Automating XML Conversion with Oracle's ETL Tool ODI

Uli Bethke Big Data, Data Warehouse, Flexter, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), XML

In the previous posts we demonstrated how Flexter liberates data from complex XML  files (Converting complex XML to CSV and Bulk loading XML files to Oracle with Flexter), we also presented the challenges when using ODI for the same purpose (Tips for Reverse Engineering complex XSDs such as SEPA and NDC in ODI and Tips for Parsing and Loading complex ...

Parsing XML to Oracle. ODI vs Flexter Enterprise XML Parser

Maciek Kocon Flexter, Oracle, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), SQL, XML, XSD

In some previous posts we demonstrated how to load XML data into an Oracle database using ODI. We first looked at some of the issues when reverse engineering an XSD in ODI. Next we looked at various issues when parsing and processing XML files in ODI. We also showed that Flexter parses XML files without creating a single data flow ...

Tips for Reverse Engineering complex XSDs such as SEPA and NDC in ODI

Maciek Kocon Flexter, Oracle, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), XML, XSD

In this post we will show you a few tips and ODI issues when reverse engineering complex industry XML schemas (XSD) such as NDC FlightPriceRS or SEPA Pain.001. This is the first part in a multi part series. The second part gives you some tips and tricks when parsing XML files in ODI. The third part compares ODI to Flexter, ...

Converting XML files to Oracle without writing a single line of code

Maciek Kocon Flexter, Oracle, XML, XSD

Parsing XML files to Oracle without writing a single line of code In a previous post we demonstrated how to use Flexter to convert XML data into TSV files. This was just an introduction demonstrating some basic features of Flexter including concepts around XML schema normalization and optimization. Converting XML into an Oracle Database This time we are going to ...

A brief history of XML - From hype to useful data format

Vadim Mytarev Flexter, Hadoop, Spark, XML, XSD

Is XML really dead? When it first became popular about 20 years ago, XML was meant to be the one and only format to serialize, encapsulate, and exchange data. The serialization format to end all serialization formats so to speak. This was a bold claim. Has it materialised? Over the last couple of years it has become clear that this ...