Glossary
Documint terms
Term
Definition
array
A data structure consisting of a collection of elements (values or variables), each identified by at least one array index or key.
booleans
Booleans are values that are either true or false.
collections
A collection is an array of objects.
conditional logic
Set rules, or conditions, that cause your process to change based on input.
functions
Functions allow you to manipulate data in your template.
merging
The process of combining data with a template to produce a document.
minted document
A minted document is a document created when you merge your template with your data.
nesting
Information is organized in layers, or where objects contain other similar objects.
object
Objects are groups of key-value pairs.
path
A path is a string used to access a property deep within the data being merged with your template. For accessing nested properties within an object, use a . to access nested properties and [] to access a specific item in an array.
snakecase
Style of text in which each space is replaced by an underscore character and the first letter of each word is written in lowercase. An example is: "hello_world"
strings
a sequence of characters or simply text data
template
Templates are blueprints for your documents. You can think of a template as a document but with variables instead of the actual data that the document will contain. When you merge your data with a template you've created a document.
variable
used to tell Documint where in your template to place your data
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