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Parse a file

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Parse a file

Use the Parse file operation to extract information from a file to be stored in a variable table.


  1. Select Parse file from the Operation list in one of the following locations:
    • the Identification Sections or Connectivity Sections for Service Mapping
    • the Step window for Discovery

    Defining parameters and conditions for the parse file operation.
  2. Fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Field Description
    File path Specify the file path and click Retrieve File.
    Important: Avoid entering a specific path to a location or file because it can be different on different operating systems. It is recommended to use variables for paths.
    You can use variables. You can also use values from a temporary tabular variable: from a specific field or a specific column in a table sequentially, starting from the first row. For more information, see Useful shortcuts in Pattern Designer.
    Parsing strategy To change from the default, select a parsing strategy from the list. The parsing strategy is independent of the parse operation. See Parsing strategies.
    Quick find (Optional) To find content quickly within a text box, specify the search text.


The following configuration is an example of the Parse file operation.
Field Value
Hierarchy Applications > Application Servers
CI Type BizTalk Orchestration
Pattern BizTalk Orchestration pattern
Section Identification for BizTalk Orchestration
Step number and Name 7. get all send ports