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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

Database metadata

As we saw in Chapter 3, Transforming Files, we will use metadata components to define connection details for our database. Work through the following steps to create the metadata configuration for our database:

  1. In the Repository window, expand the Metadata section and right-click on Db Connections. Click on Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard will appear as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. Enter a name for the connection. Let's call ours DEMO_DB. You can also enter additional information in the Purpose and Description boxes. There are other configuration options for Version, Status, and Path, but these are not mandatory, so we'll leave them for now.


    The Version option allows you to modify the version of the database connection metadata as you may modify this over time and wish to keep older versions. The Status option allows you to set an arbitrary status for the connection. The default values are development, testing, and production, but these can be modified...