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  1. Preface
  2. Transformations
  3. Source transformation
  4. Target transformation
  5. Aggregator transformation
  6. Cleanse transformation
  7. Data Masking transformation
  8. Deduplicate transformation
  9. Expression transformation
  10. Filter transformation
  11. Hierarchy Builder transformation
  12. Hierarchy Parser transformation
  13. Hierarchy Processor transformation
  14. Input transformation
  15. Java transformation
  16. Java transformation API reference
  17. Joiner transformation
  18. Labeler transformation
  19. Lookup transformation
  20. Mapplet transformation
  21. Normalizer transformation
  22. Output transformation
  23. Parse transformation
  24. Python transformation
  25. Rank transformation
  26. Router transformation
  27. Rule Specification transformation
  28. Sequence Generator transformation
  29. Sorter transformation
  30. SQL transformation
  31. Structure Parser transformation
  32. Transaction Control transformation
  33. Union transformation
  34. Velocity transformation
  35. Verifier transformation
  36. Web Services transformation

Transformations

Transformations

File sources

File sources

File sources include flat files and FTP/SFTP files. When you configure a file source, you specify the connection, source type, and formatting options. Configure file source properties on the
Source
tab of the
Properties
panel.
The following table describes the file source properties:
Property
Description
Connection
Name of the source connection.
Source Type
Source type. The source type can be single object, file list, command, or parameter.
Object
If the source type is a single object, this property specifies the file source, for example, Customers.csv.
If the source property is a file list, this property specifies the text file that contains the file list, for example, SourceList.txt.
If the source type is a command, this property specifies the sample file from which
Data Integration
imports the source fields.
In an elastic mapping, the object name cannot contain the dollar sign character,
$
. The dollar sign is a reserved character for parameters.
Command
If the source type is a command, this property specifies the command that generates the source file list, for example, ItemSourcesCmd.bat.
Parameter
If the source type is a parameter, this property specifies the source parameter.
Formatting Options
Flat file format options. Opens the
Formatting Options
dialog box to define the format of the file.
You can choose either a delimited or fixed-width file type. Default is delimited.
For a delimited flat file type, configure the following file format options:
  • Delimiter. Delimiter character. Can be a comma, tab character, colon, semicolon, nonprintable control character, or a single-byte or multibyte character that you specify.
  • Text Qualifier. Character to qualify text.
  • Escape character. Escape character.
  • Field labels. Determines if the task generates field labels or imports labels from the source file.
  • First data row. The first row of data. The task starts the read at the row number that you enter.
You can use a tab, space, or any printable special character as a delimiter. The delimiter can have a maximum of 10 characters. The delimiter must be different from the escape character and text qualifier.
For a fixed-width flat file type, select the fixed-width file format to use. If you do not have a fixed-width file format, go to
New
Components
Fixed-Width File Format
to create one.
For more information about file lists and commands, see File lists. For more information about parameters and file formats, see
Mappings
.
The following table lists the advanced properties for file sources:
Property
Description
Tracing Level
Detail level of error and status messages that Data Integration writes in the session log. You can choose terse, normal, verbose initialization, or verbose data. Default is normal.
Thousand Separator
Thousand separator character. Can be none, comma, or period. Cannot be the same as the decimal separator or the delimiter character.
Field type must be Number. You might also need to update the field precision and scale.
Default is None.
Decimal Separator
Decimal character. Can be a comma or period. Cannot be the same as the thousand separator or delimiter character.
Field type must be Number. You might also need to update the field precision and scale.
Default is Period.