tChangeFileEncoding Properties - 6.1

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tChangeFileEncoding changes the encoding of a given file.


tChangeFileEncoding transforms the character encoding of a given file and generates a new file with the transformed character encoding.

Basic settings

Use Custom Input Encoding

Select this check box to customize input encoding type. When it is selected, a list of input encoding types appears, allowing you to select an input encoding type or specify an input encoding type by selecting CUSTOM.



From this list of character encoding types, you can select one of the offered options or customize the character encoding by selecting CUSTOM and specifying a character encoding type.


Input File Name

Path of the input file.


Output File Name

Path of the output file.


This component can be used as standalone component.

Global Variables

EXISTS: the result of whether a specified file exists. This is a Flow variable and it returns a boolean.

FILENAME: the name of the file processed. This is an After variable and it returns a string.

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 further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.


If you are using a subscription-based version of the Studio, the activity of this component can be logged using the log4j feature. For more information on this feature, see Talend Studio User Guide.

For more information on the log4j logging levels, see the Apache documentation at