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The last step of the wizard shows the end schema generated and allows you to customize the schema according to your needs.
Note that any character which could be misinterpreted by the program is replaced by neutral characters. For example, asterisks are replaced with underscores.
If needed, rename the schema (by default, metadata) and
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Customize the schema if needed: add, remove or move schema columns, export the schema to an XML file, or replace the schema by importing an schema definition XML file using the tool bar.Warning: Avoid using any Java reserved keyword as a schema column name.Make sure the data type in the Type column is correctly defined.For more information regarding Java data types, including date pattern, see Java API Specification.Below are the commonly used Talend data types:
Object: a generic Talend data type that allows processing data without regard to its content, for example, a data file not otherwise supported can be processed with a tFileInputRaw component by specifying that it has a data type of Object.
List: a space-separated list of primitive type elements in an XML Schema definition, defined using the xsd:list element.
Dynamic: a data type that can be set for a single column at the end of a schema to allow processing fields as VARCHAR(100) columns named either as ‘Column<X>’ or, if the input includes a header, from the column names appearing in the header. For more information, see Dynamic schema.
Document: a data type that allows processing an entire XML document without regarding to its content.
- If the Excel file which the schema is based on has been changed, click the Guess button to generate the schema again. Note that if you have customized the schema, the Guess feature does not retain these changes.
- Click Finish. The new schema is displayed under the relevant File Excel connection node in the Repository tree view.