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Data Variable Properties

Data Variable Properties

The Data Variables Properties window is where you create variables for the extracted data. There are several options that tell Message Parse how to find and output that extracted data.

1Add Variable Button

Add Variable Button
Click the Add button to create a new variable.

2Remove Variable Button

Remove Variable Button
Use the Remove Button to delete the variable that is currently selected in the variable list to the left.

3Variable List

Variable List
List of variables that have been created. To edit an existing variable simply click the variable name. Once selected the variable properties below are automatically filled in.

4Variable Help String

Variable Help String
The Help string is a text view of the selected variable properties.

5Variable Name

Variable Name
Here you type in a unique name for the variable. The name should be something that makes it easy for you to identify what data from your email message the variable represents.

6Message Field List

Message Field List
From the drop down list you select what message field will be looked at for this variable. There are several fields such as body, sender name, sender address, sent date, sent time, subject etc.

7Before Data Anchor

Before Data Anchor
Here you tell the program where the data will start. The options are “Beginning of Field” and “After Defined Text”. Using the “After Defined Text” option allows you to enter the text to be searched for. For example you might want data after "Name: " in the body of the text. If you were selecting the Subject for example you might use Beginning of Field.

8After Defined Text Field

After Defined Text Field
If you select "After Defined Text" in the "Data Starts" field you will need to enter the specified text here.
For example you might want the data just after "Name: " . That is what you would enter here.

9After Data Anchor

After Data Anchor
Here you tell the program that the data text ends just before this spot. The options are End of Field, End of Line and After Defined Text. If the "After Defined Text" option is selected a text box is presented to the right for entering the text.

10Match Case Checkbox

Match Case Checkbox
This flag tells the program whether or not the defined text is to match the case as well. If not checked the case of the defined text is ignored.

11Match Whole String Checkbox

Match Whole String Checkbox
This flag tells Message Parse the whole string is to be matched.

12Start Of Line Checkbox

Start Of Line Checkbox
If using defined text this flag tells the program whether or not the text is to be in the start of a line to be valid text. Where you might use this is if you had two spots, "Company Name:" and "Name:". What you're looking for is the second "Name:". So you would distinguish the two spots by using this option.

13Use Quotation Mark Checkbox

Use Quotation Mark Checkbox
This flag tells Message Parse whether or not to put quotation marks around the extracted data. This option is used for text file output only. It is common for comma delimited files.

14Remove Line Feed Checkbox

Remove Line Feed Checkbox
If you have data that includes more than one line of data you can tell the program to remove the line feeds when written to the output file. This is useful when you want the data to remain as a single string.


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