tSPSSInput Standard properties - 7.2


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

The Standard tSPSSInput component belongs to the Business Intelligence family.

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

Basic settings

Sync schema

Click this button to synchronize with the columns of the input SPSS .sav file.

Warning: The component cannot import schema from a .sav file properly in a 64-bit environment. To do so, you need to make sure all of the following are of 32 bits:
  • OS
  • JVM
  • Talend studio launcher
  • SPSS software

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.

The schema metadata in this component is retrieved directly from the input SPSS .sav file and thus is read-only.

You can click Edit schema to view the retrieved metadata.


Name or path of the SPSS .sav file to be read.

Translate labels

Select this check box to translate the labels of the stored values.


If you select this check box, you need to retrieve the metadata again.

Advanced settings

tStat Catcher Statistics

Select this check box to collect log data at the component level.

Global Variables

Global Variables

NB_LINE: the number of rows read by an input component or transferred to an output component. This is an After variable and it returns an integer.

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 is used as a start component. It requires an output flow.


Before being able to benefit from all functional objectives of the SPSS components, make sure to do the following: -If you have already installed SPSS, add the path to the SPSS directory as the following: SET PATH=%PATH%;<DR>:\program\SPSS, or -If you have not installed SPSS, you must copy the SPSS IO "spssio32.dll" lib from the SPSS installation CD and paste it in Talend root directory.


This component is for 32-bit JVMs only. To use it on a 64-bit platform, you need to set up a 32-bit JVM before executing the job, as described below.

  1. Open the Job containing the component in Talend Studio.

  2. Switch to the Run tab and enter the Advanced settings view.

  3. Select the Use specific JVM arguments check box and click the New... button. The Set the VM Argument dialog box appears.

  4. Type -d32 in the Argument text box of the Set the VM Argument dialog box and click OK for validation.