IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.3 Fundamentals (6T130)

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About this Course

This 3-day instructor-led course is the foundation course for the IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender curriculum, and teaches you the fundamentals of WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.3.

IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender provides real-time transformation of complex data, including EDI X12, HIPAA, EDIFACT, and SWIFT. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on lab exercises, you learn how to use the WebSphere Transformation Extender Design Studio to define, transform, and route business objects and complex flat file data. Specific topics covered by the course include an overview of the WebSphere Transformation Extender product and its features, creating and deploying maps, and working with a resource registry. Hands-on exercises gives you practical experience with skills such as optimizing maps, handling and logging errors, defining data, and indexing output.

Audience Profile

This basic course is designed for programmers and analysts who need to implement data integration and transformation solutions using WebSphere Transformation Extender.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Define workspaces and projects using the Eclipse Workbench
  • Use the Type Designer to define data structures, data properties, and data components as type trees
  • Validate type trees to ensure that they accurately describe the data
  • Transform flat files using the Map Designer
  • Use type design and mapping techniques to improve validation and throughput
  • Use the Resource Registry to improve portability between operating environments
  • Implement error handling
  • Optimize map performance


You should have :

  • a basic understanding of data formats and processing logic and have hands-on experience with Microsoft Windows.


Course Outline

  1. Course introduction

  2. WebSphere Transformation Extender product overview

  3. Eclipse Workbench fundamentals

  4. Exercise: Defining workspaces and projects

  5. Defining the data

  6. Exercise: Defining the data

  7. Defining properties

  8. Exercise: Defining item and group properties

  9. Defining components

  10. Exercise: Completing the type tree

  11. Validating data definitions

  12. Exercise: Creating a validation map

  13. Building additional validation into type trees

  14. Exercise: Adding restriction lists and component rules

  15. Exercise: Validation concept review (optional)

  16. More about mapping

  17. Exercise: Indexing an output

  18. Functional maps

  19. Exercise: File to file transformation

  20. More efficient mapping

  21. Exercise: Extracting data using the EXTRACT function and partitions

  22. Exercise: Using COUNT and SUM functions

  23. Exercise: Creating a second output file (optional)

  24. Error handling

  25. Exercise: Error handling and logging

  26. Resource Registry

  27. Exercise: Using the Resource Registry

  28. Map optimization

  29. Exercise: Using the Map Profiler

  30. Exercise: Configuring card and map settings

  31. Map deployment

  32. Course summary