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Pentaho Data Integration Beginner's Guide by María Carina Roldán

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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're ready to begin transforming data, and at the same time get familiar with the Spoon environment.

In this chapter, you will:

  • Learn the simplest ways of transforming data
  • Get familiar with the process of designing, debugging, and testing a transformation
  • Explore the available features for running transformations from Spoon
  • Learn basic PDI terminology related with data
  • Get an introduction to handling runtime errors

Designing and previewing transformations

In the first chapter, you created a Hello world transformation, previewed the data, and also ran the transformation. As you saw, the ...

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