Transforming HL7 Messages

Use the HL7 Notepad's unique message transformation functionality to dynamically alter the content of HL7 messages.

 

Transforming HL7 Messages

Transforming HL7 Messages

 

How to Transform HL7 Messages

 

Step 1: First build up your message store so that you have HL7 messages to play with

 

Step 2: Select 'Transform HL7 Messages' from the 'Tools' menu of the main window. To open up the HL7 Transformation window.

 

Step 3: Add macros to your transformation script, or open a Transformation script. There is a comprehensive example script in the <Program Folder>\Transformation Scripts folder called "Example Transformation Script.xml". To remove a macro from the script click the 'Delete' button in the macro list. To change a macro click the 'Edit' button in the macro list. To temporarily disable a macro from being executed simply uncheck the 'Enabled' box in the macro list.

 

Step 4: Click the "Run" button on the toolbar.

 

Step 5: After the transformation process completes just close the window to update your message store.

 

How To Add and Edit Macros

 

Step 1: Click 'Add New Macro' on the toolbar        to add a new macro or click 'Edit' in the macro list to change an existing macro. This will open up the Transformation Macro Window.

Transformation Macro Window

Transformation Macro Window

 

Step 2: Select (or enter) the Segment, Field Number and Component Number you wish to alter with this macro.

Choosing which component you wish to change

Choosing which component you wish to change

 

 

Step 3: Choose which UltraPort HL7 Notepad Transformation Macro you wish to execute against the component you selected. For a reference of all macros see the macro reference. Some macros require that you enter 1 or more parameters in the parameters section. You will see detailed instructions on how to complete each macros required and optional parameters across the bottom.

Choose a macro and enter the parameters (if required)

Choose a macro and enter the parameters (if required)

 

Step 4: (Optional). If you wish to make the macro "conditional" you can click on the 'Conditional Instructions' tab and select

 

Enter conditional instructions

Enter conditional instructions

 

 

 

Step 5: Click 'Ok' and you're done. Don't forget to save your transformation script so you can use it over and over again.

 

 

 

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