User Guide : Map Connectors : Source and Target Map Connectors : FIX
 
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FIX
The Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol is a "language" which defines specific kinds of electronic messages for communicating securities transactions between two parties. FIX defines only the format of the messages and the session-level interaction between two applications -- it is not a software application in its own right. With the FIX connector, Map Designer can read and write FIX data files.
Note:  For details about creating a new file, replacing or appending to an existing file, and updating or deleting records, see Mapping Target from Source Data.
Limitations
No known limitations at this time.
Property Options
Property Options
S/T
Description
Unicode
S
This property is important if your HCFA file is Unicode encoded. The default is false, therefore if your target HCFA file is Unicode encoded, change this setting to true.
Schema File
ST
Allows you to choose a schema file for your source or target file.
Validation
ST
False is the default setting. When Validation is true, the adapter validates:
Field requirement
Field default value if this value is defined
Validates the CheckSum
Validation works differently on source and target files. Validation on the source side occurs when you apply the source property options. On the target side, validation occurs at run time. If validation is successful, this is indicated in the log file and if there are errors, error messages are logged to the log file. On source-side validation, the first error is recorded in the log file and then the transformation stops before any other errors are recorded. On the target side, all errors are recorded to the log file, since validation occurs at run-time.
Data Type
The data types are:
amt
Boolean
char
Country
Currency
data
day-of-month
Exchange
Field
float
Group
int
Length
LocalMktDate
month-year
MultipleValueString
NumInGroup
Percentage
Price
PriceOffset
Qty
SeqNum
String
TagNum
UTCDate
UTCTimeOnly
UTCTimestamp