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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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Migrating ETL code through the central repository

In this recipe, we will take a brief look at the aspects of working in the multiple-user development environment and how Data Services accommodates the need to migrate the ETL code between local repositories belonging to different ETL developers.

Getting ready

To use all functionality available in Data Services to work in a multiuser development environment, we miss a very important component: the configured central repository. So, to get ready, and before we explore this functionality, we have to create and deploy the central repository into our Data Services environment.

Perform all the following steps to create, configure, and deploy the central repository:

  1. Open the SQL Server Management Studio and connect to the SQLEXPRESS server engine.

  2. Right-click on Databases and choose the New Database… option from the context menu.

  3. Name the new database as DS_CENTRAL_REPO and keep all its parameters with default values.

  4. Start the SAP Data Services Repository...