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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

Previewing Flat File Data

Previewing Flat File Data

To preview flat file source and target data:
  1. Select a flat file source or target definition in the workspace.
  2. Right-click the source or target definition in the workspace and choose Preview Data.
  3. Click the Browse button to select a flat file.
  4. Locate and select the file you want to preview and click Open.
  5. Select a code page from the Preview Data dialog box.
    The code page must match the code page of the source. If the code page does not match the code page of the source, the data might display incorrectly.
    The Designer lists the five code pages you have most recently selected. Then it lists all remaining code pages in alphabetical order.
  6. Enter the starting row number and the number of rows you want to preview.
    The Preview Data dialog box can display up to 500 rows and up to 65,000 columns.
  7. Click Open.
    The Preview Data dialog box displays shift characters display as periods (.) in shift-sensitive flat files.
  8. To change the starting row number or the number of rows you want to preview, enter a new number and click Refresh.
  9. Click Close.


Updated June 25, 2018