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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

FTP file operations

Integration jobs often connect different systems residing on different servers; so the Studio's FTP components will frequently play a part in your developments. The Studio supports many FTP actions—for example, Get, Put, Delete, Rename, File List, File Exist, and so on—and we'll look at how to use some of these in this section.

Readers may find it useful to have an FTP client installed on their computers to follow this section of the chapter and to check that files have been FTP'd correctly. There are many free FTP clients available for download on the Internet. FileZilla is recommended and can be downloaded from .

FTP Metadata

We will start by defining an FTP connection in our repository metadata. As we saw previously with our database connection, it is really useful to be able to define a connection that can be used repeatedly. Follow the given steps:

  1. In the Repository, expand the Metadata section, right-click on the FTP icon, and select...