Chapter 2. Getting Started with Transformations
In the previous chapter you used the graphical designer Spoon to create your first transformation: Hello world. Now you will start creating your own transformations to explore data from the real world. Data is everywhere; in particular you will find data in files. Product lists, logs, survey results, and statistical information are just a sample of the different kinds of information usually stored in files. In this chapter you will create transformations to get data from files, and also to send data back to files. This in turn will allow you to learn the basic PDI terminology related to data.
Reading data from files
Despite being the most primitive format used to store data, files are broadly used ...