Table of Contents

Search

  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

Additional Components

Additional Components

The Create Serializer command inverts the anchors of a Parser. It does not invert components such as document processors, transformers, or actions.
For example, suppose that a Parser uses a
PdfToTxt_4
document processor to convert PDF source documents to text. The Parser contains anchors that transform the text to XML.
The auto-generated Serializer transforms the XML back to text. It does not convert the text to PDF. To obtain PDF output, edit the Serializer and insert an
XmlToDocument
processor.
In another example, suppose that a Parser uses an
AddString
transformer to add a prefix to the output of a
Content
anchor. The auto-generated Serializer does not remove the prefix. If you need to remove it, you can insert a component such as a
Replace
transformer.