Parse text using delimited text

In discovery patterns, you can parse text into variables using the Delimited text parsing strategy.

Procedure

  1. On the Identification or Connectivity Sections form for parse operations, select the Delimited text parsing strategy.
  2. Fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Field Description
    Include lines with Specify the constraints used to determine which lines are included in the text selection.
    Exclude lines with Specify the constraints used to determine which lines are excluded in the text selection.
    Line separator Specify the non-default character used as a line separator in the text. Default separators are either NEWLINE or CARRIAGE RETURN, depending on the operating system.
    Use default Select this check box to use the default line separator.
  3. Define the string to be parsed from within Debug mode, or outside of Debug mode.
    OptionDescription
    In Debug mode
    1. Select the string to be parsed in the text box, or by using the Quick find field.
    2. Provide a unique and meaningful name for the variable and click OK. The variable is added to the Variables table.
    Outside of Debug mode
    1. Click Delimiters and specify the delimiter settings. For additional delimiters, click the plus icon (+), and then click OK when finished.
    2. Specify the positions, separating multiple positions by commas.
    3. Click the plus icon (+) to add the variable and assign a unique and meaningful name. The variable is added to the Variables table.
  4. To end the discovery process if no results are found, select the If not found check box.

What to do next

Finalize a pattern