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Object mapping any Patterns

 
Sunil Pandit
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I have a situation where i have to map attributes from business objects to EIS specific keywords. Are there any patterns for such mapping ?
For example lets say we have a EIS system such as CICS which consumes a message in form of key value pair separated by some separator . The value of these keys comes from one or more attributes from the business objects . How do we represent this mapping ? Is there any metadata definition or Is there any pattern ? I will illustrate above scenario with an example. Lets say we have a Person object with some attributes as firstName, lastName , Street , House No, City , State , Zip code. When I have to store this object in CICS system the message I have to construct will be FNAME=;LNAME=;ADDR1=;ADDR2;ADDR3=;

I think this is very common problem where the Domain model is different from the data model.

Any suggestions ?
 
Zeeshan Samdani
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Hi Sunil,

You could try constructing a key/ value map of attribute names and message names and write a helper class which will move the data according to the map.

This may be a little less efficient, but should do the trick. There are big iron solutions available in this area, but these tend to cost.


Zeeshan Samdani
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