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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 18, 2014

DFDL support default Values

In order for the DFDL parser to allow an element to have a value with a
length of zero and for it not to be nillable, the parser needs to
support elements with the "empty representation" (section 9.2.2 in the
DFDL specification) and defaulting values on parsing (section 9.4 in
the DFDL specification). Implementing this capability is judged as too
large to be delivered in the service stream, so it would have to be
added as a new capability first. That capability can then be ported
back to the service stream.

For the moment, the work around of using the "nil representation" is
still the only way of getting the desired result.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 62233
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Guest
    Sep 15, 2020

    RFE Review. Apologies for the length of time this RFE has been in the status of Under Consideration. We agree with the enhancement request idea that the ability to use default values when parsing would genuinely improve the product and avoid the need to use xs:nillable in order to preserve the order of empty repeating delimited fields. Status of the RFE is updated to Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB