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  1. #1

    Default Text File input:accept file names from prev step

    Hi All,
    I know this has been discussed before but I still couldn't figure out and how to make it work!

    I don't understand what this message really means " Please specify at least one text file sample in the file list. When reading file names from previous steps, this file will not be used during processing."

    1. Where should this sample text file be specified?
    2. What should it contain?

    How to get a file name from previous step?
    I have attached Screenshot of the design and the "Text file input" transformation screenshot.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2012


    This message is shown when accepting filenames from a previous step and trying a preview.
    Disable "Accept filenames ..." and pick one of the files to import fieldnames.
    Enable "Accept filenames ..." again when done.
    No need to remove the single file from the Selected Files list, it won't be double processed.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish.

  3. #3


    Ah! Ok! So, this file has to have same field names as in the field names in the file we are processing Thanks, I think I get it now.

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