Character Map Transformation Editor

Use the Character Map Transformation Editor dialog box to select the string functions to apply to column data and to specify whether mapping is an in-place change or added as a new column.

To learn more about the Character Map transformation, see Character Map Transformation.

Available Input Columns

Use the check boxes to select the columns to transform using string functions. Your selections appear in the table below.

Input Column

View input columns selected from the table above. You can also change or remove a selection by using the list of available input columns.


Specify whether to save the results of the string operations in place, using the existing column, or to save the modified data as a new column.



New column

Save the data in a new column. Assign the column name under Output Alias.

In-place change

Save the modified data in the existing column.


Select from the list the string functions to apply to column data.




Convert to lower case.


Convert to upper case.

Byte reversal

Convert by reversing byte order.


Convert Japanese katakana characters to hiragana.


Convert Japanese hiragana characters to katakana.

Half width

Convert full-width characters to half width.

Full width

Convert half-width characters to full width.

Linguistic casing

Apply linguistic rules of casing (Unicode simple case mapping for Turkic and other locales) instead of the system rules.

Simplified Chinese

Convert traditional Chinese characters to simplified Chinese.

Traditional Chinese

Convert simplified Chinese characters to traditional Chinese.

Output Alias

Type an alias for each output column. The default is Copy of followed by the input column name; however, you can choose any unique, descriptive name.

Configure Error Output

Use the Configure Error Output dialog box to specify error handling options for this transformation.