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SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook

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SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook

Overview of this book

Want to cost effectively deliver trusted information to all of your crucial business functions? SAP Data Services delivers one enterprise-class solution for data integration, data quality, data profiling, and text data processing. It boosts productivity with a single solution for data quality and data integration. SAP Data Services also enables you to move, improve, govern, and unlock big data. This book will lead you through the SAP Data Services environment to efficiently develop ETL processes. To begin with, you’ll learn to install, configure, and prepare the ETL development environment. You will get familiarized with the concepts of developing ETL processes with SAP Data Services. Starting from smallest unit of work- the data flow, the chapters will lead you to the highest organizational unit—the Data Services job, revealing the advanced techniques of ETL design. You will learn to import XML files by creating and implementing real-time jobs. It will then guide you through the ETL development patterns that enable the most effective performance when extracting, transforming, and loading data. You will also find out how to create validation functions and transforms. Finally, the book will show you the benefits of data quality management with the help of another SAP solution—Information Steward.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook
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Creating real-time jobs

In this recipe, we will create real-time jobs and emulate the requests from the external system using the SoapUI testing tool in order to get the response with processed data back. We will go through all the steps required to configure all components required for real-time jobs to work.

Getting ready

In this section, we will install the open source SoapUI tool and create a new project that will be used to send and receive SOAP messages (XML-based format) to and from Data Services.

Installing SoapUI

You can download and install SoapUI using the URL

The installation process is very straightforward. All you have to do is just follow the instructions on the screen.

After the installation is complete, start the SoapUI. Use the SOAP button in the top tool bar menu to create a new SOAP project. Specify the project name and initial WSDL address, as shown in the following screenshot:

The initial WSDL address can be obtained from Data Services. To get it, log...