Receiver File Adapter Content Conversion Problem.

Hi All,
I am getting in receiver file adapter due to content conversion setting. Problem is that all the fields coming in file adapter are optional. In content conversion , i have specified fieldfixedlengths. So whenever any optional field is not present , it fails . How should we handle it? is there any option to declare fields as optional, I know that is the there for sender adapter. But no. of fields is also very large, so putting each and every field as optional is very time consuming.
What should i do?
Ranjeet Singh.

Hi Daniele,
Instead of using the standard funciton , i created a UDF for handling this situation.
My logic is UDF is like
   //write your code here
int Size = Integer.parseInt(Truncate_Size);
String Return_Value = "";
     if  (!("".equals(Input)) )
          if  (Input.length() > Size )
               Return_Value = Input.substring(0,Size);
          else
               Return_Value = Input.substring(0, Input.length());
     else
          for(int i = 0; i< Size ; i++)
          Return_Value = Return_Value + " " ;
return Return_Value;
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