Process types - Cloud - 8.0

Talend Data Fabric Studio User Guide

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When creating a new Process from Talend Studio, you can select one of the proposed Process types: Before Saving/Deleting, Entity/Welcome Action, Smart View, or Other.

The table below describes the different Process types:

Process type Description Associated plugin

Other

Any type other than the listed ones. This process is usually executed after an event occurs on master data in the MDM Hub.

Any in the list of available plugins.

Before Saving

A Process that validates master data according to certain conditions before saving it in the MDM Hub. This Process can be linked with a Job designed in the Integration perspective to perform the validation operation automatically.

This Process can alter the MDM record before it is committed in the database. For instance, a Job may be run that completes the record with calculations and/or enrichments.

Note:

The naming of this Process follows a specific pattern: beforeSaving_<entity>.

Note also that, for improved readability, in the MDM Repository view, Processes are stored in subfolders by type and only the second part of the name is displayed.

Any in the list of available plugins. If this Process is linked with a Talend Job, it uses the callJob plugin. This plugin executes a call to the Job created in the Integration perspective to evaluate the data to be saved and returns an error or warning message if validation of this data is necessary.

For further information, see Setting schema for a Before Saving/Deleting Job.

Before Deleting

A Process that evaluates master data according to certain conditions before deleting it from the MDM Hub. This Process can be linked with a Job designed in the Integration perspective to perform the operation automatically.

Note:

The naming of this Process follows a specific pattern: beforedeleting_<object name>.

Note also that, for improved readability, in the MDM Repository view, Processes are stored in subfolders by type and only the second part of the name is displayed.

Any in the list of available plugins. If this Process is linked with a Talend Job, it uses the callJob plugin. This plugin executes a call to the Job created in the Integration perspective to evaluate data before deleting it and forbid the change by an error message.

For further information, see Setting schema for a Before Saving/Deleting Job.

Smart View

An XSLT-based Process that is automatically detected by Talend MDM Web UI.

It sets up a more customized graphical presentation for a given data object (hiding some fields, displaying icons, etc.). The business user may choose to display or print the object with this read-only personalized view or to switch to the usual generated view where edits are possible.

Note:

The naming of this Process follows a specific pattern: Smart_view_<entity>_[<ISO2>][<#name>], where the 2 character language ISO code and the name suffix are optional. <ISO2> allows you to define multilingual smart views, and the <#name> suffix allows you to have several alternates smart views of the same entity.

This Process name will automatically fallback to Smart_view_<entity> if the language is not found, and the language you use to define the Smart View HTML parameters in the Smart View editor will be picked as the default language.

Note that, for improved readability, in the MDM Repository view, Processes are stored in subfolders by type and only the second part of the name is displayed.

For further information, see Creating a Smart View Process.

Usually XSLT which transforms an XML document using XSLT.

But you can choose any number of steps using any plugin, as long as the result at the end is HTML.

Entity Action

A Process that is created in the Studio and automatically listed in the Data Browser page in Talend MDM Web UI. A business user can then select any of these Processes listed in the Web User Interface and click the Launch Process button to start the selected Process.

This Process is always linked to a specific entity. You can design this Process to do any tasks you want, for example sending the entity by email.

Note:

The naming of this Process follows a specific pattern: Runnable_<entity>. However, if you want to customize the Process name, you must specify an Optional Name in the Create Process wizard. This adds a hash sign before the word you want to add to the Process name. For example, giving the Optional Name Send to an Entity Action Process on the Agency entity would give the Process name Runnable_Agency#Send.

Note also that, for improved readability, in the MDM Repository view Processes are stored in subfolders by type and only the second part of the name is displayed.

For further information, see Creating an Entity Action Process.

Any in the list of available plugins. However, typical associated plugins are callJob if the Process is linked with a Talend Job.

Welcome Action

Similar to the Runnable Process but is not linked to a specific entity.

This Process is created in the Studio and automatically listed in the Welcome page in Talend MDM Web UI.

You can design this Process to do any task you want, for example adding a new record/entity.

Note:

The naming of this Process follows a specific pattern: Runnable#<name>; for example Runnable#AddNewRecord.

Note also that, for improved readability, in the MDM Repository view, Processes are stored in subfolders by type and only the second part of the name is displayed.

For further information, see Creating a Welcome Action Process

Any in the list of available plugins. However, typical associated plugins are callJob if the Process is linked with a Talend Job.