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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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Understanding the Designer tool

Now that we have reviewed all the important server and client components of our new Data Services installation, it is time to get familiar with the most usable and most important tool in the Data Services product package. It will be our main focus in the following chapters, and of course, I am talking about our development GUI: the Designer tool.

Every object you create in Designer is stored in a local object library, which is a logical storage unit part of the physical local repository database. In this recipe, we will log in to a local repository via Designer, set up a couple of settings, and write our first "Hello World" program.

Getting ready…

Your Data Services ETL development environment is fully deployed and configured, so go ahead and start the Designer application.

How to do it…

First, let's change some default options to make our development life a little bit easier and to see how options windows in Data Services looks:

  1. When you launch your Designer application...