April 2014 Entries

Domain Standards and Integration Architecture

The domain standard schemas are the repositories of domain knowledge. The message schemas are schemas for the real data transferring between real systems. Use the domain standard schemas as a reference model for your schemas. Do not use the domain standard schemas as your message schemas.

EDI to XML or EDI to SQL?

In the EDI processing we need to transform data from the EDI format to the data formats of our applications and back. What is the best way to do this? The most popular transformation is using an intermediate XML format. We use the XML Schema and the XSLT standards to transform one XML format to another XML format. Is it the best way? Let’s look at the whole data processing chain: EDI to XML transformation; data transformation (with XML Schema and XSLT); XML to SQL transformation. Now I’m going to ......