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SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook by Ivan Shomnikov

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Chapter 5. Workflow – Controlling Execution Order

This chapter will explain in detail another type of Data Services object: workflow. Workflow objects allow you to group other workflows, dataflows and script objects into execution units. In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a workflow object
  • Nesting workflows to control the execution order
  • Using conditional and while loop objects to control the execution order
  • Using the bypassing feature
  • Controlling failures – try-catch objects
  • Use case example – populating dimension tables
  • Using a continuous workflow
  • Peeking inside the repository – parent-child relationships between Data Services objects

Introduction

In this chapter, we will move to the next object in the Data Services hierarchy ...

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