Parse text from a vertical file In discovery patterns, you can use the Vertical file parsing strategy to parse text into variables for vertical files. Select one of parsing operations from the Operation list in one of the following locations: the Identification Sections or Connectivity Sections for Service Mapping the Step window for Discovery Select the Vertical file from the Parsing strategy list. Fill in the fields, as appropriate. Field Description Separators for Specify the separators used between sections, lines, and columns. Set variables as Table: Select this option if the target table contains multiple columns. List: Select this option for a single string (scalar). Target Table Specify the target table name. To end the discovery process if no results are found, select the If not found check box.