A dynamic separator is a string-type separator, which value is calculated at runtime.
Example: We want to use a web source that contains tuples for the relation COUNTRY (NAME, NUMBER_INHABITANTS, EXTENSION_IN_KMS) to obtain data of a country from its name. The interface of this source consists on a page with a list of links to details pages of every country. To locate the link of a country, without knowing at generation time the name of the country that we want to obtain the details of, we should use a dynamic separator. In this case “@COUNTRY”
ANCHOR (:URLPAGECOUNTRY=URL) "@COUNTRY" ENDANCHOR
The values of dynamic separators used in a DEXTL program of an Extractor component are obtained from the input of the component (“Input values”). This values can be
See more about the Extractor component in the section Extractor of the ITPilot Generation Environment Guide.