Databases

  • Mapping to and from Databases
  • Code generation for database access

Chapter 5 Java Applications and MapForce Code

  • Using the generated code
  • Customising the generated code
  • Using the generated code in an Eclipse Project

Chapter 6 Working with other file types

  • Working with Flat files
  • Working with Excel Spreadsheets