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tFileOutputMSDelimited Standard properties

These properties are used to configure tFileOutputMSDelimited running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard tFileOutputMSDelimited component belongs to the File family.

The component in this framework is available in all Talend products.

Basic settings

File Name

Name and path to the file to be created and/or the variable to be used.

For further information about how to define and use a variable in a Job, see Using contexts and variables.

Information noteWarning: Use absolute path (instead of relative path) for this field to avoid possible errors.

Row Separator

String (ex: "\n"on Unix) to distinguish rows.

Field Separator

Character, string or regular expression to separate fields.

Use Multi Field Separators

Select this check box to set a different field separator for each of the schemas using the Field separator field in the Schemas area.


The table gets automatically populated by schemas coming from the various incoming rows connected to tFileOutputMSDelimited. Fill out the dependency between the various schemas:

Parent row: Type in the parent flow name (based on the Row name transferring the data).

Parent key column: Type in the key column of the parent row.

Key column: Type in the key column for the selected row.

Advanced settings

Advanced separator (for numbers)

Select this check box to modify the separators used for numbers:

Thousands separator: define separators for thousands.

Decimal separator: define separators for decimals.

CSV options

Select this check box to take into account all parameters specific to CSV files, in particular Escape char and Text enclosure parameters.

Create directory if not exists

This check box is selected by default. It creates the directory that holds the output delimited file, if it does not already exist.


Select the encoding from the list or select Custom and define it manually. This field is compulsory for DB data handling.

Don't generate empty file

Select this check box if you do not want to generate empty files.

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the Job processing metadata at a Job level as well as at each component level.

Global Variables

Global Variables

NB_LINE: the number of rows read by an input component or transferred to an output component. This is an After variable and it returns an integer.

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This variable functions only if the Die on error check box is cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl+Space to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For more information about variables, see Using contexts and variables.


Usage rule

Use this component to write a multi-schema delimited file and separate fields using a field separator value.


Due to license incompatibility, one or more JARs required to use this component are not provided. You can install the missing JARs for this particular component by clicking the Install button on the Component tab view. You can also find out and add all missing JARs easily on the Modules tab in the Integration perspective of Talend Studio. For details, see Installing external modules.

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