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PDI Techniques - Fixed Width Data

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Overview

Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) offers the Fixed File Input step for reading fixed-width text files. On the output side, there is no step dedicated to this specific purpose, but fixed-width text can still be written using the existing Text file output step. This document walks you through the changes you will need to make to the default column metadata to successfully accomplish this task.

Our intended audience includes data analysts and ETL developers who need to write fixed-width data.

The intention of this document is to speak about topics generally; however, these are the specific versions covered here: 

Software Version PDF
Pentaho  6.x, 7.x, 8.0  

The Components Reference in Pentaho Documentation has a complete list of supported software and hardware.

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