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How to Compare XML and Other Files
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:09:12 -0500

The ability to diff and merge files is a necessity for every developer. This can be especially troublesome when trying to compare differences between files containing structured data, such as XML. The video tutorial below provides an explanation on how to compare XML files – and more – using both XMLSpy and DiffDog. These powerful […]

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SQL Queries with Parameters: Support for SQL Templates in DatabaseSpy
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:01:28 -0500

SQL queries with parameters, also known as SQL templates, are a flexible and efficient solution for repetitive data reporting requirements, for instance allowing users to easily execute complex join statements with multiple sets of values. DatabaseSpy, the multi-database query, design, and editing tool from Altova, includes robust support for developing, executing, and refining complex SQL […]

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Push Notifications Headline Latest MobileTogether Release
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:06:29 -0500

The latest release of MobileTogether, Altova’s framework for cross platform mobile app development, adds easy-to-use tools for defining push notifications, the ability to embed apps inside web applications, and more. Let’s take a look at these new features, which only add to the long list of functionality available for building today’s sophisticated, data-centric mobile apps. […]

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Three-Way File Comparison and Difference Merging
Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:56:11 -0400

Manually comparing versions of a long XML Schema or document to find any differences would be a tedious and error-prone task. XMLSpy has long featured file comparison with highlighted differences in side-by-side windows with merging in either direction. And of course, DiffDog is the go-to comparison utility for text, source code, XML, JSON, and Word […]

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An Easy Way to Test HTTP Requests During Development
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:56:34 -0400

Web and web services developers often need to send HTTP requests – whether for testing APIs, testing REST web services, or managing web sites. XMLSpy now makes it easy to send and receive HTTP requests directly in the XML editor during development with a new HTTP Window and WADL Import Wizard. Test HTTP Requests The […]

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Data Mapping NCPDP SCRIPT
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:38:20 -0400

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) standards allow participants with different roles in an industry to communicate clearly and rapidly, and date back to the earliest implementations of electronic communication in the 1950s, long before modern business technologies such as ERP, CRM, and many others. Yet even today, EDI standards continue to evolve to support new requirements […]

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Add to Your Collection of Development Building Blocks
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:54:28 -0400

When it comes to developing sophisticated software and data integration applications, the more building blocks a developer has at his or her disposal, the better. With each release of our developer and server software, we aim to provide customers with unique tools that give them the edge to get the job done – faster, and […]

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CbC Reporting Made Easy
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:02:16 -0400

A recent mandate from the OECD calls on large, multi-national companies to report financials annually for each country in which they do business to their local tax authority. The OECD requires that this detailed Country by Country (CbC) Report be filed in XML document according to their reporting schema. But for tax departments that work […]

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Come Meet Us at Microsoft Ignite or Oracle OpenWorld
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:54:05 -0400

It is trade-show season at Altova, and the next few weeks will have us in Orlando, FL and San Francisco, CA! From Sept. 25-28 we will be in Orlando, Florida at Microsoft Ignite in booth #1649. From Oct. 2-5 we will be in San Francisco, California at Oracle OpenWorld in booth #4521. If you are […]

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XPath & XQuery Tutorial for SQL Pros
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:58:06 -0400

Prior to starting at Altova I had zero experience with both XPath and XQuery. The first task I was presented with was to train myself on both query languages as quickly as possible and produce a concise video tutorial. It was important to develop a thorough understanding of their features and capabilities because both languages […]

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