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  1. Preface
  2. Transformations
  3. Source transformation
  4. Target transformation
  5. Aggregator transformation
  6. Cleanse transformation
  7. Data Masking transformation
  8. Deduplicate transformation
  9. Expression transformation
  10. Filter transformation
  11. Hierarchy Builder transformation
  12. Hierarchy Parser transformation
  13. Hierarchy Processor transformation
  14. Input transformation
  15. Java transformation
  16. Java transformation API reference
  17. Joiner transformation
  18. Labeler transformation
  19. Lookup transformation
  20. Mapplet transformation
  21. Normalizer transformation
  22. Output transformation
  23. Parse transformation
  24. Python transformation
  25. Rank transformation
  26. Router transformation
  27. Rule Specification transformation
  28. Sequence Generator transformation
  29. Sorter transformation
  30. SQL transformation
  31. Structure Parser transformation
  32. Transaction Control transformation
  33. Union transformation
  34. Velocity transformation
  35. Verifier transformation
  36. Web Services transformation

Transformations

Transformations

Request messages

Request messages

Web service operations often include data that you do not want to use in your mapping. You can use the default request message for the operation or customize the request message to specify the data that you want to enter the data flow.
The request message is in XML format. To customize the request message, you can begin with a template that includes the necessary formatting for the message. The request message template shows the contents for the selected operation.
The Edit Request Message dialog box shows a request message template and the request message editor pane where you can revise the request message.
Copy and paste the template into the Request Message editor pane and then revise the message.
For example, if you want to include transactions occurring between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2016, you can enter the Effective_From and Effective_Through values in the request message, as shown in the following image:
The request message editor pane shows an example of a request message that was revised to include Effective_From and Effective_Through dates.
You can parameterize the request message using in-out parameters. For example, instead of using specific Effective_From and Effective_Through dates in the message, you can use $$Effective_From and $$Effective_Through parameters. You need to create the in-out parameters in the Parameters panel before you can use them in the request message.
For more information about in-out parameters, see the "Parameters" section in
Mappings
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Be sure you use well-formed XML formatting in the request message. You can validate the message to be sure that the XML matches the structure expected by operation.