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Executive Summary: VorteXML Server 1.0
VorteXML makes what can be a difficult jobturning text data into XMLstraightforward. The tool is easy to use and will do the hoped-for job in many situations. However, the 1.0 release has a significant number of functional gaps that make it difficult for administrators to detect when input text files contain formatting errors.
At $8,000 per server, VorteXML isnt that expensive, but for one-off jobs we would turn first to text processing languages such as Perl, sed or awk.
(+) Easy, powerful text file template definition tool and expression language; automatic file-based import system eases data input; Web services interface.
(-) No mechanism to alert administrators to bad data in import files; no import filters included, so only straight text files can be imported; HTML files are parsed in a way that discards most tag metadata; doesnt support XML Schema; requires Windows 2000, IIS and Microsoft SQL Server (or Microsoft Data Engine).
EVALUATION SHORT LISTIn-house development of small programs to do text transformationWhitehill Technologies xml TransportItemFields ContentMasterData Junction Corp.s Data Junction Content Extractorvortexml.datawatch.com