Data Transformation

Data are essential to all the operations of every company. As businesses evolve, usage of legacy systems create loads of information stored in different forms.

Data transformation is the process of converting data from one format to another, usually from the format of a source system into the required format of a new destination system.

Data transformation involves two key phases:

  1. Data Mapping: the assignment of data items from the source to the the destination

  2. Data Import: the process of importing data based on the data mapping

The Axelor Open Platform provides powerful way to achieve this with declarative manner using xml syntax. The mapping is provided with special xml config files that defines rules to transform the source data.

In the next few sections, we’ll see built-in support for various source data formats.