Table of Contents


  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 Sources

Example Sources

An example source is a document that contains sample input data for the Script to process during design time. You configure an example source for each Parser, Mapper, Serializer, or additional input port. The example source contains the same type of data that the Data Processor transformation receives from an input port.
By default, the
Data Viewer
view displays the example source defined for the startup component. You can also view the example source of any other component that defines an example source. When you run a Script from the
Data Viewer
view, the Data Processor transformation reads the example source documents.
You can configure the following types of example source document:
  • LocalFile. A file on the local file system.
  • Text. A string hard-coded into the Script.
  • URL. A file on the local network or the Internet.
When you run a Script in a mapping and an input document is missing, the transformation uses the example source. If no example source is configured and there is no input document, the Data Processor transformation halts and generates a fatal error.

Example Source Example

The following sample text illustrates a part of a local file that you might use for an example source when you parse HL7 documents:
MSH|^~\&|ADT1|MCM|FINGER|MCM|198808181126|SECURITY|ADT^A01|MSG00001|P|2.3.1 EVN|A01|198808181123 PID|1||PATID1234^5^M11^ADT1^MR^MCM~123456789^^^USSSA^SS|| SMITH^WILLIAM^A^III||19610615|M||C|1200 N ELM STREET^^JERUSALEM^TN^99999? 1020|GL|(999)999?1212|(999)999?3333||S||PATID12345001^2^M10^ADT1^AN^A| 123456789|987654^NC NK1|1|SMITH^OREGANO^K|WI^WIFE||||NK^NEXT OF KIN PV1|1|I|2000^2012^01||||004777^CASTRO^FRANK^J.|||SUR||||ADM|A0