Data Flow Path Editor (Metadata Page)

Use the Metadata page of the Data Flow Path Editor dialog box to view the metadata of the path columns.

Path metadata

Lists column metadata. Click the column headings to sort column data.


Lists the column name.

Data Type

Lists the data type of the column.


Lists the number of digits in a numeric value.


List the number of digits to the right of the decimal point in a numeric value.


Lists the current length of the column.

Code Page

Lists the code page of the column. The value 0 indicates that the column does not use a code page. This occurs when data is in Unicode, or has a numeric, date, or time data type.

Sort Key Position

Lists the sort key position of the column. The value 0 indicates the column is not sorted.


A minus (-) prefix indicates the column is sorted in descending order.

Comparison Flags

Lists the comparison flags that apply to the column.

Source Component

Lists the data flow component that is the source of the column.

Copy to Clipboard

Copy the column metadata to the clipboard. By default, all metadata rows are copied as sorted in the order currently displayed.