tFileInputLDIF Standard properties - 6.5

LDIF

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Data Governance > Third-party systems > File components (Integration) > LDIF components
Data Quality and Preparation > Third-party systems > File components (Integration) > LDIF components
Design and Development > Third-party systems > File components (Integration) > LDIF components
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These properties are used to configure tFileInputLDIF running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard tFileInputLDIF component belongs to the File family.

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

Basic settings

Property type

Either Built-in or Repository.

 

Built-in: No property data stored centrally.

 

Repository: Select the repository file where the properties are stored. The fields that follow are completed automatically using the data retrieved.

File Name

Name of the file and/or variable to be processed.

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

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

add operation as prefix when the entry is modify type

Select this check box to display the operation mode.

Value separator

Type in the separator required for parsing data in the given file. By default, the separator used is " ,".

Die on error

Select this check box to stop the execution of the Job when an error occurs. Clear the check box to skip the row on error and complete the process for error-free rows. If needed, you can collect the rows on error using a Row > Reject link.

Schema and Edit schema

A schema is a row description, it defines the number of fields to be processed and passed on to the next component. The schema is either Built-in or stored remotely in the Repository.

Click Edit schema to make changes to the schema. If the current schema is of the Repository type, three options are available:

  • View schema: choose this option to view the schema only.

  • Change to built-in property: choose this option to change the schema to Built-in for local changes.

  • Update repository connection: choose this option to change the schema stored in the repository and decide whether to propagate the changes to all the Jobs upon completion. If you just want to propagate the changes to the current Job, you can select No upon completion and choose this schema metadata again in the [Repository Content] window.

Advanced settings

Encoding

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

Use field options (for Base64 decode checked)

Select this check box to specify the Base64-encoded columns of the input flow. Once selected, this check box activates the Decode Base64 encoding values table to enable you to precise the columns to be decoded from Base64.

Note:

The data type of the columns to be handled by this check box is byte[] that you define in the input schema editor.

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 processed. 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 further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.

Usage

Usage rule

Use this component to read full rows in a voluminous LDIF file. This component enables you to create a data flow, using a Row > Main link, and to create a reject flow with a Row > Reject link filtering the data which type does not match the defined type. For an example of usage, see Procedure from tFileInputXML.

Limitation

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 your studio. For details, see Installing external modules.