Altova MapForce 2009 Enterprise Edition is a graphical data mapping, conversion, and integration tool. Map any combo of XML, DB, flat file, EDI, Excel 2007, XBRL, or Web service, then convert data instantly or generate code for recurrent conversions.
Features: Altova MapForce 2009 provides any to any data mapping. It is able to do the necessary conversion and provide you the integration tool. The application is able to map combinations of XML, database, flat file, EDI, Excel 2007, XBRL and or web service etc. It can then transform data automatically and create the data integration code for conversion of data recurrently. To use this application, you just need to open the information sources. You then drop the data processing functions from the libraries. Then connect up the elements you need to associate. Once a data mapping is defined, you can instantly view and save the output. Additionally, with just a click of the mouse, you can choose between XSLT 1.0, XSLT 2.0, XQuery, Java, C++, or C# to automatically generate a turnkey application from your data mapping design.
Data integration and Web services applications can thus be implemented without writing any code. Generated code is royalty-free and can be freely distributed. Numerous functions such as filter, concatenate, sum, replace, etc. come standard. MapForce supports all major databases, including Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and others. It can support two way mapping between DB2 and XML too. EDI support is provided for the most prevalent standards: UN/EDIFACT, ANSI X12, and HL7. MapForce integrates with both Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse. You can use its advanced functionality from within these leading IDEs.
Overall: Useful mapping and conversion package. Easy to use.