The output file is the file that receives the results of the concatenation. Type the full path name of the output file into the box provided or press the Browse button to bring up a file dialog box to search for the path and name the output file. The output file must be placed on a writable device which has enough room to store the resulting concatenated file. The output file cannot exceed 2GB in size.
When using concatenate cases mode, the output file may be set to either text or to CSPro DB format using the Output File Type dropdown. In concatenate contents mode, only text output format is allowed.
When concatenating in case mode, a data dictionary that describes the content of the data files to be concatenated is required. Type the full path name of the data dictionary file into the box provided or press the Browse button to bring up a file dialog box to search for the path and name the dictionary file.
The files to concatenate is an ordered list of all the files that will be joined together. The number of files to be concatenated is limited only by the maximum size of the output file.
To specify the files to concatenate you can either press the Add button to bring up a file dialog box to locate and select files or drag the files selected in the Windows Explorer into the file list. The added files will be placed at the end of list. You can drag and drop files within the list to rearrange them. You can select and press the Remove button to remove files from the list and you can sort the files by file name, path name, data/time, and size. You can concatenate files from different folders and different disk or network drives.