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DJDE Input Filter

Platform
OnBase
Product
DJDE Input Filter
Release
Foundation 22.1
License
Standard
Essential
Premier

A continuation string automatically identifies a page as being part of the previous document.

The continuation string can override the default behavior of using Keyword Values to determine a new document in situations where you want to combine text that otherwise is considered a separate document. For example, a customer with two accounts (checking and savings) identified by separate Keyword Values is normally identified as two separate documents. If a continuation string is identified between the data, it can be appended as a single document.

The following are considerations when using continuation strings:

  • Using a continuation string can increase the speed of the process for multi-page documents when the Store Keys from First Page Only option is used.

  • Continuation strings are configured on a Document Type basis, and may be different for each Document Type in the processing format.

To configure a continuation string:

  1. From the DJDE Processor Configuration dialog box, click Continuation. The Continuation String Definition for: [process format] dialog box is displayed.
  2. From the Document Type section, select a Document Type to configure a type of continuation string.
  3. Select the Continue Unidentified Same Document option to specify that an unidentified block of text should be stored as part of the previously identified document.
    Enabling the Continue Unidentified Same Document option may cause data that needs to remain as a separate unidentified document to be appended to another document.
  4. Determine the type of continuation string for the selected Document Type from one of the following options:
    • Continuation String: the continuation of a document is marked by a particular line of text in the document. For example, the term Continued on Next Page may exist on every page of a document and can be used to trigger a continuation.

    • Continuation Number: the continuation of a document is marked by a number, for example, a page number.

    Note:

    Although some options in the dialog box are available to both types of continuation strings, only one type (Continuation String or Continuation Number) should be configured.

    Note:

    Continuation numbers are not supported when using the DJDE Input Filter.

  5. If the continuation is a string, select the Continuation String options as needed:

    Continuation String Option

    Description

    Line

    Enter the line number where the continuation string is located in the import file.

    Note:

    The maximum height of a document is 160 lines. The value in the Line field cannot exceed 160.

    Col

    Enter the column number where the continuation string is located in the import file.

    Note:

    The Col option is not required if the Search Entire Line option is selected.

    Text

    Enter the continuation string value. For example, if the term Continued on Next Page exists on every page of a document and you want to use this term as the continuation string, then enter Continued on Next Page in the Text field.

    Note:

    Continuation strings are limited to 62 characters.

    Case Sensitive

    Select this option if the continuation string must be case sensitive to correctly match the text in the import file.

    Search Entire Line

    Select this option to search for the string in the entire line of the import file from the line number specified in the Line field.

    Note:

    If this option is selected, you do not need to enter a column number in the Col field.

    Continuation String on next Page

    Select this option if the continuation string is displayed on the next page of the document. Selecting this option only extracts the Keyword Values from the first page of the document.

    Store Keys from All Pages

    Note:

    This option is only available when the Continuation String on Next Page option is selected.

    Select this option to extract Keyword Values from all the pages of the document.

    Note:

    Selecting this option can slow down the DJDE processor.

  6. If the continuation is a number, select the Continuation Number options as needed:

    Continuation Number Option

    Description

    Numeric Greater than One

    Select this option to enable continuation numbers.

    Note:

    Continuation numbers with commas are supported in continuation strings. Any character other than a comma (for example, 1%000) signifies the end of the continuation number.

    Store Keys from First Page Only

    Select this option to only extract Keyword Values on the first page of the document. This option applies to both the Continuation String and the Continuation Number options.

    Note:

    If the Continuation String on next Page option is selected, you do not need to select the Store Keys from First Page Only option. The Continuation String on next Page option defaults to only processing Keyword Values on the first page of a document.

    The advantage to this option is that the DJDE processor can run faster because when it encounters a continuation string it does not need to look at the text to extract Keyword Values.

    Note:

    The Store Keys from First Page Only option is not respected when the Store Keys from All Pages option is selected.

    Line

    Enter the line number where the continuation number is located in the import file.

    Note:

    The maximum height of a document is 160 lines. The value entered in the Line field cannot exceed 160.

    Col

    Enter the column number where the continuation number is located in the import file.

    Length

    Specify the potential length of the continuation number at the location specified in the Line and Col fields.

    Note:

    If you expect your page numbers to reach beyond one digit, make sure you set the Line, Length, and Col fields to accommodate the largest possible continuation number or variable start column (multiple digit numbers may start on a different column than single digit numbers in order to be centered in the middle of the page).

  7. Click Apply.