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Physical offsets (POffs)
Offset of the field in the file. The Designer calculates this read-only setting using the physical length, picture, usage, and REDEFINES settings for the field.
Physical length (PLen)
Number of bytes in this field.
Name of the field.
An indicator used to identify all fields that provide data for the same record. If you want to group fields, you set all its columns to the same level. Using this feature, it is possible to create multiple record types, which are the equivalent of separate tables of data from the same COBOL source.
A COBOL statement indicating that multiple instances of this field appear in the same record.
Field datatype: String, Nstring, or Numeric.
Precision of numeric values in the field.
Scale of numeric values in the field.
How the file represents data.
Storage format for data in the field. Different COBOL conventions exist, such as COMP-1 and COMP-X. All available conventions appear in the list of usages for each field.
Type of key constraint to apply to this field. When you configure a field as a primary key, the Integration Service generates unique numeric IDs for this field when running a workflow using the COBOL file as a source.
Indicates whether numeric values in the field are signed.
Trailing sign (T)
If selected, indicates that the sign (+ or -) exists in the last digit of the field. If not selected, the sign appears as the first character in the field.
Included sign (I)
Indicates whether the sign is included in any value appearing in the field.
Real decimal point (R)
For numeric values, specifies whether the decimal point is a period (.) or a V character.
Indicates that the field uses a REDEFINES statement in COBOL to base its own field definition on that of another field.
You can define the shift state for shift-sensitive COBOL files that do not contain shift keys.
This attribute appears when you select User Defined Shift State in the Edit Flat File Information dialog box for fixed-width files.
Choose Shift-In if the column contains single-byte characters. Choose Shift-Out if the column contains multibyte characters.
Additional comments about the field.