Biml Language Reference
RawFileSource Element
The Raw File Source reads dataflow rows from a raw data file using a file format that is native to this component. This source and the accompanying destination component is intended to improve performance by leveraging the native file format.
Attributes
  Attribute API Type Default Description
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]

RawFileFormatName AstRawFileFormatNode
This value specifies the Raw File Format in which the source file is stored.

[.NET API Property: RawFileFormat]

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]

<FileInput /> AstFileResourceNode
This value specifies the location of the raw file source from which this component will read.

[.NET API Property: Source]

<VariableInput /> AstVariableResourceNode
<ExternalFileInput /> AstExternalFileResourceNode
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 is a collection of mapping nodes from source columns prior to sending them to the output path.

[.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]