This connector feeds an AssemblyLine with entries provided as the connector's parameter. It works like a regular connector, but without having a separate input file. Conceptually, this connector is useful for feeding a test AssemblyLine with test cases which are actually stored as part of the config file. Also this component may come in quite handy when you need to parse data inside the AssemblyLine resulting in a series of entries that you want to iterate over. In this case, you can attach the Form Entry Connector to a Connector Loop and then map the byte stream to the Raw Data Text parameter.
This connector feeds an AssemblyLine with raw data provided as a parameter to the connector. The connector uses the configured parser to parse the raw data, creates a valid entry and passes it to the underlying AssemblyLine.
The Form Entry Connector has two parameters:
first:John last:Smith . id:2 first:Jane last:DoeThis text can be easily parsed with the Simple Parser and a resulting entries dump would look like this:
CTGDIS003I *** Start dumping Entry Operation: generic Entry attributes: last (replace): 'Smith' first (replace): 'John' id (replace): '1' CTGDIS004I *** Finished dumping Entry CTGDIS003I *** Start dumping Entry Operation: generic Entry attributes: last (replace): 'Doe' first (replace): 'Jane' id (replace): '2' CTGDIS004I *** Finished dumping Entry