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Matches all lines below the anchor line on the current page if:

  • The anchor line's left and right boundaries ("x extent") contain the target line's x extent, or vice versa.


  • The anchor line and target line overlap by at least 50% of the narrower line’s x extent.


id (required)column
tiebreakerfirst, second, third, last, >, <Which line in the column is the target. Use the comparisons > and < to grab maximum and minimum values in the column. By default the comparisons are sorted alphanumerically using unicode values. If you want to compare numeric amounts and ignore non-numbers, then add type: number or type: currency as a top-level parameter to the field.
includeAnchortrue, false. default: falseIncludes the anchor line in the method output


The following example shows that:

  • If you specify "type": "string" (the default), you get the entire column returned as a joined string.
  • If you specify a tiebreaker, you get a single element in the column.

You can try out this example yourself in the Sensible app using the following downloadable PDF and config:

Example PDF for columnDownload link
  "fields": [
      "id": "example_column",
      "anchor": "may 2020",
      "type": "string",
      "method": {
        "id": "column"
      "id": "example_column_2",
      "anchor": "may 2020",
      "method": {
        "id": "column",
        "tiebreaker": ">"

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