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DATA-INTO Parser can access Populating Data Structure's Field attribute details
This would allow the parser to make better decisions in many cases.
Example 1: If we need the add some custom logic like if a data is getting truncated. If parser have access to know the populating field attribute it will be possible to implement this logic.
Scott Klement provided the below two example in a midrange email forum.
Example 2: If an element is supposed to get a default value from the parser, should it use a *blank or 0 or d'0001-01-01' No way to know what to pass right now because the parser knows nothing about the variable it's mapping into.
Example 3: Suppose the parser wants to implement a feature similar to the "countprefix" feature where there is another field with a prefix that corresponds to the first field. Since we have no way to see what is in the data structure, we can't evaluate whether there's a field with a prefix -- meaning the parser is limited in the decisions it can make with what to do with the data.
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