iWay Products


Your iWay integration solution works in conjunction with one or more of the following products:

iWay Service Manager

iWay Service Manager is an open transport service bus that provides graphical tools to create sophisticated integration services without writing custom integration code by:

  • Using metadata from target applications
  • Transforming and mapping interfaces
  • Managing stateless processes

Its capability to manage complex integration interactions makes it ideally suited to be the foundation of a service-oriented architecture.

For more information, see the IWay Service Manager User's Guide.

iWay Transformer


iWay Transformer is a rule-based data transformation tool that converts an input document of one data format to an output document of another data format or structure. The easy-to-use graphical user interface and function tool set facilitate the design of transform projects that are specific to your requirements.

For more information, see the iWay Transformer User's Guide.

Understanding Pipelined Transformations


A standard transformation process builds an internal output tree in order to manipulate the tree structure for complex transformations. However, this is not always necessary if the transformation requires only one-to-one mapping.

The definition of one-to-one mapping is that every input will be transformed to the corresponding output document and no function or explicit configuration will be used for the data (or tree) manipulation. If these conditions are met, then very fast and memory effective transformation can be achieved.

A pipelined transformation process is an implementation of one-to-one mapping, which is currently available for HIPAA to XML transformations. The current pipelined process will be enhanced to provide support for both directions for the formats that are listed in the following table.


Non-XML > XML Pipeline

XML > Non-XML Pipeline




Since pipelining will be available in both directions, it has been decided to add the pipelined transformation process as an option when running transformations for Ebix components. Ebix components will:

  • Use one set of metadata for pipelined and standard transformations.
  • Have a flag for the run time mode of the transformation process, either Standard (default) or Pipelined.

Output Node Name

Since the pipelined transformation process does not read mapping definitions, output node names are formatted from the data dictionary. The name pattern for the node is identical to the one used to build Ebix metadata, known as long_names, which also depends on the data format being used.

For more information on using pipelined transformations, see the iWay Transformer User's Guide.

Error Handling

The error handling functionality is identical to the standard transformation process.

iIT Designer

The capability of graphically visualizing a business process is a powerful and necessary component of any e-Business offering. iIT Designer, a Windows-based design-time tool, provides a visual and user-friendly method of creating a business process, also called a process flow. Through a process flow, you control the sequence in which tasks are performed and the destination of the output from each task.

For more information, see the iWay Integration Tools Designer User's Guide.

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