We are happy to announce some exciting features that we've released this week. The three major enhancements have been Test Mode, Cross Reference Tables and Flat File Import. We are always looking at ways to reduce the time it takes to setup an integration and get it working. You find that as a common theme in our latest feature releases.
The first enhancement, Test Mode, is by far the most exciting. There is no longer the need to build a process, deploy, execute & wait for the results in the Manage tab. You now actually have the ability to test a process right from the Build tab while the process is open! You simply need to click 'Test Mode' located in the upper right hand corner of your process and the screen will transform for you. Choose your atom, hit the play button and watch it run. You'll even see each shape hilight green and red based on the status of the run. Logging also occurs at each shape, so debugging becomes very easy. There are some data & size limitations for testing, but it comes in handy during development.
Cross Reference Tables
Next is our Cross Reference Table functionality. Ever have some referencable lists that you'd like to maintain, but dont want to create a database table somewhere or write code? For example, System A may have our country code defined as "_unitedStates", while System B defines it as "US", and System C may be "United States". You no longer need to waste time on a database on your network, or write code to cross reference these values. You can just create a table in your process and use/reuse in your maps, decisions, message shapes, etc.
Flat File Importer
Last but not least is our flat file importer. We've heard the requests of our users and delivered. You no longer have to manually build out your flat file mapping structures by hand. In the flat file profile, you simply need to click the import button and pick a CSV file that is representative of your sample data. Bingo, fields get populated for you! Now all thats left is to define your length and mandatory field level rules. We have now taken the fastest-to-deploy integration service and made it even faster!
We hope you all enjoy these recent additions and there are much more to come. If you have any feedback on these, or other recommendations, please join our forums (www.boomi.com/bod_forums) and chime in. Or if you're working in the application, feel free to ping our support team via live chat with your ideas as well (8am-8pm ET) We truly welcome your thoughts!