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Java user-defined function for mapping a complex structure


Hope one of you can help me with this. I have a structure with over 15 fields and would like to concatenate all the fields into one target field and while I do this, I need to ensure that each field is padded with blanks as defined the data type. Can one of tell me if this is possible with a java user-defined function and if so, what type of logic is needed.


Field_1 string len=10 "need"

Field_2 string len=6 "java"

Field_3 string len=7 "help"

Field_4 string len=8 "asap"



DataOut string "need java help asap "

(for some reason the exact spaces in between the words disappear in my Preview message)

I have several fields in the input mt and therefore I find graphical mapping using concatenate and my own user defined function padWithSpace too messy.

Thank you for you help.

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