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3. Developer's Reference

Target Reports, TextConverter, and SiMX's other Target components utilize VBScript within the project.  The script has access to virtually all the objects used in the project. Objects, including input fields and output fields are easily invoked by name and can be easily added by dragging and dropping into the script.  Scripting takes place in the script pane of the user interface.  Scripting is a powerful, yet simple tool designed to remove all limitations from text data conversion.


Objects and Methods

Target Reports includes several built-in objects which methods give you more control over your conversion procedure. 

The objects include:

 TextConverter The .this object has methods and functions for parsing. Use these in conjunction with TextConverter to control parsing in your workflow
 Target Common useful set of methods
 Value An atomic named piece of information
 DB  Access to a database
 DBCreator To create a new database/table
 DS To specify a data source location

Each object includes its own specific methods or children sub-objects. 

Regular Expressions Guide

When working with TextConverter, you may need to use regular expressions. This is a guide to common regular expressions that you may encounter

Target Reports is a workflow automation component. It accessible as a COM server and a .NET assembly.  It exposes virtually all of the key properties and methods for interaction with your software and offer a runtime version with the developer license so that you can run Target Reports projects on your windows servers with or without having the authoring tool installed.