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Pentaho Data Integration Quick Start Guide

By : María Carina Roldán
Book Image

Pentaho Data Integration Quick Start Guide

By: María Carina Roldán

Overview of this book

Pentaho Data Integration(PDI) is an intuitive and graphical environment packed with drag and drop design and powerful Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) capabilities. Given its power and flexibility, initial attempts to use the Pentaho Data Integration tool can be difficult or confusing. This book is the ideal solution. This book reduces your learning curve with PDI. It provides the guidance needed to make you productive, covering the main features of Pentaho Data Integration. It demonstrates the interactive features of the graphical designer, and takes you through the main ETL capabilities that the tool offers. By the end of the book, you will be able to use PDI for extracting, transforming, and loading the types of data you encounter on a daily basis.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Chapter 2. Getting Familiar with Spoon

This chapter will show you how to work with Spoon by designing, debugging, and testing a transformation. In addition to exploring Spoon features, you will also learn the basics for handling errors when you are designing a transformation.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Exploring the Spoon interface
  • Designing, previewing, and running transformations
  • Defining and using Kettle variables
  • Running transformations with the pan utility