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Text File Output

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The Text file output step exports data to a text file. This step is commonly used to generate comma separated values (CSV) files that can be read by spreadsheet applications, and can also be used to generate files of a specific length.

NoteIt is not possible to execute this step in parallel to write to the same file. Instead, use the Include stepnr in filename option and then merge the files afterward.

Select an engine

You can run the Text File Output 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 Output step for your selected engine.

For instructions on selecting an engine from your transformation, see Run configurations.