CargoTranslator Class

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The CargoTranslator class is optimized for Cargo-IMP translation, providing a simple way to convert Cargo-IMP documents to and from XML or JSON.

Syntax

ipworksedi.cargotranslator()

Remarks

The CargoTranslator class provides a simple way to convert Cargo-IMP to XML or JSON and vice versa.

Getting Started

The class will convert a document from the format specified by InputFormat to the format specified by OutputFormat. In practice this allows for converting to XML or JSON from Cargo-IMP and vice versa.

Before translating from Cargo-IMP to XML or JSON it is recommended to load a schema using the LoadSchema method. This ensures additional information can be included in the XML or JSON document. If a schema is specified the XML or JSON will include types and descriptions as element attributes which are useful for interpreting the data.

After calling Translate the resulting output will contain the Cargo-IMP, XML or JSON data as defined by OutputFormat.

Input and Output Properties

The class will determine the source and destination of the input and output based on which properties are set.

The order in which the input properties are checked is as follows:

When a valid source is found the search stops. The order in which the output properties are checked is as follows:
  • OutputFile
  • OutputData: The output data is written to this property if no other destination is specified.

Schemas are written in JSON format: { "name": "FSU", "desc": "FSU MESSAGE", "children": { "1": { "desc": "Standard Message Identification", "children": { "1.1": { "desc": "Standard Message Identifier", "value": "FSU" }, "1.2": { "value": "/" }, "1.3": { "desc": "Message Type Version Number", "format": "n[...3]" }, "1.4": { "value": "\r\n" } } }, "2": { ... For example schemas and questions, please contact support@nsoftware.com.

Property List


The following is the full list of the properties of the class with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ErrorsA collection of errors that occurred when parsing the Cargo-IMP messages.
InputDataThe data to translate.
InputFileThe file to translate.
InputFormatThe format of the input data.
OutputDataThe translated data.
OutputFileThe file to which the translated data will be written.
OutputFormatThe format of the output data.
OverwriteWhether to overwrite the file.
SuffixWhat to append after each segment delimiter.

Method List


The following is the full list of the methods of the class with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
LoadSchemaLoads a schema file describing a Message type.
ResetResets the class.
TranslateTranslates the specified data.

Event List


The following is the full list of the events fired by the class with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ErrorInformation about errors during data delivery.
ResolveSchemaFires whenever a new Cargo-Imp message is encountered and no schema is found for it.

Config Settings


The following is a list of config settings for the class with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

BuildInfoInformation about the product's build.
CodePageThe system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.
LicenseInfoInformation about the current license.
MaskSensitiveWhether sensitive data is masked in log messages.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the class whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

CargoTranslator.Errors Property

A collection of errors that occurred when parsing the Cargo-IMP messages.

Syntax

getErrors(): CargoErrorList;

Default Value

Remarks

This property is populated with error information. After calling Translate, check this property to determine if any errors occurred while parsing the message. If there are any errors present, the output from translation will likely be incorrect.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Please refer to the CargoError type for a complete list of fields.

CargoTranslator.InputData Property

The data to translate.

Syntax

getInputData(): string;
setInputData(inputData: string): void;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the data to be translated. This may be set to Cargo-IMP data or XML/JSON data. To specify the type of data held by the property set InputFormat.

Input and Output Properties

The class will determine the source and destination of the input and output based on which properties are set.

The order in which the input properties are checked is as follows:

When a valid source is found the search stops. The order in which the output properties are checked is as follows:
  • OutputFile
  • OutputData: The output data is written to this property if no other destination is specified.

CargoTranslator.InputFile Property

The file to translate.

Syntax

getInputFile(): string;
setInputFile(inputFile: string): void;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the file to be processed. Set this property to the full or relative path to the file which will be processed. To specify the type of data in the input file set InputFormat.

Input and Output Properties

The class will determine the source and destination of the input and output based on which properties are set.

The order in which the input properties are checked is as follows:

When a valid source is found the search stops. The order in which the output properties are checked is as follows:
  • OutputFile
  • OutputData: The output data is written to this property if no other destination is specified.

This property is not available at design time.

CargoTranslator.InputFormat Property

The format of the input data.

Syntax

getInputFormat(): CargotranslatorInputFormats;
setInputFormat(inputFormat: CargotranslatorInputFormats): void;

enum CargotranslatorInputFormats { eifXML, eifJSON, eifCargo }

Default Value

2

Remarks

This property specifies the format of the input data. The value set here, along with OutputFormat, determines how the data is converted when Translate is called.

Possible values are:

  • 0 (ifXML)
  • 1 (ifJSON)
  • 2 (ifCargo)
Before calling Translate, both InputFormat and OutputFormat must be specified. Translation from XML or JSON to Cargo-IMP and vice versa are supported. If InputFormat is ofXML or ofJSON, OutputFormat must be ofCargo. Similarly, if InputFormat is ofCargo, OutputFormat must be ofXML or ofJSON.

This property is not available at design time.

CargoTranslator.OutputData Property

The translated data.

Syntax

getOutputData(): string;
setOutputData(outputData: string): void;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property will be populated with the translated data after calling Translate if OutputFile and SetOutputStream are not set.

Input and Output Properties

The class will determine the source and destination of the input and output based on which properties are set.

The order in which the input properties are checked is as follows:

When a valid source is found the search stops. The order in which the output properties are checked is as follows:
  • OutputFile
  • OutputData: The output data is written to this property if no other destination is specified.

This property is not available at design time.

CargoTranslator.OutputFile Property

The file to which the translated data will be written.

Syntax

getOutputFile(): string;
setOutputFile(outputFile: string): void;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the file to which the translated data will be written. This may be set to an absolute or relative path. This should be set before calling Translate.

Input and Output Properties

The class will determine the source and destination of the input and output based on which properties are set.

The order in which the input properties are checked is as follows:

When a valid source is found the search stops. The order in which the output properties are checked is as follows:
  • OutputFile
  • OutputData: The output data is written to this property if no other destination is specified.

This property is not available at design time.

CargoTranslator.OutputFormat Property

The format of the output data.

Syntax

getOutputFormat(): CargotranslatorOutputFormats;
setOutputFormat(outputFormat: CargotranslatorOutputFormats): void;

enum CargotranslatorOutputFormats { eofXML, eofJSON, eofCargo }

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property specifies the format of the output data. The value set here, along with InputFormat, determines how the data is converted when Translate is called.

Possible values are:

  • 0 (ofXML)
  • 1 (ofJSON)
  • 2 (ofCargo)
Before calling Translate, both InputFormat and OutputFormat must be specified. Translation from XML or JSON to Cargo-IMP and vice versa are supported. If InputFormat is ofXML or ofJSON, OutputFormat must be ofCargo. Similarly, if InputFormat is ofCargo, OutputFormat must be ofXML or ofJSON.

This property is not available at design time.

CargoTranslator.Overwrite Property

Whether to overwrite the file.

Syntax

isOverwrite(): boolean;
setOverwrite(overwrite: boolean): void;

Default Value

FALSE

Remarks

This property specifies whether the file is overwritten when Translate is called. If set to False (default) the class when attempting to write to a file which already exists. If set to True the class will overwrite the existing file.

CargoTranslator.Suffix Property

What to append after each segment delimiter.

Syntax

getSuffix(): CargotranslatorSuffixes;
setSuffix(suffix: CargotranslatorSuffixes): void;

enum CargotranslatorSuffixes { suffixNone, suffixCR, suffixLF, suffixCRLF }

Default Value

3

Remarks

If Suffix is different from suffixNone, trailing (suffix) characters are appended after each segment delimiter. This is useful if you want to have a carriage return/line feed after each segment to make the document more readable.

This property is not available at design time.

CargoTranslator.config Method

Sets or retrieves a configuration setting.

Syntax

async cargotranslator.config(configurationString : string): Promise<string>

Remarks

Config is a generic method available in every class. It is used to set and retrieve configuration settings for the class.

These settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the class, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

To set a configuration setting named PROPERTY, you must call Config("PROPERTY=VALUE"), where VALUE is the value of the setting expressed as a string. For boolean values, use the strings "True", "False", "0", "1", "Yes", or "No" (case does not matter).

To read (query) the value of a configuration setting, you must call Config("PROPERTY"). The value will be returned as a string.

CargoTranslator.loadSchema Method

Loads a schema file describing a Message type.

Syntax

async cargotranslator.loadSchema(fileName : string): Promise<void>

Remarks

This method parses the File and loads it into an internal schema list.

If the schema file does not exist or cannot be parsed as an Cargo-IMP schema, the class .

Schemas are written in JSON format: { "name": "FSU", "desc": "FSU MESSAGE", "children": { "1": { "desc": "Standard Message Identification", "children": { "1.1": { "desc": "Standard Message Identifier", "value": "FSU" }, "1.2": { "value": "/" }, "1.3": { "desc": "Message Type Version Number", "format": "n[...3]" }, "1.4": { "value": "\r\n" } } }, "2": { ... For example schemas and questions, please contact support@nsoftware.com.

CargoTranslator.reset Method

Resets the class.

Syntax

async cargotranslator.reset(): Promise<void>

Remarks

When called, the class initializes itself to its default state.

CargoTranslator.translate Method

Translates the specified data.

Syntax

async cargotranslator.translate(): Promise<void>

Remarks

This method translates the specified data.

The class will convert a document from the format specified by InputFormat to the format specified by OutputFormat. In practice this allows for converting to XML or JSON from Cargo-IMP and vice versa.

Before translating from Cargo-IMP to XML or JSON it is recommended to load a schema using the LoadSchema method. This ensures additional information can be included in the XML or JSON document. If a schema is specified the XML or JSON will include types and descriptions as element attributes which are useful for interpreting the data.

After calling Translate the resulting output will contain the Cargo-IMP, XML or JSON data as defined by OutputFormat.

Input and Output Properties

The class will determine the source and destination of the input and output based on which properties are set.

The order in which the input properties are checked is as follows:

When a valid source is found the search stops. The order in which the output properties are checked is as follows:
  • OutputFile
  • OutputData: The output data is written to this property if no other destination is specified.

Schemas are written in JSON format: { "name": "FSU", "desc": "FSU MESSAGE", "children": { "1": { "desc": "Standard Message Identification", "children": { "1.1": { "desc": "Standard Message Identifier", "value": "FSU" }, "1.2": { "value": "/" }, "1.3": { "desc": "Message Type Version Number", "format": "n[...3]" }, "1.4": { "value": "\r\n" } } }, "2": { ... For example schemas and questions, please contact support@nsoftware.com.

CargoTranslator.Error Event

Information about errors during data delivery.

Syntax

cargotranslator.on('Error', listener: (e: {readonly errorCode: number, readonly description: string}) => void )

Remarks

The Error event is fired in case of exceptional conditions during message processing. Normally the class .

The ErrorCode parameter contains an error code, and the Description parameter contains a textual description of the error. For a list of valid error codes and their descriptions, please refer to the Error Codes section.

CargoTranslator.ResolveSchema Event

Fires whenever a new Cargo-Imp message is encountered and no schema is found for it.

Syntax

cargotranslator.on('ResolveSchema', listener: (e: {readonly messageIdentifier: string, readonly version: string}) => void )

Remarks

The ResolveSchema event will fire when a the class encounters a new Cargo-IMP message, but it finds no schema corresponding to it already loaded.

MessageIdentifier contains the message type, such as "FWB" or "FSU".

Version contains the version of the schema used by the message.

When processing this event, the caller can use LoadSchema() to load a new schema into the class that can be used to parse the transaction.

CargoError Type

This type contains the details of an error that occurred while parsing a Cargo-IMP message.

Remarks

The properties below provide information about the error.

Fields

Description
string (read-only)

Default Value: "0"

The description of current error.

Line
number (read-only)

Default Value: 0

The text line where the error occurred.

Offset
number (read-only)

Default Value: 0

The text offset where the error occurred.

Position
number (read-only)

Default Value: 0

The text position where the error occurred.

Config Settings (class ipworksedi.cargotranslator)

The class accepts one or more of the following configuration settings. Configuration settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the class, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

Base Config Settings

BuildInfo:   Information about the product's build.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the product's build.

CodePage:   The system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.

The default code page is Unicode UTF-8 (65001).

The following is a list of valid code page identifiers:

IdentifierName
037IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada
437OEM - United States
500IBM EBCDIC - International
708Arabic - ASMO 708
709Arabic - ASMO 449+, BCON V4
710Arabic - Transparent Arabic
720Arabic - Transparent ASMO
737OEM - Greek (formerly 437G)
775OEM - Baltic
850OEM - Multilingual Latin I
852OEM - Latin II
855OEM - Cyrillic (primarily Russian)
857OEM - Turkish
858OEM - Multilingual Latin I + Euro symbol
860OEM - Portuguese
861OEM - Icelandic
862OEM - Hebrew
863OEM - Canadian-French
864OEM - Arabic
865OEM - Nordic
866OEM - Russian
869OEM - Modern Greek
870IBM EBCDIC - Multilingual/ROECE (Latin-2)
874ANSI/OEM - Thai (same as 28605, ISO 8859-15)
875IBM EBCDIC - Modern Greek
932ANSI/OEM - Japanese, Shift-JIS
936ANSI/OEM - Simplified Chinese (PRC, Singapore)
949ANSI/OEM - Korean (Unified Hangul Code)
950ANSI/OEM - Traditional Chinese (Taiwan; Hong Kong SAR, PRC)
1026IBM EBCDIC - Turkish (Latin-5)
1047IBM EBCDIC - Latin 1/Open System
1140IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada (037 + Euro symbol)
1141IBM EBCDIC - Germany (20273 + Euro symbol)
1142IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway (20277 + Euro symbol)
1143IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden (20278 + Euro symbol)
1144IBM EBCDIC - Italy (20280 + Euro symbol)
1145IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain (20284 + Euro symbol)
1146IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom (20285 + Euro symbol)
1147IBM EBCDIC - France (20297 + Euro symbol)
1148IBM EBCDIC - International (500 + Euro symbol)
1149IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic (20871 + Euro symbol)
1200Unicode UCS-2 Little-Endian (BMP of ISO 10646)
1201Unicode UCS-2 Big-Endian
1250ANSI - Central European
1251ANSI - Cyrillic
1252ANSI - Latin I
1253ANSI - Greek
1254ANSI - Turkish
1255ANSI - Hebrew
1256ANSI - Arabic
1257ANSI - Baltic
1258ANSI/OEM - Vietnamese
1361Korean (Johab)
10000MAC - Roman
10001MAC - Japanese
10002MAC - Traditional Chinese (Big5)
10003MAC - Korean
10004MAC - Arabic
10005MAC - Hebrew
10006MAC - Greek I
10007MAC - Cyrillic
10008MAC - Simplified Chinese (GB 2312)
10010MAC - Romania
10017MAC - Ukraine
10021MAC - Thai
10029MAC - Latin II
10079MAC - Icelandic
10081MAC - Turkish
10082MAC - Croatia
12000Unicode UCS-4 Little-Endian
12001Unicode UCS-4 Big-Endian
20000CNS - Taiwan
20001TCA - Taiwan
20002Eten - Taiwan
20003IBM5550 - Taiwan
20004TeleText - Taiwan
20005Wang - Taiwan
20105IA5 IRV International Alphabet No. 5 (7-bit)
20106IA5 German (7-bit)
20107IA5 Swedish (7-bit)
20108IA5 Norwegian (7-bit)
20127US-ASCII (7-bit)
20261T.61
20269ISO 6937 Non-Spacing Accent
20273IBM EBCDIC - Germany
20277IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway
20278IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden
20280IBM EBCDIC - Italy
20284IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain
20285IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom
20290IBM EBCDIC - Japanese Katakana Extended
20297IBM EBCDIC - France
20420IBM EBCDIC - Arabic
20423IBM EBCDIC - Greek
20424IBM EBCDIC - Hebrew
20833IBM EBCDIC - Korean Extended
20838IBM EBCDIC - Thai
20866Russian - KOI8-R
20871IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic
20880IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Russian)
20905IBM EBCDIC - Turkish
20924IBM EBCDIC - Latin-1/Open System (1047 + Euro symbol)
20932JIS X 0208-1990 & 0121-1990
20936Simplified Chinese (GB2312)
21025IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Serbian, Bulgarian)
21027Extended Alpha Lowercase
21866Ukrainian (KOI8-U)
28591ISO 8859-1 Latin I
28592ISO 8859-2 Central Europe
28593ISO 8859-3 Latin 3
28594ISO 8859-4 Baltic
28595ISO 8859-5 Cyrillic
28596ISO 8859-6 Arabic
28597ISO 8859-7 Greek
28598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
28599ISO 8859-9 Latin 5
28605ISO 8859-15 Latin 9
29001Europa 3
38598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
50220ISO 2022 Japanese with no halfwidth Katakana
50221ISO 2022 Japanese with halfwidth Katakana
50222ISO 2022 Japanese JIS X 0201-1989
50225ISO 2022 Korean
50227ISO 2022 Simplified Chinese
50229ISO 2022 Traditional Chinese
50930Japanese (Katakana) Extended
50931US/Canada and Japanese
50933Korean Extended and Korean
50935Simplified Chinese Extended and Simplified Chinese
50936Simplified Chinese
50937US/Canada and Traditional Chinese
50939Japanese (Latin) Extended and Japanese
51932EUC - Japanese
51936EUC - Simplified Chinese
51949EUC - Korean
51950EUC - Traditional Chinese
52936HZ-GB2312 Simplified Chinese
54936Windows XP: GB18030 Simplified Chinese (4 Byte)
57002ISCII Devanagari
57003ISCII Bengali
57004ISCII Tamil
57005ISCII Telugu
57006ISCII Assamese
57007ISCII Oriya
57008ISCII Kannada
57009ISCII Malayalam
57010ISCII Gujarati
57011ISCII Punjabi
65000Unicode UTF-7
65001Unicode UTF-8
The following is a list of valid code page identifiers for Mac OS only:
IdentifierName
1ASCII
2NEXTSTEP
3JapaneseEUC
4UTF8
5ISOLatin1
6Symbol
7NonLossyASCII
8ShiftJIS
9ISOLatin2
10Unicode
11WindowsCP1251
12WindowsCP1252
13WindowsCP1253
14WindowsCP1254
15WindowsCP1250
21ISO2022JP
30MacOSRoman
10UTF16String
0x90000100UTF16BigEndian
0x94000100UTF16LittleEndian
0x8c000100UTF32String
0x98000100UTF32BigEndian
0x9c000100UTF32LittleEndian
65536Proprietary

LicenseInfo:   Information about the current license.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the license this instance of a class is using. It will return the following information:

  • Product: The product the license is for.
  • Product Key: The key the license was generated from.
  • License Source: Where the license was found (e.g., RuntimeLicense, License File).
  • License Type: The type of license installed (e.g., Royalty Free, Single Server).
  • Last Valid Build: The last valid build number for which the license will work.
MaskSensitive:   Whether sensitive data is masked in log messages.

In certain circumstances it may be beneficial to mask sensitive data, like passwords, in log messages. Set this to true to mask sensitive data. The default is true.

This setting only works on these classes: AS3Receiver, AS3Sender, Atom, Client(3DS), FTP, FTPServer, IMAP, OFTPClient, SSHClient, SCP, Server(3DS), Sexec, SFTP, SFTPServer, SSHServer, TCPClient, TCPServer.

UseInternalSecurityAPI:   Whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

When set to false, the class will use the system security libraries by default to perform cryptographic functions where applicable.

Setting this configuration setting to true tells the class to use the internal implementation instead of using the system security libraries.

This setting is set to false by default on all platforms.

Trappable Errors (class ipworksedi.cargotranslator)

CargoTranslator Errors

304   Could not write to file.
1000   Invalid schema file.
1001   No schema found.
1002   Schema format error.
1003   Line or message was too long.
1004   Failed to parse the message version.
1005   Element is not in the schema file or is not a simple element.
1006   Could not find the element.