There are three Off the Shelf components that can interact with text files:
•The TextFile component is a stateless component for simple file operations. This component can read from a file, write to a file, and append to a file.
•The TEXTFILEMANIPULATOR component is a stateful component. The file is opened when the component is invoked for the first time, and the file is closed when the component is destroyed. Subsequent calls to the component move the filepointer forwards in the file.
•The TextFileTable component is a stateful table component that represents a textfile as a database table.
For more information, refer to the internal description of the component.