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XML to Web Service Request

Data can be transformed from any Jitterbit supported format to XML and vice versa. Before attempting to use an XML as a source or target you need to have a DTD or XSD definition file that represents the XML structure you wish to use uploaded to the Jitterbit server.

Create a New Transformation

  • Make sure you have opened the appropriate project in which you want to create the new transformation.

  • There are several ways you can start to create a new transformation:

    • If you are working in an operation, you can click the Control button to the right of the Transformation field and select Create New; OR

    • Select New in the File menu, then choose New Transformation from the sub-menu; OR

    • Click the Down Arrow next to the file icon in the toolbar, then choose New Transformation from the sub-menu; OR

    • Right-click on Transformations in the hierarchical tree in the Design tab in the left pane of the screen, then choose New Transformation from the pop-up menu.

  • The transformation wizard appears in its own New Transformation tab in the right pane of the window.

Specify Source and Target Types

  • Enter an appropriate name for your new transformation in the Transformation Name field.

  • Select XML from the Source and Web Service Request from the Target drop-down menus.

  • Click the Next button in the toolbar to continue.

Select XML Source Information

You have three options for loading your XML document. Click on the scenario that describes where your XML document's DTD/XSD file is located:

  1. You are using an XML document whose definition is already loaded into the software.

  2. You need to use an XML document whose definition has not yet been loaded into the software.

  3. You can upload an example XML document to have Jitterbit create the definition.

Select Target Web Service Information

  • In the next screen of the Transformation Wizard, select the name of the Web Service that you want to use as the target from the Web Service Definition drop-down list, or click the Control button to the right of the field to create a new Web service call.

  • Click Save in the toolbar to save your transformation.

What's Next?

Now that you have defined the nature of the source and your desired target, you are ready to map the relationship between your source and target at the field, or element, level.