This data converter allows manipulation of the input text in a flexible way
using a pattern and an
expression. The pattern can
be used to extract text pieces from the input text, and these text pieces can then be used
in the expression to construct the output text.
The Advanced Extract data converter is configured using the following properties:
- Contains a pattern
that is matched against the input text. Note that the pattern must match the entire input text. Otherwise, the converter
will fail, producing an error.
- Ignore Case:
- If this option is selected, the pattern matching is case-insensitive, i.e. the pattern is matched
against the input text without regard for character case.
- Output Expression:
- Contains an expression
whose result becomes the output of the data converter. The expression can refer to the submatches
of the pattern using the $n notation. For example, $1 can be entered in the expression to get
the first submatch in the pattern (i.e. the text that matches the contents of the first pair of
parentheses in the pattern).
- Type in a description to be shown in the list of data converters.
If there is no type in a description, one will be generated.