Metadata Structure of Stream
This is a step to read the metadata of the incoming stream.
The name of the step
Do you want to output the rows (Y/N)
Field for Row
If "output row" is selected, name the field that will contain the output row data
The position of the field in the inbound data stream
The field name in the inbound data stream
String, Integer, Number etc
The field length
Applicable for Integer, Number and -1 if not applicable (e.g. Strings)
The step where the meta data was derived from
You can create an input step from a database of your choice and then create an input hop to this step.