The XML Mapper is a multi-part process that allows clients to design data imports and exports, from simple to complex, using java scripting and XML “map” files. The required components are described below.
- Import/Export Tasks – The XML import/export tasks contain the code that performs the import/export process. The tasks are executed by the Scheduler component of Suite Manager. Two types of tasks may be used:
- scheduled import
- scheduled export
Mitratech provides import and export tasks that can be configured to run on a scheduled basis using the Scheduler component of Suite Manager. Triggered scripts may be created and customized in order to define the trigger events on which the import or export will be performed. These scripts are executed by the Rules Manager.
- XML Map – The import/export script reads from a corresponding encrypted XML map file that defines the data and data format for importing and exporting. The XML map file is customized to the specific requirements of each client.
- Import/Export Files – The import/export files are either the source of data being imported or the generated output format of data being exported. Besides importing/exporting using XML files, XML Mapper also can import text files by using a process to convert the files to XML. In addition, XML Mapper can use a stylesheet to convert the XML export files to text files, such as Microsoft Excel CSV (comma-separated variable) files, HTML (HyperText Markup Language), or TXT files.