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Created by Guest
Created on Nov 14, 2022

More uses of resource vars

We have different engineers who all have a different way of storing general used parts of mappings (i.e. TypeTrees).

The possibility to use a resource var in the filename parts of input and output cards would help us drastically to maintain a central single version of typetrees and coordinate the location of test-input and storage of ouput.

We develop on windows and run on AIX.

On windows we have a mavenized directory tree but that doesn't exist on the AIX server so you always have to overrule in and outputs when testing on AIX.

Wrt to the typetrees : their exact locatrion might differ per developer; using a resource in front of the TT-name resolves that for everyone.

What is your industry? Retail
How will this idea be used?

As described in the details every dev. has a different setup of repositories.

With resources-functionality this would be solved just like with any other use of resources.

  • Guest
    Oct 16, 2023

    Pls. let me know what you'd like clarified.

    Basically the idea is to have a user-defined resource ie. TT_PATH that holds a different value depending on the server.

    So let's say the on the development machine for user A it's C:\Typetrees\ and for user B it's D:\GIT\Interfaces\Typetrees\

    And then on the actual server it's /opt/IBM/itx/Typetrees/

    Then one could use this environment var like this in the path of the card : %TT_PATH%MyTypeTree_v1.0.mtt and be sure that no matter what environment the same TT is always used and there's no need to have multiple copies.

    Or even have the resource contain the name of the definition as well.

    This also works for XSD and JSON files, having a central repository.

    Taking this principle further you could use that for input or output data as well.

    Basically it's expanding the use of resource-vars to more places than currently possible.

    It would also be a great help if it could be used within any rule in the mapping (now it's restricted to a couple of adapter-commands).

    The resources have a great potential to make a mapping much more dynamic between different environments.

  • Guest
    Oct 12, 2023

    Additional (2nd) message send to initiator seeking clarification for discussion.