Caught on Tape: Bi-Directional EDI to XML Mapping!

New Online Videos Show How to Use Stylus Studio to Simplify Legacy Integration

BEDFORD, MA -- 09/06/2005 -- Stylus Studio (, the industry-leading provider of XML development tools for advanced data integration, today announced the release of a new educational video for the XML community. The new video demonstrates how to set up bi-directional data mapping using Stylus Studio URL adapters to get any legacy data format, for example, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), into XML, then how to propagate changes made to the XML file back to the original EDI source file. "Bi-directional EDI to XML Mapping Using Stylus Studio Adapters" is the third installment of the Convert to XML series, which covers data conversion topics involving flat files and other legacy data formats. The new video is free and can be viewed online today.

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Stylus Studio is committed to providing free EDI educational materials in addition to its innovative and productive XML tools to give developers in the XML community the edge they need to be successful in their everyday work. The combination of the Stylus Studio XML IDE and our growing library of free XML resources, tutorials, whitepapers, video demonstrations, and expert opinions can greatly simplify advanced XML development challenges. The new bi-directional EDI conversion video covers the following topics, including how to:

  • Use Stylus Studio's Adapter URL technologies to convert EDI to XML and back again.
  • Convert an EDI data model to XML Schema with the EDIFACT to XML Schema wizard.
  • Customize the way EDI segments are converted to XML in Stylus Studio.
  • Convert the EDI 96A Message Type to an XML document.
  • Use the Stylus Studio XSLT Mapper to get the converted XML into a more formal XML standard.
  • Use the EDIFACT to XML Schema wizard to generate an XML Schema based on the EDI 96A Message Schema.
  • Configure the EDIFACT to XML Schema Wizard.
  • Browse a converted EDIFACT data model in the XML Schema Editor.
  • Validating a converted EDI document against an XML Schema.
  • Use Stylus Studio's adapter URL to write back changes made to the XML into its original EDI format (round-trip conversion).
  • Customize the display options in the XSLT mapper.
You'll also find an overview of the built-in XML Converters for working with hundreds of different EDI formats.

About Stylus Studio

Stylus Studio®, a product from DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, is the industry's most innovative XML IDE, providing advanced support for XML and its related technologies: XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, DTD, SOAP, WSDL, SQL/XML, XML mapping and XQuery. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. Visit the Stylus Studio Web site to learn more.

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is focused on standards-based data connectivity, enabling software developers to quickly develop and deploy business applications across all major databases and platforms. DataDirect Technologies offers the most comprehensive, proven line of data connectivity components available anywhere. Developers worldwide at more than 250 leading independent software vendors and thousands of corporate IT departments rely on DataDirect® products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™ and ADO.NET. Developers also depend on DataDirect to radically simplify complex data integration projects using XML products based on the emerging XQuery and XQJ standards. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, a US$300+ million global software industry leader. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., you can visit DataDirect Technologies on the Web, or you can call +1-800-876-3101.

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