DataSource configuration reference: Introduction

The following pages define the configuration items that you can use to configure a DataSource application (such as Liberator, Transformer or an Integration Adapter).

Tip: You usually implement DataSource applications as Platform blades and deploy them using the Caplin Platform Deployment Framework, so you set up the configuration for them within the appropriate bits of the Deployment Framework's file structure. For how to do this, see the How Can I... pages listed below under See also.

There's a page (or sometimes more) for each area of configuration (peer connections, data services, logging, and so on), listing all the configuration items that are available for that area. Most configuration items can be used in both C-based and Java-based DataSource applications, including Liberator and Transformer.

Applicability

The applicability of a configuration item is indicated like this:

Use in:
tick (check mark)C-based DataSource applications
crossJava-based DataSource applications

In this example, the blue tick (check mark) means that the item can be used to configure C-based DataSource applications (built using the C DataSource API), whereas the grey cross means the item can't be used to configure Java-based DataSource applications (built using the Caplin Integration Suite).

Mandatory items and default values

If a configuration item or an option within an item has a default value, the item/option is optional and if you don't specify it, its default value will apply.

If the default is shown as [none], the item/option is mandatory (unless otherwise indicated) - you must specify it in your configuration. For example, the service-name and add-source-group options of the add-data-service item have no default, so if you define a data service, it must at least have a name and a single add-source-group:

add-data-service
   service-name MyDataService
   add-source-group
      ...
   add-source-group
end-data-service

Links to the DataSource configuration reference pages


See also: