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    Question Im a brand new Pentaho developer

    Hello,

    I'm a brand new Pentaho developer. I'm in "experimental" mode. I was able to pull Excel file. From the Design tab, I m using Microsoft Excel Input. I was able to add Excel file. I have questions about the Length column on the "Fields" tab. (It is the fifth tab next to Files, Sheets, Content and Error Handling) Do I need to specify length for all of the fields even if they look "normal" when I click on "Preview rows"? This is my first time hands on Pentaho. I need some kind of education materials. Is this an easy question to answer or Can you show me a website or a documentation that discusses this matter?

    Thank you,

    Claudia

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    Are you changing Pentaho, or are you creating with Pentaho?

    Which Pentaho tool are you using?

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    Default length in Pentaho Data Integration

    Quote Originally Posted by gutlez View Post
    Are you changing Pentaho, or are you creating with Pentaho?

    Which Pentaho tool are you using?
    I'm using Pentaho Data Integration version 6.1

    I'm working on Transformation. From the Design tab, I go into Input tab and I selected Microsoft Excel Input to drag on screen. If I leave the Length alone as "-1", will the program
    automatically specify length based on the maximum length of the current value the program is reading.. Or am I required to specify length no matter what?

    Hope this helps,

    Thanks

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