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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. Using the IntelliScript Editor
  7. XMap
  8. Libraries
  9. Schema Object
  10. Command Line Interface
  11. Scripts
  12. Parsers
  13. Script Ports
  14. Document Processors
  15. Formats
  16. Data Holders
  17. Anchors
  18. Transformers
  19. Actions
  20. Serializers
  21. Mappers
  22. Locators, Keys, and Indexing
  23. Streamers
  24. Validators, Notifications, and Failure Handling
  25. Validation Rules
  26. Custom Script Components

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.


Updated February 12, 2020