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tAggregateRow Standard properties

These properties are used to configure tAggregateRow running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard tAggregateRow component belongs to the Processing family.

The component in this framework is available in all Talend products.

Basic settings

Schema and Edit Schema

A schema is a row description. It defines the number of fields (columns) to be processed and passed on to the next component. When you create a Spark Job, avoid the reserved word line when naming the fields.

Click Edit schema to make changes to the schema. If the current schema is of the Repository type, three options are available:

  • View schema: choose this option to view the schema only.

  • Change to built-in property: choose this option to change the schema to Built-in for local changes.

  • Update repository connection: choose this option to change the schema stored in the repository and decide whether to propagate the changes to all the Jobs upon completion. If you just want to propagate the changes to the current Job, you can select No upon completion and choose this schema metadata again in the Repository Content window.

This component offers the advantage of the dynamic schema feature. This allows you to retrieve unknown columns from source files or to copy batches of columns from a source without mapping each column individually. For further information about dynamic schemas, see Talend Studio User Guide.

This dynamic schema feature is designed for the purpose of retrieving unknown columns of a table and is recommended to be used for this purpose only; it is not recommended for the use of creating tables.


Built-In: You create and store the schema locally for this component only.


Repository: You have already created the schema and stored it in the Repository. You can reuse it in various projects and Job designs.

Group by

Define the aggregation sets, the values of which will be used for calculations.


Output Column: Select the column label in the list offered based on the schema structure you defined. You can add as many output columns as you wish to make more precise aggregations.

Ex: Select Country to calculate an average of values for each country of a list or select Country and Region if you want to compare one country's regions with another country' regions.


Input Column: Match the input column label with your output columns, in case the output label of the aggregation set needs to be different.


Select the type of operation along with the value to use for the calculation and the output field.


Output Column: Select the destination field in the list.


Function: Select the operator among:

  • count: calculates the number of rows

  • min: selects the minimum value

  • max: selects the maximum value

  • avg: calculates the average

  • sum: calculates the sum

  • first: returns the first value

  • last: returns the last value

  • list: lists values of an aggregation by multiple keys.

  • list (object): lists Java values of an aggregation by multiple keys

  • count (distinct): counts the number of the distinct rows

  • standard deviation: calculates the variability of a set of value.

  • union (geometry): makes the union of a set of Geometry objects

  • population standard deviation: calculates the spread of a data distribution. Use this function if the data to be calculated is considered a population on its own. This calculation supports 39 decimal places.
  • sample standard deviation: calculates the spread of a data distribution. Use this function if the data to be calculated is considered a sample from a larger population. This calculation supports 39 decimal places.


Input column: Select the input column from which the values are taken to be aggregated.


Ignore null values: Select the check boxes corresponding to the names of the columns for which you want the NULL value to be ignored.

Advanced settings

Delimiter(only for list operation)

Enter the delimiter you want to use to separate the different operations.

Use financial precision, this is the max precision for "sum" and "avg" operations, checked option heaps more memory and slower than unchecked.

Select this check box to use a financial precision. This is a max precision but consumes more memory and slows the processing.

Information noteWarning:

We advise you to use the BigDecimal type for the output in order to obtain precise results.

Check type overflow (slower)

Checks the type of data to ensure that the Job doesn't crash.

Check ULP (Unit in the Last Place), ensure that a value will be incremented or decremented correctly, only float and double types. (slower)

Select this check box to ensure the most precise results possible for the Float and Double types.

tStatCatcher Statistics

Check this box to collect the log data at component level. Note that this check box is not available in the Map/Reduce version of the component.

Global Variables

Global Variables

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This variable functions only if the Die on error check box is cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl + Space to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.


Usage rule

This component handles flow of data therefore it requires input and output, hence is defined as an intermediary step. Usually the use of tAggregateRow is combined with the tSortRow component.

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