Use the Flat File Wizard to import a fixed-width file source that does not contain shift keys. However, after you import the source definition, you must define shift states for each column in the file source definition so the Integration Service can read each character correctly.
You can also import shift-sensitive COBOL files that do not contain shift keys. When you do, you must also define the shift states for each column in the COBOL source definition.
When you create a session using a flat file source that contains user-defined shift states, verify that the code page in the Workflow Manager is the same as the code page you chose in the Designer. If you choose a different source code page in the Workflow Manager, the Integration Service does not use the shift keys you defined in the Designer.
To define shift states for fixed-width shift-sensitive files: