Fixed Width File Reader

The Fixed Width File Reader Agent allows you to include data from fixed-width text (.txt) files in your data stream.

A fixed-width file is a plain text file with pre-defined column widths. Each row of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, each padded with spaces to maintain the pre-defined column widths. These files are an older format used for exchanging data between different applications.

The Agent can be used with a File Listener to batch-process data from fixed-width files and turn it into actionable data. Simply drag and drop files into a folder monitored by the File Listener, and the Fixed Width File Reader will process them.

Details for examples and the configuration can be found in the How to Use section.


Fixed-width text files processed by this Agent must match the configured column definition and encoding.


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