This recipe guides you through creating a simple PDI job using the graphical development environment Spoon. In a PDI process, jobs orchestrate other jobs and transformations in a coordinated way to realize our business process. This simple job uses the transformation created in the previous recipe, and we will use it as a simple example in this book's recipes, wherever necessary, to play with PDI command-line tools.
To get ready for this recipe, you need to check that the
JAVA_HOME environment variable is set properly and then start the Spoon script. For more information on this, check what we detailed in the first recipe, Designing a sample PDI transformation (Simple).