Integrate Column Aligned Text (CAT) Using FME

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Solve Column Aligned Text (CAT) Interoperability Problems with FME

Easily convert CAT data into 345+ formats supported by FME, including:

  • GIS formats, such as Shape
  • Databases, such as SQL Server / Spatial
  • Google Earth / Maps (KML)
  • MS Excel (CSV)
  • and many more

FME’s graphical user interface make data translation fast and efficient with pre-built tools and no coding required. Gain complete control over the conversion and how data travels from source to destination, preserving data integrity. Plus, FME allows you to reuse workflows whenever CAT translations are required, saving you time and increasing productivity.

About Column Aligned Text (CAT)

Column aligned text (CAT) files are ASCII database files where values are stored in fixed-length fields padded by spaces.

Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert Column Aligned Text (CAT).

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Esri ArcGIS Shapefile (SHP) logo
Esri ArcGIS Shapefile (SHP)
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Comma-Separated Value (CSV) logo
Comma-Separated Value (CSV)
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Text File (TXT) logo
Text File (TXT)
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Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase API) logo
Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase API)
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The table below outlines how Column Aligned Text (CAT) is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
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