After the ETL tool has been selected and burned in, the next task is to create the parameters that will tell the system how to integrate the data. As was discussed previously, there are many parameters that can be set. Some of them are:
· Select delimiters for named value variables
· Identify homographs
· Modify external category entries
· Do preprocessing
· Select extension types.
If previously defined parameters are applicable, they can be downloaded from the storage area using the Move/Remove utility. Because of the Move/Remove utility, it is necessary to specify the bulk of the controlling parameters only once.