Biml Language Reference
FlatFileDestination Element
The Flat File destination writes data to a flat text file in a format specified by a FlatFileFormat definition.
Attributes
  Attribute API Type Default Description
ConnectionName AstFlatFileConnectionNode
This value specifies the Flat File connection to use when loading the data.

[.NET API Property: Connection]

LocaleId Language
This value specifies which locale is used by the dataflow task.

[.NET API Property: LocaleId]

Name String
Specifies the name of the object. This name can be used to reference this object from anywhere else in the program.

[.NET API Property: Name]

Overwrite Boolean
This value specifies whether to overwrite or append data to a destination file with the same name. The default value is True.

[.NET API Property: Overwrite]

ValidateExternalMetadata Boolean
This value specifies whether the data flow transformation is validated against columns that originated in external data sources. When server assets such as tables and stored procedures are created during processing, ValidateExternalMetadata is normally set to False, which prevents validation from completing at compile time.

[.NET API Property: ValidateExternalMetadata]

Singleton Children
  Child API Type Description
<ErrorHandling /> AstComponentErrorHandlingNode
This value specifies how errors are handled by default in columns processed by the component. This can be overriden at the component or column level for specific cases.

[.NET API Property: ErrorHandling]

<Header /> String
This value inserts a block of text into the output before any data is written to it.

[.NET API Property: Header]

<InputPath /> AstDataflowInputPathNode
This specifies the input path that will be used by this dataflow component. If an input path is not specified, the dataflow component will attempt to automatically discover an appropriate input path based on the surrounding dataflow.

[.NET API Property: InputPath]

Collection Children
  Child API Type Description
<Annotations>
    <Annotation />
</Annotations>
AstAnnotationNode
This is a collection of annotation items that can be used to specify documentation, tags, or other information. Annotations are particularly useful for storing information about nodes that can be used by BimlScript code.

[.NET API Property: Annotations]

<Columns>
    <Column />
</Columns>
AstDataflowColumnMappingNode
This value specifies how the component should map columns in the data flow to columns in the destination. Columns that are not explicitly listed in this collection are automatically mapped based on name.

[.NET API Property: Columns]

<DataflowOverrides>
    Multiple Choices...
</DataflowOverrides>
AstDataflowOverrideNode
Provides a collection of objects to override properties of the component, its input paths, its output paths, and its consituent dataflow columns.

[.NET API Property: DataflowOverrides]