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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

Marker and Content Anchors

Marker and Content Anchors

The most commonly used anchors are called
Marker
and
Content
anchors. These anchors are often used as a pair:
  • A
    Marker
    anchor labels a location in a document.
  • A
    Content
    anchor retrieves text from the location.
To understand these anchors, imagine a printed questionnaire. The first line typically asks for the person's last name and first name, with each label followed by a blank space to receive the information. The printed labels
Last Name
and
First Name
are
Marker
anchors, and the blank spaces are
Content
anchors. The anchors provide a means to home in on the data and extract it from the source document.