HL7: Custom Delimiters


This example shows how to use the hl7.serialize.lua module to serialize an HL7 message using specified non-standard delimiters and/or escape characters.

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Using the Code [top]

  • Import the HL7: Custom Delimiters channel from the Builtin: Iguana Protocols repository
  • Experiment with the code to find out how it works
  • Then add the module to your Translator project
  • Copy the require statement from the channel and add it at the top of your script
    Note: This module uses require to return a single function
  • Adapt the code to your own requirements
  •  hl7.serialize{} to serialize the code with the desired delimiters and/or escape characters
  • Interactive scripting help is included for this module

This is the github code for the main module:

How it works [top]

The hl7.serialize{} function serializes an HL7 node tree (message) using the supplied delimiters, if no delimiters are supplied the HL7 defaults delimiters are used.

You can also supply (a parameter for) non-standard escapes for embedded delimiters, if no escapes are supplied it uses the HL7 default escapes are used.

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