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Getting Started with Talend Open Studio for Data Integration

By : Jonathan Bowen
Book Image

Getting Started with Talend Open Studio for Data Integration

By: Jonathan Bowen

Overview of this book

Talend Open Studio for Data Integration (TOS) is an open source graphical development environment for creating custom integrations between systems. It comes with over 600 pre-built connectors that make it quick and easy to connect databases, transform files, load data, move, copy and rename files and connect individual components in order to define complex integration processes. "Getting Started with Talend Open Studio for Data Integration" illustrates common uses and scenarios in a simple, practical manner and, building on knowledge as the book progresses, works towards more complex integration solutions. TOS is a code generator and so does a lot of the "heavy lifting"ù for you. As such, it is a suitable tool for experienced developers and non-developers alike. You'll start by learning how to construct some common integrations tasks ñ transforming files and extracting data from a database, for example. These building blocks form a "toolkit"ù of techniques that you will learn how to apply in many different situations. By the end of the book, once complex integrations will appear easy and you will be your organization's integration expert! Best of all, TOS makes integrating systems fun!
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Getting Started with Talend Open Studio for Data Integration
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Order file processing

Now that we have product and inventory data on our website, we can start to take orders. The key points for this process are noted as follows:

  1. Customers visit the website and place orders for merchandise.

  2. The orders are stored in the website system and, on an hourly basis, all new orders are extracted to an XML file. Order extract files are time-stamped to make the filename unique and so that we can determine which is the newest or oldest file. A sample of the order extract is as follows:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <ORDER ID="10" ORDER_DATE="06/06/12">
          <ADDRESS1>123 North Street</ADDRESS1>