Table of Contents

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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

Adjusting the Search Criteria

Adjusting the Search Criteria

The Script can search for anchors according to a large number of search criteria, for example:
  • According to the delimiter locations, which the Script learns from the example source
  • According to a positional offset, in other words, the number of characters from a reference point
  • By searching for particular text
  • By searching for a pattern or regular expression
  • By searching for a specified data type
  • By searching for an attribute value
You can combine these search criteria in almost any way. For example, you might specify that a
Content
anchor begins two tabs after a
Marker
anchor, and that it is 10 characters long. If you do this, you are using a delimiter criterion to define the beginning of the
Content
anchor, and an offset criterion to define the end.
The components that perform these searches are called searcher components. For more information, see Searcher Component Reference.