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diamondiona
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:14 pm Post subject: DataPower Development Reply with quote

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Hello,

I'm new to DataPower development and trying to figure out the best practice.
My questions are:

1. should I use tools such as xsltgen to generate xslt code then upload it to DataPower for test?
2. what's the best practice to test and debug my xslt code? do I need to upload it for test whenever I changed something?
3. how to transform xml to copybook using xslt?
4. I have another option is using WTX for message transformation. Compare with xslt, what's the advantage and disadvantage? Is it slower than xslt?
5. are there any good material for Datapower development with examples? Even, I couldn't find this training on IBM website.

Thanks everyone!
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fjb_saper
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:39 am Post subject: Re: DataPower Development Reply with quote

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diamondiona wrote:
Hello,

I'm new to DataPower development and trying to figure out the best practice.
My questions are:

1. should I use tools such as xsltgen to generate xslt code then upload it to DataPower for test?

Sure, but it will not be able to use any datapower specific XSLT extensions unless you edit it. And it will need to conform to your current datapower XSLT support level.
diamondiona wrote:
2. what's the best practice to test and debug my xslt code? do I need to upload it for test whenever I changed something?

Do your tests in a test domain, then graduate/move your code to the live domains.
diamondiona wrote:
3. how to transform xml to copybook using xslt?

Don't do that. There are other more appropriate tools for that like DFDL or WTX
diamondiona wrote:
4. I have another option is using WTX for message transformation. Compare with xslt, what's the advantage and disadvantage? Is it slower than xslt?

Depends entirely on what you are doing. Within DataPower xslt is probably the fastest for XML to XML transformations. When other formats come into play look at the most appropriate tool for the format. Think ease of maintenance...
diamondiona wrote:
5. are there any good material for Datapower development with examples? Even, I couldn't find this training on IBM website.

Thanks everyone!

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diamondiona
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:04 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do your tests in a test domain, then graduate/move your code to the live domains.

I guess what you mean is to enable Interoperability Test Service in default domain and validate implementation using test client. Correct?


Don't do that. There are other more appropriate tools for that like DFDL or WTX
Are there good reason not to do that? I think it is possible for DataPower to do this, but I don't know how. By the way, we have either WTX or MessageBroker.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:16 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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diamondiona wrote:
Are there good reason not to do that? I think it is possible for DataPower to do this, but I don't know how. By the way, we have either WTX or MessageBroker.


It's possible for DataPower to do anything, but it's reliance on XSLT makes converting XML to a COBOL layout cumbersome.

Both WTX and MessageBroker/IIB have built in tooling to perform such a conversion so it's much easier to develop, much easier to maintain and more perfomant in those tools than in DP.
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