PLEASE NOTE: This documentation applies to Pentaho 7.1 and an earlier version. For Pentaho 8.0 and later, see Hadoop File Output on the most recent documentation, visit the Pentaho Enterprise Edition documentation site.
The Hadoop File Output step is used to export data to text files stored on a Hadoop cluster. This is commonly used to generate comma separated values (CSV files) that can be read by spreadsheet applications. It is also possible to generate fixed width files by setting lengths on the fields in the fields tab.