Introduction to base classes you can use when creating custom converters in Sitecore Data Exchange Framework.

When you create a custom component for Data Exchange Framework, you usually need to create a template to represent the component. You need a converter in order to transform items based on the template into a format that is compatible with Data Exchange Framework.

Converters are implemented in code. This section describes the base classes you can use to simplify the task of creating custom converters.


Data Exchange Framework provides its own object mapping implementation, instead of using an existing tool like Glass.Mapper. This is because these tools typically are designed to run on a Sitecore server and have a dependency on the Sitecore kernel. Data Exchange Framework aims to avoid these requirements. Therefore it implements its own lightweight and specialized functionality.