Integrating PDI and the Pentaho BI suite

In this book you learned to use PDI standalone, but as mentioned in the first chapter, it is possible to use it integrated with the rest of the suite. There are a couple of options for doing so.

PDI as a process action

In Chapter 1 you were introduced to the Pentaho platform. Everything in the Pentaho platform is made by action sequences. An action sequence is, as its name suggests, a sequence of atomic actions that together accomplish small business processes.

Look at the following sample with regard to the Puzzle business:

Consider that you regularly receive updated price lists (one for each manufacturer) and you drop the files in a given folder. When you decide to hike the prices, you process one of those ...

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