tFileOutputMSPositional - 6.1

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tFileOutputMSPositional properties

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tFileOutputMSPositional writes multiple schemas in a positional file.


tFileOutputMSPositional creates a complex multi-structured file, using data structures (schemas) coming from several incoming Row flows.

Basic settings

File Name

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

For further information about how to define and use a variable in a Job, see Talend Studio User Guide.


Row separator

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



The table gets automatically populated by schemas coming from the various incoming rows connected to tFileOutputMSPositional. 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.

Pattern: Type in the pattern that positions the fields separator for each incoming row.

Padding char: type in the padding character to be used

Alignment: Select the relevant alignment parameter

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.


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.


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

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

NB_LINE_REJECTED: the number of rows rejected. This is a Flow variable and it returns an integer.

NB_LINE_UNKOWN_HEADER_TYPES: the number of rows with unknown header type. This is a Flow variable and it returns an integer.

NB_LINE_PARSE_ERRORS: the number of rows with parse errors. This is a Flow 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 further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.


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


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

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