Sample flat file

A flat file is a text document that contain records without a structured relationship. In Sample Flat File + XML tab the view shows the contents of your selected sample flat file.

Note: Some properties in your flat file definition structure will affect the generated sample flat file.

Use these guidelines:

  • If a field has a specified length, it is filled with data in the sample.

  • If a field does not have a length, it will get a data and a separator.

  • A record separator is always written after a record.

  • Each occurrence of a sample record is written three times or, with the minimum number of occurrences you specified.