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:
The following table describes the notation used in this example:
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.