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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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Installing and configuring Data Services

The installation of Data Services in a Windows environment is a smooth and quick process. Of course, you have various installation options, but here, we will choose the easiest path: the full installation of all components on the same host with IPS services installed and the local repository already created and configured.

Getting ready…

Completion of the previous recipe should prepare your environment to install Data Services. Download the Data Services installation package from the SAP support portal and unzip it to a local folder.

How to do it…

  1. Start Data Services from Windows command line (cmd) by executing this command:

    setup.exe SERVERINSTALL=Yes
  2. Make sure that all your critical prerequisites have the Succeeded status on the Check Prerequisites screen.

  3. Choose the destination folder as C:\EIM\ if required.

  4. On the CMS connection information step, specify the connection details to your previously installed CMS (part of IPS) installation. The system is...