Create the file list in an editor and save it as a text file. For example, you can create a file list with any text editor and then save it as an ASCII file.
Use the following rules and guidelines when you create a file list:
Each file in the list must use the user-defined code page configured in the source definition.
Each file in the list must share the same file properties as configured in the source definition or as entered for the source instance in the session property sheet.
Enter one file name or one path and file name on a line. If you do not specify a path for a file, the Integration Service assumes the file is in the same directory as the file list.
The following example shows a valid file list. The western_trans.dat file is saved in the same directory as the file list.