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Instant Pentaho Data Integration Kitchen by Sergio Ramazzina

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The important role of icon and color indicators

Kettle jobs and transformations are full of visual indicators to help us easily and quickly understand why and when the flows follow this path, if the task or step is running, whether it's terminating successfully or not, or other such similar things. Taking care of these indications helps us a lot in understanding if everything has gone, or will go, according to what we intended.

Let's see some examples. While designing a transformation in Spoon, you can see that the connections between the steps (called hops) assume different colors or representation in different situations. The following screenshot shows a Data Validator step with a set of inputs and two outputs:

We can note two interesting things ...

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