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  1. Preface
  2. Using the Designer
  3. Working with Sources
  4. Working with Flat Files
  5. Working with Targets
  6. Mappings
  7. Mapplets
  8. Mapping Parameters and Variables
  9. Working with User-Defined Functions
  10. Using the Debugger
  11. Viewing Data Lineage
  12. Comparing Objects
  13. Managing Business Components
  14. Creating Cubes and Dimensions
  15. Using the Mapping Wizards
  16. POWERCENTERHELP
  17. Datatype Reference
  18. Configure the Web Browser

Importing Flat Files with Shift Keys

Importing Flat Files with Shift Keys

Use the Flat File Wizard to import a file source that contains shift keys. You can import both fixed-width and delimited files that contain shift keys. The Flat File Wizard and the Integration Service use the shift keys in the file to determine the shift state of each column in the source.
The Flat File Wizard and the Integration Service can handle consecutive shift characters.
The following example is a valid row from a shift-sensitive flat file:
aaa-oAAA-i-oAAA-iaaaaa
The following table describes the notation used in this example:
Notation
Description
a
Single-byte character
A
Multibyte character
-o
Shift-out character
-i
Shift-in character
The Flat File Wizard displays single-byte shift characters as ‘.’ in the window. Double-byte shift characters display as ‘..’ in the window. Shift-in characters display on a green background. Shift-out characters display on a blue background.


Updated June 25, 2018