Changing and Defining Delimiters
|Changing Record Delimiter|
|Changing Default (Field) Delimiter|
|Defining Non-Default Delimiter for a Field|
There are three types of delimiter: record delimiter, default field delimiter and field delimiter.
Delimiters can be seen and edited in Metadata Editor. They are displayed in the fourth column (Delimiter column) of the Record pane.
If the delimiter in this Delimiter column of the Record pane is grayish, this means that the default delimiter is used. If you look at the Delimiter row in the Details pane on the right side from the Record pane, you will see that this row is empty.
Remember that the first row of the Record pane displays the information about the record as a whole instead of about its fields. Field numbers, field names, their types, delimiters and/or sizes are displayed starting from the second row. For this reason, if you click the first row of the Record pane, information about the whole record instead of any individual field will be displayed in the Details pane.
Java-Style Unicode Expressions
Remember that (since version 3.0) you can also use the Java-style Unicode expressions (except in URL attributes).
You may use one or more Java-style Unicode expressions (for example, like this one):
Such expressions consist of series of the
They may also serve as delimiter (like CTL expression shown above, without any quotes):