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Pentaho Data Integration Beginner's Guide by María Carina Roldán

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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:

  1. Create a folder named pdi_labs under a folder of your choice.
  2. Open Spoon.
  3. From the main menu, navigate to File | New | Transformation.
  4. 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.

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    Note that if you work in Mac OS a single click is enough.

  5. 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:

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    Note that we changed the preferred language back ...

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