UniversalDataReader reads data from flat files such as CSV (comma-separated values) file and delimited, fixed-length, or mixed text files.
The component can read a single file as well as a collection of files placed on a local disk or remotely. Remote files are accessible via HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, or SFTP protocols. Using this component, ZIP and TAR archives of flat files can be read. Also reading data from an input port, or dictionary is supported.
UniversalDataReader is an alias for FlatFileReader.
In CloverETL 4.2.0-M1, UniversalDataReader was renamed to FlatFileReader. Since this version, UniversalDataReader is an alias to FlatFileReader.