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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

Format Column

Format Column

When you choose a datetime format or define the field width, the Designer shows the options you define in the Format column on the Columns tab. For example, you define the options in the Column Format Settings dialog box.
The following figure shows the options the Designer displays in the Format column:
The Columns tab in the Edit Tables dialog box shows the settings for four columns. The PRICE column shows a value for Format.
The Designer displays
A 30 MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI:SS.US
in the Format column for the DATE port. The “A” indicates the field width is adjusted. The “30” is the field width in bytes: 26 bytes for precision to the microsecond, plus four bytes for padding.
If you do not define a datetime format for a source or target field, the Integration Service uses the datetime format you specify in the source or target instance in the mapping.


Updated June 25, 2018