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From "Bruno Fontana (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CAMEL-7621) Two new properties to StringFormat through DataField: toUppercase and mapToASCII
Date Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:36:38 GMT

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Bruno Fontana updated CAMEL-7621:
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    Attachment: Adding-properties-to-mapToASCII-and-to-convert-to-Up.patch

> Two new properties to StringFormat through DataField: toUppercase and mapToASCII
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CAMEL-7621
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CAMEL-7621
>             Project: Camel
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: camel-bindy
>            Reporter: Bruno Fontana
>         Attachments: Adding-properties-to-mapToASCII-and-to-convert-to-Up.patch
>
>
> We faced many times the need of converting string fields to uppercase and get rid of
non-ASCII characters when interacting, using fixed-length files, with COBOL banking cores.
> So we decided to patch our own version of camel-bindy to add two new properties to DataField
annotation:
> toUpperCase=<true|false> which converts, if its a String type field, content to
uppercase.
> mapToASCII=<true|false>  which maps, if its a String type field, content to 7-bit
ASCII character mapping. Extended characters are currently mapped like this
> ä,â,á,à -> a (same for all vowels)
> ß -> b
> ç -> c
> ñ -> n
> Conversion uses a lookup table so it could be easily extended to other chars. This conversion
only applies when marshalling. This feature has proven very useful to us when interacting
with banking cores and one that repeatedly has to be recoded or reused. We love the annotation-driven
model of bindy so decided to patch our own version and submit the patch hoping it would be
as useful to others as it is to us.



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