AWS Data Pipeline
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-10-29)

Custom Data Format

A custom data format defined by a combination of a certain column separator, record separator, and escape character.


The following is an example of this object type.

{ "id" : "MyOutputDataType", "type" : "Custom", "columnSeparator" : ",", "recordSeparator" : "\n", "column" : [ "Name STRING", "Score INT", "DateOfBirth TIMESTAMP" ] }


Required Fields Description Slot Type
columnSeparator A character that indicates the end of a column in a data file. String

Optional Fields Description Slot Type
column Column name with datatype specified by each field for the data described by this data node. Ex: hostname STRING For multiple values, use column names and data types separated by a space. String
parent Parent of the current object from which slots will be inherited. Reference Object, e.g. "parent":{"ref":"myBaseObjectId"}
recordSeparator A character that indicates the end of a row in a data file, for example "\n". Only single characters are supported. String

Runtime Fields Description Slot Type
@version Pipeline version the object was created with. String

System Fields Description Slot Type
@error Error describing the ill-formed object String
@pipelineId Id of the pipeline to which this object belongs to String
@sphere The sphere of an object denotes its place in the lifecycle: Component Objects give rise to Instance Objects which execute Attempt Objects String

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