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1   /*
2    * Copyright 2006-2007 the original author or authors.
3    *
4    * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
5    * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
6    * You may obtain a copy of the License at
7    *
8    *      http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
9    *
10   * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
11   * distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
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13   * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
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15   */
16  package org.springframework.batch.item.file.transform;
17  
18  /**
19   * This class will convert an object to an array of its parts.
20   * 
21   * @author Dave Syer
22   * 
23   */
24  public interface FieldExtractor<T> {
25  
26  	/**
27  	 * @param item
28  	 * @return an array containing item's parts
29  	 */
30  	Object[] extract(T item);
31  
32  }