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Groovy script mapping

HI Experts,

Can you please suggest me any blog/scenario for Creating groovy script mapping into a target hierarchal structure if you have already done that.


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  • May 14, 2018 at 09:43 AM

    Hi Vijender

    It's not really complicated. There are two steps to it:

    1. Parsing the current message body
    2. Creating a new message body

    Assuming the content is XML, step 1 is XML parsing and step 2 is building an XML document.

    Parsing XML

    To parse XML in Groovy, you have the groovy.util.XmlSlurper class available. In the following example, I'll be parsing this simple document:


    Here's a short code snippet that parses the document and sums up the numbers:

    import groovy.util.XmlSlurper
    def lines = new XmlSlurper().parseText('<lines><line><num>10</num></line><line><num>20</num></line><line><num>30</num></line></lines>')
    def sum = 0
    lines.line.num.each { num -> sum += num.text() as Integer }
    println sum

    To parse the message body, you would instead run:

    new XmlSlurper().parseText(message.getBody(java.lang.String))

    You can read more about XML parsing in Groovy here.

    Building an XML document

    With Groovy's groovy.xml.MarkupBuilder class, building an XML document is really easy. Here's a piece of code that generates a simple document and replaces the message body with it:

    import groovy.xml.MarkupBuilder
    def Message processData(Message message) {
       def sw = new StringWriter()
       def builder = new MarkupBuilder(sw)
       builder.xmldoc {
          message("Hello, world!")
       return message

    The code generates the following XML:

      <message>Hello, world!</message>

    More MarkupBuilder examples can be found here.

    So, what you need to do now, is combine the two techniques, and implement your specific requirements.

    Have fun,


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  • May 14, 2018 at 10:40 AM

    HI Morten Wittrock,

    Thanks a lot for your reply ! It will be really apprecited if you could help me in the which the groovy script can be used as one to one mapping from source to target for the strcuture

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    • Hi Vijender

      I'm afraid I don't quite follow. Using Groovy for mapping is about those two activities I described, and showed you code samples for.

      Also, please note that you are replying to your own question right now, instead of commenting on my answer.