Creating Start/End Region Templates

Data Prep Studio offers a new solution to users aiming to capture data from a specific section of a report by implementing Start/End Region templates.

A Start Region template identifies a line in a report where all other types of trapping (e.g., detail traps, append traps) should begin, as in the figure below. In this figure, we have instructed Data Prep Studio to begin trapping data from the first line marked "Michael" in the report. Note that since the Start Region template is only intended to mark a line, any exact-match trap will  work well here. Data in lines marked X, i.e., those lines above the trap, will NOT be captured even if they match other traps created later in the trapping session.

 

An End Region template, in contrast to a Start Region, identifies a line in a report where all other types of traps (i.e., detail traps, append traps) should end, as in the figure below. In this figure, we have instructed Data Prep Studio to stop trapping data when a line that begins with "Cleveland" is encountered. Similar to Start Region templates, any exact-match trap will work well here. Data in lines marked X, i.e., those lines below the trap, will NOT be captured even if they match other traps created later in the trapping session.

 

The figure below shows Start and End Region templates used simultaneously.

 

When a template, such as a detail template, is to be created after Start/End Region templates have been specified, only the section between the lines beginning with "Michael" and ending in "Cleveland" are available for possible trapping.

 

 

 

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