Returning Results: Output Component

The “Output” component returns a record as output of the wrapper. This record can contain fields of any type, simple or complex (records, lists and pages). To use it, add it to the workspace (image0 icon), connect it at the desired place in the workflow and specify the input record in the “Record” parameter in the component input configuration area. Alternatively, a list of records can be specified in the “Input records” parameter. Wrapper results are returned to the calling application as soon as they are obtained, without waiting for the wrapper execution to finish.

To finish the first stage of our example, just insert a new “Output” component after the “Record Constructor” component configured in the previous section and specify as its input the record returned by the RecordConstructor component (MAILMESSAGEOUT). Notice that, if no transformation were necessary, we could also choose the record returned by the Iterator component, or we could drop the Iterator component and specify the Extractor component’s output as the value for the Output component’s “Input records” parameter. As the Output component is also inside of the Iterator execution loop, then for each iteration it will return the record created by the Record Constructor component, and the final result of the wrapper will be a list with all the processed records.

Use of the Output component shows the use and configuration of the component.

Use of the Output component

Use of the Output component

Complete process of the first part of the example shows the complete process for the first part of the example. A similar wrapper structure is generated when a wrapper is created using the template “StandardTemplate” in the wrapper creation dialog. Use this template to save time when building a wrapper that browses to a results page and extracts a list of records.

Complete process of the first part of the example

Complete process of the first part of the example