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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 Fixed-Width Properties

Configuring Fixed-Width Properties

When you write data to a fixed-width file, you can edit file properties in the session properties, such as the null character or code page. You can configure fixed-width properties for non-reusable sessions in the Workflow Designer and for reusable sessions in the Task Developer. You cannot configure fixed-width 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 fixed-width properties, select
Fixed Width
and click
Advanced
.
The following table describes the options you define in the
Fixed Width Properties
dialog box:
Fixed-Width Properties Options
Description
Null Character
Optional. Character that the PowerCenter Integration Service substitutes for null values when it reads null values from a database or a flat file. You can enter any valid character in the file code page.
Repeat Null Character
Optional. Fills null value fields with the character specified in the Null Character option. If you do not select this option, then the PowerCenter Integration Service substitutes each null value with one null character.
Code Page
Optional. Code page of the fixed-width 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.