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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 lists

File lists

You can use a file list as a source for flat file connections. A file list is a file that contains the names and directories of each source file that you want to use in a mapping. Use a file list to enable a task to read multiple source files for one source object in a mapping.
For example, you might want to use a file list if your organization collects data for multiple locations that you want to process through the same mapping.
You configure a source object such as a Source transformation or Lookup transformation to read the file list. You can also write the source file name to each target row. When you run a mapping that uses a file list, the task reads rows of data from the different source files in the file list.
Use the following rules and guidelines when you create a file list:
  • Each file in the list must use the user-defined code page that is configured in the connection.
  • Each file in the list must share the same file properties as configured in the connection.
  • If you do not specify a path for a file, the task assumes that the file is in the same directory as the file list.
  • Each path must be local to the Secure Agent.
You can create a file list manually or you can use a command to create the file list.