Specifying a file division by using custom layouts

Custom layouts can be used to define how a file is divided into different records.

In the New Record Layout window, specify the layout name and the namespace. In the Type list, select Custom to configure a custom layout. The custom layout can be used to configure individual records as values, or as name-value pairs. For example, john|david|miller| represents three values while first,john|middle,david|last,miller represents three name-value pairs.

In the Fields panel, the Type field can be used to specify how each record is read or is to be written. Each type can be configured by using the options under Configuration. You can specify whether fields contain values or name-value pairs, including the name-value delimiter, under Field Content.

The following field types are available for custom layout:

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