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Collection of Excel Input Step tips, tricks, comments, gotchas, and capabilities.


Number to Date



(example: 20051028 > October 28th, 2005) you should simply specify the conversion mask yyyyMMdd because there will be an implicit Number to String conversion taking place before doing the String to Date conversion.  source: Spoon 3.0 user manual

Metadata Injection Support

You can use the Metadata Injection supported fields with ETL Metadata Injection step to pass metadata to your transformation at runtime. The following Option and Value fields of the Microsoft Excel Input step support metadata injection: