Chapter 3. Maps

In This Chapter

The Mapper

Functoids

Advanced Maps

Building Custom Functoids

Debugging

• Testing

As mentioned several times in Chapter 2, “Schemas,” schemas are really important in your BizTalk solution. This is partly because they serve as the contract between systems and are therefore useful for determining which system is faulty. And it is partly because updating them is potentially particularly laborious because so many other artifacts depend on them.

One of the artifacts that depends heavily on schemas is a map. A map is a transformation from one Extensible Markup Language (XML) document into another XML document, and it is used in three places:

• To transform incoming trading-partner-specific or internal-system-specific ...

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