Table of Contents


  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. Datatype Reference
  17. Configure the Web Browser

Special Character Handling

Special Character Handling

When you import a flat file in the Designer, the Flat File Wizard uses the file name as the name of the flat file definition by default. You can import a flat file with any valid file name through the Flat File Wizard. However, the Designer does not recognize some special characters in flat file source and target names.
When you import a flat file, the Flat File Wizard changes invalid characters and spaces into underscores ( _ ). For example, you have the source file “sample prices+items.dat”. When you import this flat file in the Designer, the Flat File Wizard names the file definition sample_prices_items by default.

Updated July 02, 2020