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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

Example

Example

You are parsing a document in which a date can appear in either of the following patterns:
21/10/03 October 21, 2003
To process this content, you can define an
Alternatives
anchor that contains two
Content
anchors that store their output in different XML elements. Each XML element is constrained to accept one of the date patterns. The
Alternatives
anchor is configured with
selector = ScriptOrder
.
When the Parser runs the
Alternatives
anchor, it tests the first
Content
anchor. If the date matches the pattern of the first anchor, the first
Content
anchor succeeds. If the date does not match the pattern, the first
Content
anchor fails, and the
Alternatives
anchor tests the second
Content
anchor. In this way, the Parser can process both date patterns.


Updated March 18, 2021