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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

Creating an example job

The Studio helpfully describes the development process for you on the default design workspace window.

The basic process is as follows:

  1. Create a job in the Repository.

  2. Drop components from the Palette onto the design workspace of your job.

  3. Configure the properties of the components.

  4. Run the job and view the results.

Simple, right?

In the time-honored tradition of programming books, our first job will be a simple "hello world" job. Follow the given steps:

  1. In the Repository, right-click on Job Designs and select Create Job.

  2. We will be presented with the New Job window as shown in the following screenshot:

  3. Enter HelloWorld into the Name field and click on Finish. Our new job will open, showing the design workspace window.

  4. In the Palette, search for message. In the Misc folder, we have a component named tMsgBox. Drag this onto the design workspace.

  5. Click on the message box component and click on the Component tab of the configuration area below the design workspace. We will see...