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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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Auto Documentation in Data Services

This recipe will guide you through the Auto Documentation feature available in Data Services. Like Operational Dashboard, this feature is also part of functionality available in the Data Services Management Console.

How to do it…

These steps will create a PDF document containing graphical representation, descriptions, and relationships between all underlying objects of the Job_DWH_DimGeography job object:

  1. Log in to the Data Services Management Console web application.

  2. On the home page, click on the Auto Documentation icon:

  3. In the following screen, expand the project tree and left-click on the job object. You can see which object is displayed as current by checking the object name in the top tab name on the right-hand side of the window:

  4. Then, click on the small printer icon located at the top of the window:

  5. In the pop-up window, just click on the Print button, leaving all options with default values.

  6. Data Services, by default, generates a PDF document in the...