Configuration tabs - 6.2

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The configuration tabs are located in the lower half of the design workspace. Each tab opens a view that displays the properties of the selected element in the design workspace. These properties can be edited to change or set the parameters related to a particular component or to the Job as a whole.

The Component, Run Jobs, Problems and Error Log views gather all information relative to the graphical elements selected in the design workspace or the actual execution of the open Job.

The Modules and Scheduler tabs are located in the same tab system as the Component, Logs and Run Job tabs. Both views are independent from the active or inactive Jobs open on the design workspace.


You can show more tabs in this tab system and directly open the corresponding view if you select Window > Show view and then, in the open dialog box, expand any node and select the element you want to display.

The sections below describe the view of each of the configuration tabs.




This view details the parameters specific to each component of the Palette. To create a Job that will function, you are required to fill out the necessary fields of this Component view for each component forming your Job.

For more information about the Component view, see How to define component properties.

Run Job

This view obviously shows the current job execution. It becomes a log console at the end of an execution.

For details about job execution, see Handling Job and Route execution.

Error Log

This view is mainly used for Job execution errors. It shows the history of warnings or errors occurring during job executions.


The log tab has also an informative function for a Java component operating progress, for example.

Error Log tab is hidden by default. As for any other view, go to Window > Show views, then expand General node and select Error Log to display it on the tab system.


This view shows if a module is necessary and required for the use of a referenced component. Checking the Modules view helps to verify what modules you have or should have to run smoothly your Jobs.

For more information, see the Talend Installation Guide.

Job view

The Job view displays various information related to the open Job on the design workspace. This view has the following tabs:

Main tab

This tab displays basic information about the Job opened on the design workspace, for example its name, author, version number, etc. The information is read-only. To edit it you have to close your Job, right-click its label on the Repository tree view and click Edit properties on the drop-down list.

Extra tab

This tab displays extra parameters including multi thread and implicit context loading features. For more information, see How to use the features in the Extra tab

Stats/Log tab

This tab allows you to enable/disable the statistics and logs for the whole Job.

You can already enable these features for every single component of your Job by simply using and setting the relevant components: tFlowMeterCatcher, tStatCatcher, tLogCatcher.

For more information about these components, see Talend Components Reference Guide.

In addition, you can now set these features for the whole active Job (for all components of your Job) in one go, without using the Catcher components mentioned above. This way, all components get tracked and logged in the File or Database table according to your setting.

You can also save the current setting to Project Settings by clicking the button.

For more details about the Stats & Logs automation, see How to automate the use of statistics & logs.

Version tab

This tab displays the different versions of the Job opened on the design workspace and their creation and modification dates.


History tab

This tab displays the different revisions of the Job stored on the SVN or Git repository and their date and author. It appears for the job created in a remote project.

Test Cases

When a Job is selected from the Repository tree view or currently open on the design workspace, this view lets you view and run the test cases created for the Job.

When a test case is selected from the Repository tree view or currently open on the design workspace, this view displays the various information related to the test case, and lets you configure and run the test case or its instances.

For more information on how to create, configure and run test cases, see Testing Jobs and Services using test cases.


This view displays the messages linked to the icons docked at a components in case of problem, for example when part of its setting is missing. Three types of icons/messages exist: Error, Warning and Infos.

For more information, see Warnings and error icons on components.

Job Hierarchy

This view displays a tree folder showing the child Job(s) of the parent Job selected. To show this view, right-click the parent Job in the Repository tree view and select Open Job Hierarchy on the drop-down list.

You can also show this view in the Window > Show view... combination where you can select Talend > Job Hierarchy.

You can see Job Hierarchy only if you create a parent Job and one or more child Job(s) via the tRunJob component. For more information about tRunJob, see Talend Components Reference Guide.


When inserting a shape in the design workspace, the Properties view offers a range of formatting tools to help you customizing your business model and improve its readability.