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Drools JBoss Rules 5.0 Developer's Guide by Michal Bali, Bogdan Brinzarea

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Chapter 4. Data Transformation

Almost any rewrite of an existing legacy system needs to do some kind of data transformation with the old legacy data before they can be used in the new system. It needs to load the data, transform it so that it meets the requirements of the new system, and finally store it. This is just one example of where data transformation is needed.

Drools can help us with this data transformation task as well. Depending on our requirements, it might be a good idea to isolate this transformation process in the form of rules. The rules can be reused later, maybe when our business will expand and we'll be converting data from a different third-party system. Of course other advantages of using rules apply.

If performance is the ...

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