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Import Export Format Type

The Format type tells the system how the imported data is coming into the system, and how the exported data comes out.

  • Delimited text —Delimited files use a special character to separate each field. The character is selected in the Field Separator.
  • Fixed Width—Each field in the data source is a specified number of characters. The number of characters must be notated in the Width field of the Format Editor for each field in the Field View. Fixed Width is not available for Exports.
  • ODBC - ODBC imports use the combination of a connection string and a SQL statement to retrieve data from an ODBC data source, such as another database. These values are selected in the Properties tab of the Format Editor. This feature is not available for Exports.
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