DataDirect XML Converters™
Bi-directional, streaming conversion for EDI and Legacy Data to/from XML
DataDirect XML Converters™ are high-performance Java™ and .NET components that provide bi-directional, programmatic access to virtually any non-XML file including EDI, flat files, and other legacy formats. DataDirect XML Converters allow developers to seamlessly stream any non-XML data as XML to industry leading XML processing components or to any application. They support StAX, SAX, XmlReader, XmlWriter, DOM and I/O streaming interfaces, and can be embedded directly for transformation purposes, or as part of a chain of programs including XSLT and XQuery, or even inside XML pipelines. DataDirect XML Converters maximize developer productivity and provide a fast, scalable solution for converting between EDI and other legacy formats and XML.
Improve Productivity – Easily Transform EDI and Flat Files to XML
Today’s Web services, Web sites, and data integration needs are based on XML. Enterprises are dealing with myriad legacy EDI and flat file types, often requiring intense manual coding to convert to XML. DataDirect XML Converters automatically transform thousands of EDI and Flat File formats to XML and back – with no development required – they maximize developer productivity and provide a fast, scalable solution.
DataDirect XML Converters offer a productive, scalable and easily embeddable data conversion solution which leverages your existing Java or .NET applications and/or industry leading XML processing components. Overall, you'll find that this approach is far more cost-effective then alternative approaches
DataDirect XML Converters supports the following standards: flat-files, EDIFACT, HL7, IATA (PADIS), X12, EANCOM, SEF, Edig@s and HIPAA. This allows customers to use the latest versions of these standards and seamlessly interoperate with their trading partners, who may be using different versions of the standards.
Standard Exchange Format (SEF) Support
DataDirect XML Converters supports the EDI Standard Exchange Format (SEF), an "open" standard that allows you to describe proprietary EDI message types. You can create a SEF extension file, which contains the definitions of your enterprise's custom EDI message, and then use that file with DataDirect XML Converters when converting your EDI files to XML, and vice versa.
XML Schema Support
In many cases, users need to know what XML Schema is output (or required as input) by a converter; DataDirect XML Converters provide an API for dynamically fetching the XML Schema corresponding to a conversion.
Document Streaming for Performance and Scalability
DataDirect XML Converters use streaming XML technology. This design allows the easy manipulation of large documents through a streaming architecture design. They leverage the SAX, StAX, XmlReader and XmlWriter streaming XML APIs.
DataDirect XML Converters are easily embeddable into Java and .NET applications, or your XML processing component. They require no other product or application server, and have no server of their own.
XML Tools for DataDirect XML Converter Development
Supported formats are enabled out-of-the-box with no development and custom formats can be address with Stylus Studio®, an award-winning XML IDE with advanced XQuery development support including integration with DataDirect XQuery. Stylus Studio allows for the creation of custom mappings to file formats not currently supported. Stylus Studio is available for Windows 2000 SP2, Windows XP or Windows Vista. Visit the Stylus Studio Web site for more information: www.stylusstudio.com.
The DataDirect XML Converters are packaged separately based on data source support, or in a bundle giving you access to all supported file types and Stylus Studio Enterprise Edition.
Data Source Support
Suports both .NET 2.0 or higher and any Java-enablled platform that supports J2SE 1.4.x or higher.
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