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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

Source and Target Properties

Source and Target Properties

The
source
and
target
properties exist in components such as the following:
  • In parsers:
    Parser Group RepeatingGroup EnclosedGroup FindReplaceAnchor
  • In serializers:
    Serializer GroupSerializer RepeatingGroupSerializer
  • In mappers:
    Mapper GroupMapping RepeatingGroupMapping
In all these categories, the meaning and usage of the properties is identical:
  • The
    source
    property identifies existing data holders that a transformation should use.
  • The
    target
    property identifies data holders that may or may not already exist. If they exist, the transformation uses them. If they do not exist, the transformation creates them.
After you define the
source
and/or the
target
, the subsequent components use the identified data holders. For example, if you define the
target
of a
Group
, the anchors nested within the
Group
use the data holders that the
target
identifies.
There are properties called
source
and
target
in some other components such as
Map
. These properties have a different meaning and usage from the above. For an explanation, please see the components where the properties are used.


Updated September 26, 2018