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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
About the Author
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Working with the Metapedia functionality

Think of Metapedia as Wikipedia for your data. Metapedia is used to build a hierarchy of business terms and descriptions for your data, group them into categories, and even associate actual technical objects like pieces of ETL code and database tables with these terms.

In this recipe, we will create a small glossary of business terms in Information Steward and learn how it can be distributed outside of the system to be updated by business users and imported back into Information Steward.

How to do it…

  1. Log in to Information Steward and go to the Metapedia section.

  2. Click on the New Category button to create a new category, Geography, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Specify the keywords to be associated with the category for an easy search and click on the Save button to create the category.

  3. Choose All Terms and click on the New button to create a new term, Post code, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Click on Save to create it and close the window...