When you execute Transcript, it requires a command line argument with a date in yyyyMMdd format, which is called the data date. The Transcript activities use this date to:

  • import a specific Dataset file to import from \collected using automatic source tagging
  • determine the concept of today when processing files containing data with timestamps spanning multiple days
  • determine the output directory into which RDF files will be generated
  • generate the filename of the RDF files

The data date is made available to a Transcript task through the automatic creation of the ${dataDate} variable.

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