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Use a data transform to define how to take source data values — data that is in one format and class — and turn them into data of another format and class (the "destination" or "target").

In general, data transformation involves both mapping data from a source to a target, and performing any conversions or other transformations on that data that might be required to achieve the intended mapped results.

Some examples of situations in which to use a data transform are:

See the help for the Definition tab and the individual help topics that describe the specific data transforms actions for further details and examples. See also PDN article Introduction to Data Transform rules.

Even though an activity could be used to set many property values on a page, using a data transform speeds development, because the data transform form is easier to understand than the Activity form.

Where referenced

There are three main data transforms involved in data management using data pages:

Other parts of PRPC that reference data transforms include:

Data transform rules can be referenced by other data transforms.

Rule types that create clipboard pages (such as Connector rules, Service rules, and other rule types) can use data transforms.


Use these topics to learn about a specific data transform action:


Use the Application Explorer to access data transforms that apply to the work types in your application. Use the Records Explorer to list all data transforms available to you.


Data transform rules are part of the Data Model category. A data transform is an instance of the Rule-Obj-Model class.

Related topics How to unit test a data transform
Apply-DataTransform method
Standard rules Standard data transforms

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