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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.