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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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Administering tasks

The previous recipe is part of the basic administration tasks too, of course. I separated it from the current one as I wanted to put an accent on Data Services architecture details by explaining the main Data Services components in relation to the methods and tools you can use to manipulate them.

How to do it…

Here, we will look at some of the most important administrative tasks.

  1. Using Repository Manager:

    As you can probably remember, there are two types of repositories in Data Services: the local repository and central repository. They serve different purposes but can be created in quite a similar way: with the help of the Data Services Repository Manager tool.

    This is a GUI-based tool available on your Windows machine and installed with other client tools.

    As we already have one repository created and configured automatically during the Data Services installation, let's check its version using the Repository Manager tool.

    Launch Repository Manager and enter the following...