By using the management agent for fixed-width text files, you can synchronize data that is contained in fixed-width text files.
Connected data source support
- Fixed-width text files
Management agent type
- This is a file-based management agent.
The schema is generated based on the discovery of the data in the template input file. When you refresh the schema for this management agent, Management Agent Designer starts, reads the template input file, and then updates the management agent schema. Then, you can update the management agent configuration based on the new schema. You cannot edit the schema for fixed-width text files.
- The fixed-width text file format consists of
one record per line, where each record contains a series of
attributes, separated by columns. You can specify the first row in
the fixed-width text file as header names. After you have parsed
the fixed-width text file, you can adjust the column width in
Management Agent Designer. The following table is an example of a
fixed-width file format.
Numb CustNumb FirstName LastName Address City State Zip
12 Broad Street
34 State Street
Numb FirstName LastName Phone Phone
Numb FirstName Phone LastName Phone
- FIM treats all data as case sensitive.
- File-based management agents do not export
characters that are not in the destination code page. FIM fails
when it attempts to export objects that contain any character that
is not in the target connected data source code page. If you try to
avoid this behavior by converting the file to Unicode and then
doing a best-fit translation, FIM cannot confirm the export. As a
workaround, you can do your own file translation during export
- For file-based management agents, the
template input file should contain all the object classes and
attributes that will be synchronized, and it should be in a full
- If you use a template input file that is
larger than 200 KB, FIM analyzes only the first 100 objects
when discovering the schema. As a result, if there are object
classes and attributes that you want to synchronize that do not
appear in the first 100 objects, manually add those object classes
and attributes as connector space object types and attributes.
Depending on the size of the file, a delay might occur when FIM
reads the entire file.
- File-based management agents only support
importing a single value for the object class (OC) attribute. If
you try to import a multivalued OC attribute from a connected data
source, the management agent fails with a multi-single-mismatch
- This management agent supports password
management. For more information, see See Also.
- Configuring Management Agents
- Create a Management Agent
- Select a Template Input File
- Confirm Fixed-Width Text File Format
- Configure Attributes
- Map Object Types
- Define Object Types
- Configure Partitions
- Configure Connector Filter Rules
- Configure Join and Projection Rules
- Configure Attribute Flow Rules
- Configure Deprovisioning Rules
- Configure Password Management and Specify Rules Extensions
- Password Management