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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.
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SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook
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Enabling dataflow audit

Auditing in Data Services allows the collection of additional information about the data migrated from the source to the target by a specific dataflow on which the audit is enabled, and even allows making decisions according to the rules applied on the audit data. In this recipe, we will see how audit can be enabled and utilized during the extraction of data from the source system.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you can use the dataflow DF_Extract_Address from the previous recipes of this chapter.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to enable the auditing for the specific dataflow.

  1. Open DF_Extract_Address in the workspace window and select Tools | Audit from the top-level menu.

  2. In the newly opened window, select the Label tab, right-click in the empty space, and choose Show All Objects from the context menu.

  3. The Label tab displays the list of objects from within a dataflow. Enable auditing on the Query and Pass Query transform objects by right-clicking on them and...