Oakland Data Transformer - XML

XML documents are fully supported by the mapper.

XML Schema (XSD) can be imported, either with a single file or a directory of XSD files. Extensive support for namespaces and namespace prefixes is provided to help organize the created structures. Importing hundreds of XSD files in a single import is quick and easy.

Advanced mapping features support recursive mapping, mixed content, and mapping the XML Any type.

Editing XML Structures

In this example, the use of "non-visible" elements (they are greyed out) combined with inheritance provides a simple way to represent the grouping required by XML schema.

Also note the link on the right to both the inherited structure (this will open an editor tab) and for the namespace container.

XML Attributes are handled just like any other element in the structure editor, and they can easily be mapped to XML Elements and vice-versa.

Also node the values (COPY, ORIGINAL) are shown as elements. This can be used for validation. The mechanism for values is the same for XML and EDI code values (and can be used with any other representation like flat files).


Namespace Support

Namespaces are supported using a namespace container which maps prefixes to the namespace URN. You can also identify a directory corresponding to the namespace to better organize the created structures. This is used for the GS1 Viewer for example.

The import facility reads all of the XSD files together so that it can make the best determination of the namespace prefixes to use.

The namespace prefixes can be changed at any time in one place (the namespace container) and will be reflected in the structure and map editors and the actual mapped documents.


When importing XSD you get many options for creation of directories to hold the structures.