tDqReportRun properties - 6.1

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Data Quality



tDqReportRun launches the profiling analyses defined in a report created in the Profiling perspective and generates a report file without having to open Talend Studio.

This component executes report as does the Generate report file menu item in the Profiling perspective.

For more information about how to generate a report file from report items in the DQ Repository tree view, see the reports chapter in the Talend Studio User Guide.


You can use this component to communicate with Talend Studio, launch the analyses listed in a report and save the results in the data quality data mart.

You can schedule the Job that uses this component in Talend Administration Center and simply launch it to generate the report file without having to deploy the Studio on the same host server as the job server.

Using this component, you can also generate all types of reports (pdf, XML, or HTML) in folders of your choice and save the analysis results in the report database.

Basic settings

Schema and Edit schema

A schema is a row description, it defines the number of fields to be processed and passed on to the next component. The schema is either Built-in or stored remotely in the Repository.

Since version 5.6, both the Built-In mode and the Repository mode are available in any of the Talend solutions.

The schema of this component is read-only. It gives some information about the report such as report identification, report name, execution time and so on.



Built-in: You create and store the schema locally for this component only. Related topic: see Talend Studio User Guide.



Repository: You have already created and stored the schema in the Repository. You can reuse it in other projects and job designs. Related topic: see Talend Studio User Guide.


Refresh Dependency

Click this button to update the jars needed by the report datamart before executing the report Job.

This operation is mandatory when you change the database type of the report datamart in the report editor in the Profiling perspective.

For further information about configuring databases to store report results, see the report chapter in Talend Studio User Guide.


Browse Reports

Click this button to open a dialog box where you can select one or more reports to be generated. If the reports you select store analysis results in different datamarts, generating the report will store these results in the different databases accordingly. However, one report file will be generated in the path defined in the component basic settings.

All reports created in the Profiling perspective are listed in this dialog box.


Report filenames

This field holds the technical path of the report(s) to be generated. You can fill it:

-automatically by selecting the report(s) from the report list through the Browse reports button,

-manually, by typing in or pasting the report technical path. You can copy the technical path of the report from the Detail view panel below DQ Repository in the Profiling perspective of your Studio. The technical path is displayed in the panel when you select the report in the repository.

You can set several report pathes separated by commas.


Output folder

Set the path to the folder where to store the generated report file.

The path is set by default to the home directory of your studio. This path overwrites the path information set in each report item.

Advanced settings

Driver JAR

Jars are listed by default in this table if you generate the Job via the Generate report file menu item in the Profiling perspective.

You can still add Jar files by adding lines to the table. Then on each line, click the [...] button to open a wizard from which you can select a driver Jar relevant to the connection used by the analyses listed in the report. In the wizard, you can select Jars from either internal or external modules.


tStat Catcher Statistics

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

Global Variables

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.


This is a start component of a Job. It needs an output component to which it sends information about report execution.


You are recommended to generate a launch-report Job using this component from the DQ Repository tree view in the Profiling perspective of your Studio. For further information about how to generate this ready-to-use Job, see the reports chapter in the Talend Studio User Guide.