I have a curious flat file problem. I’ve created the file definition and verified it carefully. When I read the file, using either the Test facility (tab) or using the file polling process, the first record in the file is omitted. All other records are processed correctly. If I move the first record to the end of the file, then the new first record is omitted.
I’ve defined the file as delimited (I’ve been unable to get fixed length to work even though the file consists of is 372 byte records, each followed by a newline), with the delimiter being a newline.
One other point: If I start the file with a newline, all the records, including the first one, are processed successfully. This suggests WmFlatFile expects a delimited file to contain records that are surrounded by delimiters rather than delimited by them. Can that be right???
Has anyone seen this before. Any suggestions?