Column-Aligned Text (CAT) Reader

The Column-Aligned Text (CAT) Reader allows FME to read files containing fixed-width, column-aligned text.


CAT files are ASCII database files, where each row represents a feature within a dataset, and each column represents an attribute or a geometry component for a feature.

Reader Overview

FME considers a single CAT file to be a dataset.

Each dataset can contain multiple features, where each row that is read represents a single feature. These features may or may not contain point geometry depending on whether values exist for X, Y, or Z coordinates.