The SQL File Output transform writes input data to a text file in the form of a set of SQL statements.
The SQL is generated in the dialect of the selected database.
Name of the transform.
Connection : select the database for which you want to generate the SQL. The information in the connection is used to select the appropriate dialect.
Target schema : the schema of the table to generate the SQL for
Target table : the name of the table to generate the SQL for
Add create table statement : check this if you want the "CREATE TABLE" statement to be included in the generated SQL
Add truncate table statement: check this if the table is expected to exist and you want the "TRUNCATE TABLE" statement to be included in the generated SQL. Note that this could also be a "DELETE FROM" statement, depending on the database dialect.
Start new line for each statement : Enable this to increase the readability of the file
Filename : the filename (without file extension)
Create parent folder : if you want the parent folder of the specified file to be created if it doesn’t exist already.
Do not open create at start : if you don’t want an empty file in case there are no input rows
Extension : the required file extension ("sql" by default)
Include transformnr in filename : includes the transform number (when running in multiple copies) in the output filename
Include date in filename : includes the date in the output filename with format yyyyMMdd (20081231)
Include time in filename : includes the date in the output filename with format HHmmss (235959)
Append : append the generated SQL to the existing file
Split every … rows : limits the size of a single file by starting a new one every … rows.
Show filenames : hit this button to see the complete filename after assembly of the various parts (filename, extension, transformnr, date and time)
Add File to result: Adds the filenames written to the result of this pipeline. A unique list is being kept in memory that can be used in the next workflow action in a workflow, for example in another pipeline.