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Creating a Joblet from a Job

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You can create a Joblet directly from an existing Job. To do so:


  1. Open the Job in Talend Studio.
    Standard Job with tMap component.
  2. Right-click the component(s) you want to transform to a Joblet and select Refactor to Joblet from the contextual menu to open the New Joblet dialog box. In this example, tMap will be transformed to a Joblet.
  3. In the New Joblet dialog box, fill in at least the Name field to designate the Joblet. You can also add information to ease the Joblet management, such as: Description, Version, Author and Status.
    New Joblet parameters




    Enter a name for your new Joblet. A message comes up if you enter prohibited characters.


    Enter the Joblet purpose or any useful information regarding the Job in use.


    Enter a description if need.


    This field is read-only as it shows by default the current user login.


    This field is read-only as it shows by default the current user login.


    The version is read-only. You can manually increment the version using the M and m buttons.


    Select a status from the list. By default, the status you can select is development, testing, or production. To define more statuses, see Status settings.


    This field is read-only. It refers to the item access path in the repository. This field is empty when the item is created in the root folder.

  4. Click Finish to validate your settings and close the dialog box.
    The design workspace opens showing the Joblet name as tab label. The input and output Joblet components are automatically included in the Joblet during its creation and the transformation component selected for creating the Joblet, tMap in this example.
    Joblet "SimpleTransformation 0.1"

    The tMap component is then automatically replaced by the Joblet component in the Job.

    Joblet "SimpleDataTransformation 0.1"
  5. Save your Job and press F6 to execute it.


You can as well include other transformation steps after your Joblet, if necessary. For more information about modifying a Joblet, see Editing a Joblet.

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