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Creating data transformations using PF Mapper

This two day course will cover the preparation of transformation maps within the PathFinder Mapper product. Customers who already have a working knowledge of EDI and Data structures will get the most benefit from the course.

The course aims to equip attendees with the knowledge required to create, edit and test maps and templates using PathFinder Mapper. 

The PathFinder Mapper training course includes:

  • PathFinder translator components
  • Brief review of file syntaxes (flat, delimited, XML) (If further information is required in this area, please see our course on EDI and data structures)
  • What is a map?
  • Templates (creation, editing, properties, importing/exporting)
  • Creating a map
  • Map documentation and version control
  • Simple mapping instructions (1-to-1, constants)
  • Finding, editing, and deleting mapping instructions
  • Local (Unit) testing of a map
  • Conditions in mapping instructions
  • Use of variables and system functions in mapping
  • Use of local and global lookup lists in mapping
  • Macros
  • Envelope mapping and OCL record in mapping
  • Exchanging maps with the PathFinder Server
  • Full testing of maps on PathFinder Server
  • Practical exercises in stages

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As market leaders in our sector, we have been working with industry experts Orion Consulting for over 10 years. They have helped us to maximise our efficiency through the use of their Pathfinder solution to enable flexible, accurate and reliable data integration with our customers. This has helped ensure we delivered outstanding service and, in turn, delighted our customers.

Fowler Welch’s success is built on long-term, value-adding relationships with both our customers and suppliers, and Orion are a great example of that.

Matthew Downes, IT Director, Fowler Welch