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Instant Pentaho Data Integration Kitchen by Sergio Ramazzina

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Executing PDI jobs packaged in archive files (Intermediate)

This recipe guides you through starting a PDI job packed in an archived file (.zip or .tar.gz) using Kitchen. We will assume that the PDI job to be launched (we will call it the main job) and all the related jobs and transformations called during the execution are stored inside a .zip or .tar.gz archive file locally in the computer's filesystem; the execution will happen directly by accessing the files inside the archive without needing to unpack them to a local directory. This practice is a good idea in certain situations where we need to find a quick way to move our ETL processes around on different systems rapidly and without any pain; by packing everything in an archive file, we can ...

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