What this book covers

Chapter 1, Getting started with Pentaho Data Integration serves as the most basic introduction to PDI, presenting the tool. The chapter includes instructions for installing PDI and gives you the opportunity to play with the graphical designer (Spoon). The chapter also includes instructions for installing a MySQL server.

Chapter 2, Getting Started with Transformations introduces one of the basic components of PDI—transformations. Then, it focuses on the explanation of how to work with files. It explains how to get data from simple input sources such as txt, csv, xml, and so on, do a preview of the data, and send the data back to any of these common output formats. The chapter also explains how to read command-line parameters ...

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