Working with MapForce Workshop

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2 days practical workshop for up to 12 people.

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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 JSON, XML, text, databases, spreadsheets, and other custom text 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 basic understanding of the concepts of data transformation


Chapter 1 Introduction to MapForce

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

Chapter 2 Mapping Fundamentals

  • Mapping between Data Structures
  • Using Functions
  • Working with multiple input and output files
  • Creating and using the generated outputs

Chapter 3 Functions

  • Built in Mapforce Functions
  • Creating custom functions
  • Building function libraries
  • Inline functions

Chapter 4 Mapping XML and JSON

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

Chapter 5 Mapping Excel Spreadsheets

  • Transforming to and from a Spreadsheet
  • Handling rows and data types

Chapter 6 Working with Databases

  • Mapping to and from Databases
  • Code generation for database access
  • Handling primary keys
  • Mapping to custom SQL queries

Chapter 7 Working with other Text File Types

  • Working with Flat files
  • Using FlexText to create custom types

Chapter 8 MapForce Code

  • Using the generated code
  • Customising the generated code
  • Using the generated code in an Eclipse Project or Visual Studio Project