Data Integration Tools: Using the Stylus Studio XML Pipeline to Visually Integrate and Publish Data

Using the Stylus Studio XML Pipeline to Visually Integrate and Publish Data is the second in a series of online tutorials covering in detail advanced features and use cases of the XML Pipeline, the world's leading data integration tool. See for yourself how easy it is to build an XML Pipeline that converts text and EDI to XML and then uses XSLT and XQuery to create PDF and HTML reports.

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The World's Most Powerful Data Integration Tools

With an intuitive visual editor, the ability to use non-XML data sources, high performance Java data integration components, integrated cross-language debugging, Java code generation and just so many other data integration tools — see how Stylus Studio's XML Pipeline editor is easy and powerful way to link multiple XML transformation, validation and processing operations in a single ETL, EAI, or EII data integration application.

Watch the entire XML Pipeline tutorial series!

  1. Running XSLT, XQuery and XML Schema Together Using XML Pipeline
  2. Using the Stylus Studio XML Pipeline to Visually Integrate and Publish Data
  • An overview of top-down and bottom-up XML Pipeline design in Stylus Studio
  • Using the XML operations toolbox as placeholders for different XML processing tasks in your XML applications
  • Understanding data source, flow control, and transformation operations
  • Building an XML pipeline using your existing XSLT, XML Schema or XQuery documents
  • Browsing an XQuery application that extracts data from an EDIFACT request and a text file that are converted to XML on the fly using Stylus Studio XML Data Integration components.
  • Specifying the use of different XML processing components in your XML pipeline including XML validation engines, XML parsers, XSLT processors, and XQuery processors.
  • Piping the output of an XQuery application to an XML file
  • Saving and executing an XML pipeline
  • Using the output generated by the XQuery along with Stylus Studio's XML Publishing tools to create an XML report which will generate the XSLT 1.0, XSLT 2.0 or XQuery code used to generate either an HTML+CSS or XSL:FO output format.
  • Applying the generated XSL stylesheet to the XQuery output in the XML Pipeline
  • Testing an XML Pipeline in Stylus Studio, including inspecting the XML Pipeline's execution log and any error messages or warnings displayed to the output window.
  • Browsing HTML+CSS output files in the XML Pipeline output preview windows
  • Employing XQuery in the XML Pipeline to create an XSL:FO stylesheet to render XML to PDF using the RenderX XEP XSL:FO processor
  • Using a single output node as an input to multiple input nodes in the XML Pipeline
  • Browsing PDF output files in the XML Pipeline output preview windows
  • Customizing the XML Pipeline Designer
  • Saving your XML Pipeline as an image for documentation purposes
  • Generating Java code to run your XML pipeline
  • Customizing the generated Java code output format including target directory, package names, class name, execution log and more.
  • Browsing, compiling and executing the generated Java code in the integrated Java IDE, then examining the results
  • Invoking the cross-language debugging features to set a break point anywhere in the XML pipeline, then seamlessly step into individual XSLT or XQuery applications using the integrated XSLT debugger and XQuery debugger.
 
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