In WebSphere Message Broker v8 and IBM Integration Bus v9, you can use transforms, cast (xs:<type>) functions, and use XPath 2.0 functions to perform different actions on input data and move the result to the output element. You can also use a Cast function to cast schema types. You choose the appropriate mapping operation depending on the result that you want to achieve.
Transforms that support conditional control can use XPath 2.0 expressions, or invoke Java or ESQL functions.
In the Graphical Data Mapping editor, you can use the Cast function to cast schema types.
You use the xs:<type> functions where <type> is the name of the type for the result. These functions are also know as XML constructor functions.
Look for future entries using casts with xsd:extension and xsd:restriction.