Designing a Transformation

Here are the steps to start working on our very first Transformation. All you need for starting is to have PDI installed:

  1. Open Spoon.From the main menu and navigate to File | New | Transformation.
  2. On the left of the screen, under the Design tab, you'll see a tree of Steps. Expand the Input branch by double-clicking on it.
Note that if you work in Mac OS, a single click is enough.
  1. Then, left-click on the Data Grid icon and without releasing the button, drag and drop the selected icon to the main canvas. The screen will look like the following screenshot:
Dragging and dropping a step
The dotted grid appeared as ...

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