Which Monarch version are you using?
How can you use the parsing features and markup labels on an HTML files to set a good trap. On an old "text" file a trap could have many trap characters "horizontally". However this feature is more difficult using HTML files where the report looks "vertical". Any tips? /b[/quote]
I think I would find it useful if you could provide an example (or two) of the problems you are having. (I am assuming that you have checked out the Help sections and read the bits about the Floating Trap?)
As far as I see it the HTML interpretation simply cuts out all the formatting stuff and leaves the text and URL type information that is actually "useful". Sometimes this may shift around on a line so the Floating Trap can be used to compensate - for instance if you wanted to pick up everything to the right of the text string "http", wherever that might occur on the line.
However, there may well be limits that adversely affect your options for the files you are trying to deconstruct! Indeed you may even have a need to produce something based on the tags and markups that Monarch is specifically excluding (represented by the greyed out lines). In that case, simply change the file extension and try reading it as an 'ordinary' file.
But I am guessing. Point us at an example of the problem and tell us what the difficulty is so that we can mull over it and try to come up with a solution for you.
Edited - Clarification related to "the greyed out lines)
Hi Guys, I am using Monarch Pro Version 7. I can see the HTML report and the tags / mark ups etc but it's the interpretion of these and using them in a trap that I find difficult. /b[/quote]
[size="1"][ September 09, 2003, 08:16 AM: Message edited by: Grant Perkins ][/size]