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Managed Adapters Guide
Understanding the Managed Adapter framework : Framework components

Framework components

The Adapter Configuration and Mapping Framework is now automated, and you do not need to use command-line options. However, if you want to use the command-line tools, these options, which are located in the OEBPS_HOME\bin folder, are briefly described below:
*Adapter Installer: This command-line tool creates the initial file describing a Managed Adapter.
*Adapter Configurator: This GUI component generates a configuration object providing workstep-specific adapter configuration parameters, inputs, and outputs.
*Adapter Deployer: This tool imports (or deploys) a predefined and preconfigured adapter in a BP Server or Web application.
*Map Configurator: This GUI component enables you to specify mapping between adapter inputs/outputs and the dataslots in your business process.
*Map Deployer: This tool deploys the maps generated by the MapConfigurator, and is automatically invoked if the process is published through Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge or Business Process Portal.
*Run-time Mapper: This map tool interprets maps generated by the MapConfigurator and maps dataslots to adapter inputs, and adapter outputs back to dataslots.
The GUI components have default implementations allowing simple adapters to be developed without requiring an additional effort to build a custom GUI. A complex adapter may provide custom implementation for one or more of these components. The custom implementation facilitates seamless integration for complex GUIs, as well as complex mapping, if any.
* Interaction of the framework components
* File formats used in the Managed Adapter framework
* Supported data types
* Supported APIs
* Adapter logging