Biml Language Reference
FlatFileSource Element
The Flat File Source reads data from a flat text file in a format specified by a FlatFileFormat definition.
  Attribute API Type Default Description
ConnectionName AstFlatFileConnectionNode
This value specifies the Flat File connection to use to access data.

[.NET API Property: Connection]

FileNameColumnName String
This value specifies which output column contains the file name. If the name is not specified, the output column that contains the name is not created.

[.NET API Property: FileNameColumnName]

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]

RetainNulls Boolean
This value specifies whether zero-length columns are treated as null. The default value is False.

[.NET API Property: RetainNulls]

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]

Collection Children
  Child API Type Description
    <Annotation />
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]

    <Column />
This is a collection of mapping nodes from source columns prior to sending them to the output path.

[.NET API Property: Columns]

    Multiple Choices...
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]