Creating a message map

You can create message maps either in the Application Development view of the IBM® Integration Toolkit, or from a Mapping node in a message flow.

Before you begin

Before you create a message map, you must complete the following tasks:
  1. Create an application, a library, an integration service, or an Integration project, as described in the following topics:
  2. Create a message flow. For more information, see Creating a message flow.
  3. Define the message flow content that includes a Mapping node. For more information, see Defining message flow content.

About this task

A message map is a graphical data map.

The physical representation of a message map is a .map file.


You can use any of the following methods to start the New Message Map wizard and then create a message map:


A message map is created as a .map file.

In the Application Development view, the message map is displayed under a Maps category. Maps are organized by namespace.

What to do next

Edit the message map, and define transformations between the input message assembly and the output message assembly. For more information, see Mapping input to output elements manually.