Time for action—creating a hello world transformation

How about starting by saying Hello to the World? Not original but enough for a very first practical exercise. Here is how you do it:

  1. Create a folder named pdi_labs under the folder of your choice.
  2. Open Spoon.
  3. From the main menu select File | New Transformation.
  4. At the left-hand side of the screen, you'll see a tree of Steps. Expand the Input branch by double-clicking it.
  5. Left-click the Generate Rows icon.
  6. Without releasing the button, drag-and-drop the selected icon to the main canvas. The screen will look like this:
    Time for action—creating a hello world transformation
  7. Double-click the Generate Rows step that you just put in the canvas and fill the text ...

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