Using a transform editor

The  Development Studio application contains transform editors that enable you to manipulate data. The transform editors enable you to format data or extract specific segments of data and assign the resulting output to a context item for use in current or subsequent activities.

Note

With this release, you can transform XSLT/XPATH 2.0 documents by using the Development Studio. Instead of the out-of-the-box transform editor, you must use the XSLT 2.0 system adapter. For more information, see Using XSLT/XPath 2.0.

 Development Studio contains a Basic, Advanced, and a Regex transform editor.

This section contains the following topics:

XML, XPATH, XSLT basics video

The following BMC Communities video (3:19) introduces XML, XPATH, and XSLT concepts.

 https://youtu.be/_zsqwVUAV1U

Example

The following BMC Communities video series demonstrates how you can use XML, XPATH, XSLT and context items in workflows to integrate with other systems. This example demonstrates how to integrate with BMC Server Automation (BSA), extract data, and translate the information into consumable XML for use in subsequent workflows.

Part one (6:52) in the series demonstrates how to integrate  with BSA and extract data for further consumption using XSLT and XPATH. This step provides the foundation  and BMC Server Automation integration that can be copied and modified for reuse in subsequent workflows in which you want to extract and use BSA data.

 https://youtu.be/flSC8ctLkiI

Part two (6:53) in the series uses the integration of and BMC Server Automation. it demonstrates subsequent workflow execution using a For loop and working with job activity data.

 https://youtu.be/5RWDWO6rShA

Part three (6:46) uses the integration of BAO and BSA and demonstrates subsequent workflow execution using a For loop and leveraging tokens. The workflow retrieves server activity based on a dynamically-created server list.

 https://youtu.be/HAmrMiOcENM

Part four (3:40) uses the integration of  and BMC Server Automation and demonstrates how to set object property values using simple XML context items.

 https://youtu.be/NzNDvrN8lQM

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