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Category: Import / File


Import a text file without parsing, as is, into a single column.

Use cases

Most frequently, the action is used to process text files in a format not natively supported by EasyMorph.

Action settings

Setting Description
Load file* Fully-qualified file name of the text file (includes relative or absolute path).
EncodingASCII, ANSI (with code page), and other types of encoding. If you're not sure what to choose, try UTF-8 as it's
the most common Unicode encoding.
Column nameThe name to assign the input column.
ModeDefine whether to import each line as a new row or import all file contents into a single cell. See Mode settings below.

* Setting can be specified using a parameter.

Mode settings

Import every line as a new rowEach line in the incoming file is imported to a new row.
Import the entire file as one cellThe entire contents of the incoming file are imported to a single cell. See Notes below.


A text cell value in EasyMorph can be up to 2GBs. The last linebreak is ignored.

This action can import multiple files. See Importing Multiple Files for more information.

Community examples

  • EDI Import issues (Project; Module: Main; Group: Group 1; Table: Prod199_2877_ni_llp_23032021030001 - Copy.txt;
    Action position: 1)


Fast ways to create the action:

  • Press the "Add data" menu button. Pick "Import file" or "Import multiple files".

See also

transformations/importplaintext.txt · Last modified: 2021/07/13 15:11 by craigt

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