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  1. Preface
  2. Workflow Manager
  3. Workflows and Worklets
  4. Sessions
  5. Session Configuration Object
  6. Tasks
  7. Sources
  8. Targets
  9. Connection Objects
  10. Validation
  11. Scheduling and Running Workflows
  12. Sending Email
  13. Workflow Monitor
  14. Workflow Monitor Details
  15. Session and Workflow Logs
  16. Session Properties Reference
  17. Workflow Properties Reference

Configuring Delimited Properties

Configuring Delimited Properties

When you write data to a delimited file, you can edit file properties in the session properties, such as the delimiter or code page. You can configure delimited properties for non-reusable sessions in the Workflow Designer and for reusable sessions in the Task Developer. You cannot configure delimited properties for instances of reusable sessions in the Workflow Designer.
In the Transformations view on the Mapping tab, click the Targets node and then click Set File Properties to open the Flat Files dialog box. To edit the delimited properties, select Delimited and click Advanced.
The following table describes the options you can define in the Delimited File Properties dialog box:
Edit Delimiter Options
Description
Delimiters
Character used to separate columns of data. Delimiters can be either printable or single-byte unprintable characters, and must be different from the escape character and the quote character (if selected). To enter a single-byte unprintable character, click the Browse button to the right of this field. In the Delimiters dialog box, select an unprintable character from the Insert Delimiter list and click Add. You cannot select unprintable multibyte characters as delimiters.
Optional Quotes
Select None, Single, or Double. If you select a quote character, the Integration Service does not treat delimiter characters within the quote characters as a delimiter. For example, suppose an output file uses a comma as a delimiter and the Integration Service receives the following row: 342-3849, ‘Smith, Jenna’, ‘Rockville, MD’, 6.
If you select the optional single quote character, the Integration Service ignores the commas within the quotes and writes the row as four fields.
If you do not select the optional single quote, the Integration Service writes six separate fields.
Code Page
Code page of the delimited file. Select a code page or a variable:
  • Code page. Select the code page.
  • Use Variable. Enter a user-defined workflow or worklet variable or the session parameter $Param
    Name
    , and define the code page in the parameter file. Use the code page name.
Default is the PowerCenter Client code page.