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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 with export/import

Data Services Designer has various options to import/export ETL code.

In this recipe, we will review all possible import/export scenarios and take a closer look at the file formats used for import/export in Data Services: ATL files (the main export file format for the Data Services code) and XML structures.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you will need another local repository created in your environment. Refer to the first two chapters of the book to create another repository named DS4_LOCAL_EXT in the new database, DS_LOCAL_REPO. Do not forget to assign the proper security settings for Data Services Administrator users in CMC after registering the new repository.

How to do it…

Data Services has two main import/export options:

  • Using ATL/XML external files

  • Direct import into another local repository

Import/Export using ATL files

In the following steps, I will show you an example of how to export ETL code from the Data Services Designer into an ATL file...