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ITX has option to validation the input file against schema by using the Schema-validation Option on the input card. Same can be disabled by choosing Well-formed. This option is not available for output file that is generated by the map.
It would be really helpful for all the client maps that use industry standards, to be able to validation if the output file generated was with values in all the mandatory fields and satisfy the conditions. This feature is not present at the moment.
It would be really good as a product, if the tool throws a warning or error when no value is mapped to a mandatory field or when it is run, the input does not hold a value that is mapped to a mandatory output field.
How will this idea be used?
A Retail customer which uses say for example GS1 standard does translation from Json/xml to GS1 xml standard. There are many systems where there are limitations to add an additional validation map or external validation process. It will be much simpler if the map on itself is able to fail when the output generated is not valid per the schema that is invoked. This will help avoid invalid files from being sent to end customer or further processing and fail right in the middle-ware application.
|What is your industry?||Other|
|What is the idea priority?||Medium|
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