Using variable length files in the Flat File Schema

The flat file schema documentation states that the flat file schema will take a variable length record as input. The first two bytes should contain the record length.

Does this mean that the max record length is 99? Are the two bytes encoded? Hex?

Any help would be appreciated.


It’s 2 hex bytes so 010a would be a record 266 long. Max record length would then be 0xFFFF (65535). Note that the 2 bytes used for the record length are not included in the record itself.

This is handled by the convertToString and convertToValues services. so the best way to create records of this type is by using the convertToString service.