Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB)
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MIMB Bridge Documentation

MIMB Import Bridge from Flat File (CSV)

Bridge Specifications

Vendor ISO
Tool Name Flat File (CSV)
Tool Version N/A
Tool Web Site
Supported Methodology [Flat File] Data Store (Physical Data Model) via CSV, TXT File

Import tool: ISO Flat File (CSV) N/A (
Import interface: [Flat File] Data Store (Physical Data Model) via CSV, TXT File from Flat File (CSV)
Import bridge: 'FlatFile' 10.0.0

Discovers file format details from data files directly. The details include fields' names, positions, optionality and data types.
Can import a directory with subdirectories of files and allows you to filter files using wildcards.

Supports ?delimiter-separated ?flat files.
Tries to discover the field delimiter automatically and allows you to specify it manually.
Looks for field names in the header at the first line and allows you to specify the header line number.
Tries to identify data types of fields by reading the first 1000 rows of the file and allows you to specify the number of rows to sample.
Uses the machine's local to read files and allows you to specify the character set encoding files use.
Does not support fixed-width files. You can use the Metadata Excel Format bridge to (define and) import formats of fixed-width files.

Bridge Parameters

Parameter Name Description Type Values Default Scope
File Path to file to import FILE *.*   Mandatory
The character set encoding files use.
FYI: The default on Windows is 'Western European (Windows-1252)' and 'Western European (ISO-8859-1)' on other platforms.
When empty the local of the machine reading the file is used.
STRING   windows-1252  
Miscellaneous Specify miscellaneous options identified with a -letter and value.

For example, -m 4G -f 100 -j -Dname=value -Xms1G

-m the maximum Java memory size whole number (e.g. -m 4G or -m 2500M ).
-s import system objects that are skipped by default (e.g. -s)
-v set environment variable(s) (e.g. -v var1=value -v var2="value with spaces").
-j the last option that is followed by Java command line options (e.g. -j -Dname=value -Xms1G).
-hadoop key1=val1;key2=val2 to manualy set hadoop configuration options


Bridge Mapping

Mapping information is not available

Last updated on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:37:05

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