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  • Latest Post - ‏2014-06-11T01:54:28Z by HermannSW
JatinIBMDW
JatinIBMDW
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Pinned topic FFD?

‏2014-06-09T22:11:41Z |

Hi All,

Can someone help me understand FFD (Flat File Descriptor) by answering the following questions:

1. Is use of FFD a generic concept OR is this DataPower specific? 

(searching on Google mostly returns DP specific links, so probably this is DP-specific, but would like to hear from you guys).

2. Any links to documents that explain FFD and how it is used to process nonXML data?

(mostly I see sample FFD files, but I am looking for description and examples).

Thanks.

Jatin 

 

  • HermannSW
    HermannSW
    6201 Posts

    Re: FFD?

    ‏2014-06-10T08:05:23Z  

    FFD (Flat File Descriptor) is the format of Contivo Analyst tool (these days by company Liaison Technologies).

    Contivo Analyst was the standard binary mapping tool supported by DataPower until 2007 WTX (Websphere Transformation Extender) became the standard binary mapping tool.

    Only FFD files generated by Contivo Analyst tool are supported (no handcrafted FFDs) with DataPower.
    So you would need a Contivo Analyst license and install and use.
    No enhancements have been done on FFD support in DataPower since 2007.

    If you cannot or do not want to use WTX and Contivo Analyst neither, then there is an alternative:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27022977
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27022979

    With version 7.0.0.0 firmware available later this month you may process Non-XML data with GatewayScript (JavaScript on DataPower), too.


    Hermann <myBlog/> <myTweets/> | <GraphvizFiddle/> | <xqib/> | <myCE/> <myFrameless/>
     

    Updated on 2014-06-10T08:07:29Z at 2014-06-10T08:07:29Z by HermannSW
  • JatinIBMDW
    JatinIBMDW
    14 Posts

    Re: FFD?

    ‏2014-06-10T21:23:54Z  
    • HermannSW
    • ‏2014-06-10T08:05:23Z

    FFD (Flat File Descriptor) is the format of Contivo Analyst tool (these days by company Liaison Technologies).

    Contivo Analyst was the standard binary mapping tool supported by DataPower until 2007 WTX (Websphere Transformation Extender) became the standard binary mapping tool.

    Only FFD files generated by Contivo Analyst tool are supported (no handcrafted FFDs) with DataPower.
    So you would need a Contivo Analyst license and install and use.
    No enhancements have been done on FFD support in DataPower since 2007.

    If you cannot or do not want to use WTX and Contivo Analyst neither, then there is an alternative:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27022977
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27022979

    With version 7.0.0.0 firmware available later this month you may process Non-XML data with GatewayScript (JavaScript on DataPower), too.


    Hermann <myBlog/> <myTweets/> | <GraphvizFiddle/> | <xqib/> | <myCE/> <myFrameless/>
     

    Thanks for those webcasts Hermann. I started with the first one last night, it looks great!

    Is there a webpage with links to all your webcasts so far?

    Thanks for all the hard work in helping out developers and admins.

    Regards,

    Jatin

    Updated on 2014-06-10T21:24:14Z at 2014-06-10T21:24:14Z by JatinIBMDW
  • HermannSW
    HermannSW
    6201 Posts

    Re: FFD?

    ‏2014-06-11T01:54:28Z  

    Thanks for those webcasts Hermann. I started with the first one last night, it looks great!

    Is there a webpage with links to all your webcasts so far?

    Thanks for all the hard work in helping out developers and admins.

    Regards,

    Jatin

    Above two webcasts have .pdf, .mp3 audio recording with the details and Samples.zip with all artefacts used so that you can just make use of them.

    While there are many useful techniques and solutions in above two webcasts, the ".pbm" to braille conversion from slides 27-31 of 2nd webcast is "just nice":


    > Is there a webpage with links to all your webcasts so far?
    >
    My other two webcasts are these:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019118
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019119


    In total there are 31 DataPower WSTE webcasts:
    http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/previous_tech_exchanges/websphere/websphere_datapower_soa_appliances?productContext=-665439953


    Hermann <myBlog/> <myTweets/> | <GraphvizFiddle/> | <xqib/> | <myCE/> <myFrameless/>