Introduction to the map designer

Use the map designer to develop maps that define input and output specifications and mapping rules for data transformation.

The map designer uses the definitions of data stored in the schemas (that are created using the schema designer) to specify the transformation logic in the form of map rules. Map rules operate on input data objects and build output data objects. The map can be built for specific platforms, and then run on that platform to perform the transformation of the data.

During the design phase, you build and run maps from within the map designer. You can view the results of a map in the map designer. You can also use the map designer to build a map to be run on supported platforms.