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Data type reference overview

Data Integration uses the following data types in mappings and mapping tasks with Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2:
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 native data types
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 data types appear in the source and target transformations when you choose to edit metadata for the fields.
Transformation data types
Set of data types that appear in the transformations. They are internal data types based on ANSI SQL-92 generic data types, which the Secure Agent uses to move data across platforms. Transformation data types appear in all transformations in mappings and mapping tasks.
When Data Integration reads source data, it converts the native data types to the comparable transformation data types before transforming the data. When Data Integration writes to a target, it converts the transformation data types to the comparable native data types.
The following table lists the Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 data types that Data Integration supports and the corresponding transformation data types:
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 Native Data Type
Transformation Data Type
Description
String
String
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