The Data Parser session agent is a general-purpose "search and grab" pipeline agent that scrapes either the REQ or RSP buffers of a hit for user-defined patterns. These patterns can then be manipulated.
Like the Privacy session agent, rules can be created for the Data Parser session agent to allow name/value pairs to be appended to sections in the REQ buffer. When values are found in either the request or the response, the following types of operations can be applied to the found value:
- A regular expression
- An MD5 hash
- Found values can be concatenated or listed with a delimiter
Building Data Parser rules
For the Data Parser session agent, you can create rules in the
DataParserSearchTemplates.cfg file, or whatever file is specified in the ConfigFile
property for the Data Parser configuration. You can edit this file through the Transport Service
node in TMS.