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Importing metadata from external systems


  1. From Talend Studio, select the File > Import... menu.
  2. In the Import wizard, select Import metadata under the Metadata Bridge node, and click Next.
  3. Select a bridge from the Bridges list.

    In this example, we will import metadata from a data file exported from CA ErWin 9.x Data Modeler.

    Information noteTip: The parameters to set vary depending on the bridge you choose. Select any parameter to view a detailed description about it, and click in the Value field to set the value of the parameter.
  4. Click in the Value field for the File parameter, and click the [...] button to browse to the source file to import metadata from.
  5. Set the optional parameters if needed, and click Next.
  6. Select a date format and/or a directory to hold the data files as needed. Then click Next to start importing metadata from the selected object.
  7. When the import process is complete, click Finish to close the wizard.


Now a new database connection is created and automatically selected under the Metadata node of the Repository tree view. You can edit the connection and its schemas as needed and reuse the metadata in your Jobs.

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