Parse a variable

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


  1. Select Parse variable 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 variable operation.
    You can use regular 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.
  2. Fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Field Description
    Variable Specify the name of the variable.
    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 variable operation.
Field Value
Hierarchy Applications > Application Servers
CI Type WebSphere EAR
Pattern J2EE EAR on Linux
Section EAR to MQ Connectivity
Step number and Name 6. Calc base_was_dir location