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

Failure Handling

Failure Handling

A failure is an event that prevents a component from processing data in the expected way. An anchor might fail if it searches for text that does not exist in the source document. A transformer or action might fail if its input is empty or has an inappropriate data type.
A failure can be a perfectly normal occurrence. For example, a source document might contain an optional date. A Parser contains a
anchor that processes the date, if it exists. If the date does not exist in a particular source document, the
anchor fails.
By configuring the transformation appropriately, you can control the result of a failure. In the above example, you might configure the Parser to ignore the missing data and continue processing.
The event log displays warnings about failures. In addition, you can configure a transformation to write a failure message in a user log.

Updated March 18, 2021