Time for action – creating a hello world transformation
How about starting by saying hello to the world? It's not really new, but good enough for our first practical example; here are the steps to follow:
- Create a folder named
pdi_labs under a folder of your choice.
- Open Spoon.
- From the main menu, navigate to File | New | Transformation.
- 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.
- Then, left-click on the Generate Rows icon and without releasing the button, drag-and-drop the selected icon to the main canvas. The screen will look like the following screenshot:
Note that we changed the preferred language back ...