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Creating a Metadata Class

  1. Click the Add button in your Metadata Editor.

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  2. Type in an ID for the new metadata type and click Create Type.

  3. Select a data format using the type dropdown list in your Metadata Editor.
    If the type of your data is undeclared or not understood, the type default to application/java, and a warning is logged.

Depending on the selected option, there are different ways to define the data structure. With some formats, the structure can be inferred from an example, others require a schema. For some schemas, a built-in editor UI is available.

Format Sample Schema Editor

JSON

X

X

XML

X

X

Java

X

X

CSV

X

X

Fixed Width

X

X

Copybook

X

X

Flat File

X

Simple

X

Excel

X

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