The Text file input step reads data from a variety of text-file types, including formats generated by spreadsheets and fixed width flat files. The features of the step allow you to read from a list of files or directories, use wild cards in the form of regular expressions, and accept genericized filenames from previous steps.
Select an engine
You can run the Text File Input on the Pentaho engine or on the Spark engine. Depending on your selected engine, the transformation will run differently. Select one of the following options to view how to set up the Text File Input step for your selected engine.
- Using the Text File Input step on the Pentaho engine: Learn how to set up this step when using the Pentaho engine.
- Using the Text File Input step on the Spark engine: Learn how to set up this step when using the Spark engine.
For instructions on selecting an engine from your transformation, see Run configurations.