Directory of the flat file cache where the Analyst tool stores uploaded flat files. The Analyst Service and the Data Integration Service must be able to access this directory. If the Analyst Service and the Data Integration Service run on different nodes, configure the flat file directory to use a shared directory. If the Data Integration Service runs on primary and back-up nodes or on a grid, each Data Integration Service process must be able to access the files in the shared directory.
When you import a reference table or flat file source, the Analyst tool uses the files from this directory to create a reference table or flat file data object. Restart the Analyst Service if you change the flat file location.