Rational Application Developer 8.5 Information Center does not contain information about the replacement of the Common Component Layer with the Graphical Data Mapper (GDM)

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Question

Where is the information about the replacement of the Common Component Layer with the Graphical Data Mapper (GDM) for IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5?

Cause

The IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.5 Information Center does not contain information about the replacement of the Common Component Layer with the Graphical Data Mapper (GDM). The IBM Graphical Data Mapper is an internal component shipped by multiple IBM products. The GDM is part of the XML tools provided with the IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.

Answer

The new Graphical Data Mapper provides the following features:

  • Powerful graphical mapping capability.
  • Support for built-in XPath 1.0 and 2.0 constructs.
  • Support for XSLT 1, XSLT 2, and XQuery standards.
  • Ability to map to and from database mapping sources.
  • Support for auto-mapping of similar fields.
  • Support for quick search of data structures and mappings.
  • Support for reusable submaps and local maps.
  • Smart data-type conversions and direct casting.
  • Support for "if/elseif/else" conditions.
  • Support for Nillable and Empty elements.
  • Interoperability with user-defined Java transformation code.

Related information

Updates to Rational Application Developer
WebSphere Information Center

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Document information


More support for:

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
Documentation

Software version:

8.5, 8.5.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1627068

Modified date:

2013-02-28

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