tTeradataTPump - 6.1

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tTeradataTPump Properties

Component Family




This component inserts, updates, or deletes data in the Teradata database with the TPump loading utility which allows near-real-time data to be achieved in the data warehouse.


Use this component to insert, update, or delete data in the Teradata Database, particularly for environments where batch windows are shrinking and warehouse maintenance overlaps normal working hours.

Basic settings

Property type

Either Built-in or Repository.

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



Built-in: No property data stored centrally.



Repository: Select the repository file in which the properties are stored. The fields that follow are completed automatically using the data retrieved.


Execution platform

Select the Operating System type you use.



Host name or IP address of the database server.


Database name

Database name.


Username and Password

DB user authentication data.

To enter the password, click the [...] button next to the password field, and then in the pop-up dialog box enter the password between double quotes and click OK to save the settings.



Name of the table to be written. Note that only one table can be written at a time.


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. 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.



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 the schema and stored it in the Repository. You can reuse it in various projects and Job designs. Related topic: see Talend Studio User Guide.


Click Edit schema to make changes to the schema. If the current schema is of the Repository type, three options are available:

  • View schema: choose this option to view the schema only.

  • Change to built-in property: choose this option to change the schema to Built-in for local changes.

  • Update repository connection: choose this option to change the schema stored in the repository and decide whether to propagate the changes to all the Jobs upon completion. If you just want to propagate the changes to the current Job, you can select No upon completion and choose this schema metadata again in the [Repository Content] window.


Script generated folder

Browse your directory and select the destination of the file which will be created.


Action to data

On the data of the table defined, you can perform:

Insert: Add new entries to the table. If duplicates are found, job stops.

Update: Make changes to existing entries

Insert or update: Insert a new record. If the record with the given reference already exists, an update would be made.

Delete: Remove entries corresponding to the input flow.


It is necessary to specify at least one column as a primary key on which the Update and Delete operations are based. You can do that by clicking Edit Schema and selecting the check box(es) next to the column(s) you want to set as primary key(s).


Where condition in case Delete

Type in a condition, which, once verified, will delete the row.

This field appears only when Delete is selected from the Action to data drop-down list.


Load file

Browse your directory and select the file from which you want to load data.


Field separator

Character, string or regular expression to separate fields.


Error file

Browse your directory and select the destination of the file where the error messages will be recorded.

Advanced settings

Define Log table

This check box is selected to define a log table you want to use in place of the default one that is the database table you defined in Basic settings. The syntax required to define the log table is databasename.logtablename.



This field allows you to define your BEGIN LOAD command to initiate or restart a TPump task. You can specify the number of sessions to use, the error limit and any other parameters needed to execute the task. The default value is:


For more information, see Teradata Parallel Data Pump Reference documentation.


Return tpump error

Select this check box to specify the exit code number to indicate the point at which an error message should display in the console.


Define character set

Specify the character encoding you need use for your system


tStat Catcher Statistics

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

Global Variables

EXIT_VALUE: the process exit code. 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.


This component offers the flexibility of the DB query and covers all possible SQL queries.


If you are using a subscription-based version of the Studio, the activity of this component can be logged using the log4j feature. For more information on this feature, see Talend Studio User Guide.

For more information on the log4j logging levels, see the Apache documentation at

Scenario: Inserting data into a Teradata database table

In this scenario, you create a Job using tTeradataTPump to insert customer data into a Teradata database table and specify the exit code to be displayed in the event of an exception error.

Three components are used in this Job:

  • tRowGenerator: generates rows as required using random customer data taken from a list.

  • tFileOutputDelimited: outputs the customer data into a delimited file.

  • tTeradataTPump: inserts the customer data into the Teradata database table in the Tpump mode.

Dropping components

  1. Drop the required components: tRowGenerator, tFileOutputDelimited and tTeradataTPump from the Palette onto the design workspace.

  2. Link tRowGenerator to tFileOutputDelimited using a Row > Main connection.

  3. Link tRowGenerator to tTeradataTPump using a Trigger > On SubjobOk connection.

Configuring the components

  1. Double click tRowGenerator to open the [tRowGenerator Editor] window.

    In the [tRowGenerator Editor] window, define the data to be generated. For this Job, the schema is composed of two columns: ID and Name.

    Enter the Number of Rows for RowGenerator to generate.

  2. Double click tFileOutputDelimited to define its properties in the Component view.

  3. Next to File Name, browse to the output file or enter a name for the output file to be created.

  4. Between double quotation marks, enter the delimiters to be used next to Row Separator and Field Separator.

    Click Edit schema and check that the schema matches the input schema. If need be, click Sync Columns.

  5. Double click tTeradataTPump to open its Component view.

    In the Basic settings tab of the Component view, define the tTeradataTPump parameters. I

  6. Enter the Database name, User name and Password in accordance with your database authentication information.

  7. Specify the Table into which you want to insert the customer data. In this scenario, it is called mytable.

  8. In the Script generated folder field, browse to the folder in which you want to store the script files generated.

  9. In the Load file field, browse to the file which contains the customer data.

  10. In the Error file field, browse to the file in which you want to log the error information.

  11. In the Action on data field, select Insert.

Executing the Job

  1. Press F6 to execute the Job.

  2. The Run view console reads as follows:

  3. Double-click the tTeradataTPump component to go back to its Component view.

  4. On the Advanced settings tab, select the Return tpump error check box and type in the exit code number to indicate the point at which an error message should be displayed in the console. In this example, enter the number 4 and use the default values for the other parameters.

  5. Press F6 to run the Job.

  6. The Run view console reads as follows:

    An exception error occurs and TPump returned exit code 12 is displayed. If you need to view detailed information about the exception error, you can open the log file stored in the directory you specified in the Error file field in the Basic settings tab of the Component view.