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Tip: The Extract Tool creates and configures EXTRACT, FIND and REPEAT. A detailed reference with examples is available, see Extracting Data From Files.

By default FIND alone will extract only the first occurrence of a match with its Value: parameter. REPEAT is a Parent to one or more FIND's to force them to continue to search through the file extracting multiple instances of their Value: parameters. REPEAT works in one of two ways:

  • A FIND is repeated a fixed number of times using the Maximum Number of Matches: parameter.
  • A FIND is repeated until a match is found in the file for the REPEATStop When Value: parameter.

If no parameters are set in a REPEAT a Child FIND will be repeated until the end of the file is reached.

Optional Parameters:
Maximum Number of Matches:Integer number of matches before Child FIND's stop searching.
Stop When Value:Same syntax as Value: parameter of a FIND. When found, the REPEAT will
stop all Child FIND's.
Stop Line:Specify whether a Child FIND can also match the same line that the Stop
When Value:
matches. (default→Include in Search or Exclude from Search)
Type:Data types to match to the object references set in Stop When Value:. (Integer, Real, Text)