Data Converter

The data converter is used to perform conversions between object types. It has typesafe methods for converting arbitrary input objects to specific classes or primitive types and generic methods for conversions to arbitrary output types. The basic data converter supplied with OBE supports various hard-coded conversions that will handle most if not all types likely to be encountered in normal usage. If your application requires unsupported type conversions it is straightforward to subclass the basic implementation and override methods as required.

A future release may provide a configurable data converter based upon Apache Commons-Converter if it achieves release status.