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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Data Transformation
  3. Data Processor Transformation
  4. Wizard Input and Output Formats
  5. Relational Input and Output
  6. XMap
  7. Libraries
  8. Schema Object
  9. Command Line Interface
  10. Scripts
  11. Parsers
  12. Script Ports
  13. Document Processors
  14. Formats
  15. Data Holders
  16. Anchors
  17. Transformers
  18. Actions
  19. Serializers
  20. Mappers
  21. Locators, Keys, and Indexing
  22. Streamers
  23. Validators, Notifications, and Failure Handling
  24. Validation Rules
  25. Custom Script Components

Data Transformation User Guide

Data Transformation User Guide

Optional Sections

Optional Sections

In the above example, suppose that the second section,
Professional Experience
, is missing from some source documents. Its separator, the line of hyphens, is always present.
---------------------------- Jane Palmer Employee ID 123456 ---------------------------- ---------------------------- Education ...
To handle this situation, configure the
DelimitedSections
in the following way:
  • In the second
    Group
    anchor, select the
    optional
    property. This means that if the
    Group
    fails, it does not cause the
    DelimitedSections
    to fail.
  • In the
    DelimitedSections
    anchor, set
    using_placeholders = always
    . This means that the anchor looks for the separator of the optional section, even if the section itself is missing.
Now suppose that if the
Professional Experience
section is missing, its separator is also missing.
---------------------------- Jane Palmer Employee ID 123456 ---------------------------- Education ...
In this case, configure the
DelimitedSections
as follows:
  • In the second
    Group
    anchor, select the
    optional
    property.
  • In the
    DelimitedSections
    anchor, set
    using_placeholders = never
    . This means that the anchor should not look for the separator of a missing section.