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(warning) PLEASE NOTE: This documentation applies to Pentaho 8.3 and earlier. For Pentaho 9.0 and later, see String Operations on the Pentaho Enterprise Edition documentation site.


Apply operations, such as trimming, padding, and others to the string value.



Step name

The name of this step as it appears in the transformation workspace.

In stream field

Designate the field to transform.

Out stream field

Designate the name of the field to be created.

Trim type

Designate the trim type: none, left, right, or both.


Designate upper or lowercase.


Designate left or right padding.

Pad char

Designate the padding character.

Pad Length

Designate how long the padding will be.


Transform to initial capitalization.


Define to Escape or Unescape XML, HTML, use CDATA or Escape SQL.


Designate whether to return remove, or do nothing to digits.

Remove Special character

Designate a special character to remove.

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