As my colleague in Dimensional Insight in the Netherlands, Jan Peter van der Velden admits, “…. this topic is pretty geeky, but does it pique your interest to plunge into the esoteric history of digital file encoding? What are each of these options? And, which do you choose? To answer these questions, to understand why different types of encoding are used, and to confidently make the right choices for your data, let’s start at the beginning.”.
This is for those who are using DI’s Workbench® Visual Integrator™ (VI) to extract and load input files in order to transform the data. It’s well worth having this information in the back of your mind so that you can refer to it should the need arise.
Thank you Jan Peter!
To read all about Encoding please follow this link to his very informative blog post.
About Jan Peter Van Der Velden
Jan Peter van der Velden works in Dimensional Insight’s Netherlands office. He has 30 years of experience in IT in both operations and development. He has spent 10 years with Dimensional Insight as a senior consultant.