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Chris Adkin

Joined: Aug 01, 2007
Posts: 7
Can someone recommend to me a framework or anything off the shelf that can take some of the hand cranking out of developing some data mapping software. I trawled the apache web site half expecting someone working on one of their projects to have produced something I could reuse, unfortunately this doesn't appear to be the case.

Nicholas Jordan
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Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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Define data mapping. There is a Map utility in Java that may be exactly what you are looking for.

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    Chris Adkin

    Joined: Aug 01, 2007
    Posts: 7
    I want to be able to take files (typically flat files) although I may later on need to use XML, validate these files based on some simple validation rules and ultimately load the transalated data into a database.
    Not the most complicated stuff in the world, but I can't believe that there isn't a framework somewhere for simplifying the development of such a thing.

    Paul Sturrock

    Joined: Apr 14, 2004
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    I'm not sure you would need a framework to read flat files - its pretty basic this. Or is there more to it than just that?

    There are plenty frameworks for the validation step. Did you look at commons validator on the Apache site?

    Loading into the database. Again, if that is the extent of your JDBC interaction I'm not sure you would need a framework. If you feel you do, have a google for Object Relational Mapping tools.

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