Altova Announces Version 2024 with AI Assistants, PDF Data Mapping, and More

BEVERLY, Mass., Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Altova® ( announced the release of Version 2024 of its desktop developer tools, server software, and regulatory solutions with important new features.

“We are excited to announce AI integration in multiple products to enhance developer productivity and creativity,” said Alexander Falk, President and CEO for Altova. “At the same time, we’ve added one of the most-often requested features to MapForce, which is support for PDF. The new MapForce PDF Extractor will be a game changer for unlocking the volumes of data previously trapped in PDF documents and accessing it for use in data integration and ETL processes.” 

New features across the product line include:

  • AI Assistant in XMLSpy immediately boosts productivity for XML and JSON development tasks by generating schemas, instance documents, and sample data based on natural language prompts. The AI Assistant can also generate XSL, XPath, and XQuery code. Generated code can be copied, opened in a new document, or sent to the XPath/XQuery window for further review and refinement.
  • MapForce PDF Extractor is an easy-to-use, visual utility for defining the structure of a PDF document and extracting data from it. That data is then available for mapping to other formats in MapForce, including Excel, JSON, databases, XML, etc., for conversion, data integration, and ETL processes.
  • AI integration in DatabaseSpy includes an AI Assistant for generating SQL statements, sample data, table relations, and more, as well as AI extensions to explain, pretty print, and complete SQL statements. This AI functionality can offer a significant productivity boost for users of the multi-database tool and SQL editor.
  • Split output preview for XML and database report design in StyleVision lets designers see the changes they make in a design reflected in the output in real time. The option splits the UI into two, side-by-side panes that show the design and corresponding output in HTML, PDF, Word, or text at the same time.

These and many additional features are available in Version 2024. To view the new features in each product and access trial downloads please visit:

About Altova

Altova® is a software company offering specialized tools for both developers and business users. The creator of XMLSpy®, MapForce® and other award-winning products, Altova is a key player in the software tools industry and the leader in XML and JSON solution development tools. The company offers a complete line of desktop developer software for XML, JSON, SQL, and UML; high-performance workflow automation server products; and a cross-platform mobile and enterprise app development platform. In addition, Altova offers cloud-based SaaS apps that make working with complex technologies easy for business users. Founded in 1992, Altova is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts and Vienna, Austria.

Altova, XMLSpy, MapForce, StyleVision, and DatabaseSpy are registered trademarks of Altova GmbH in the United States and other countries. The names of and references to other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. 

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