The following table lists the input data formats supported on UNIX and Windows platforms. Mainframes have standard records.
|BINARY||Specifies that each input record is a 2-byte integer, n, followed by n bytes of data.|
|FASTLOAD||Specifies that each input record is a 2-byte integer, n, followed by n bytes of data, followed by an end-of-record marker, either X'0A' or X'0D'.|
|TEXT||TEXT specifies that each record consists of an arbitrary number of characters in the client session character set, followed by an end-of-record marker, which is:
For client session character sets other than UTF-16, the end-of-record marker byte sequence is as follows:
For the UTF-16 client session character set (in which each character is encoded in two bytes), the end-of-record marker byte sequence is as follows:
TEXT format should only be specified for character data. Do not specify TEXT format for binary data, such as, INTEGER, BYTEINT, PERIOD, and other binary data. Depending on the actual byte values of the binary data, unexpected results may occur.
|UNFORMAT||Specifies that each input record is defined by FIELD commands of the specified layout.|
|VARTEXT||Specifies that each variable-length text record has each field separated by delimiter character(s).|
For a description of the supported input file formats, see the IMPORT Command description.