tAccessConnection - 6.1

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tAccessConnection Properties

Component family




Opens a connection to the database for a current transaction.


This component is used to open a connection to the specified database that can then be reused in the subsequent subjob or subjobs.

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.


DB Version

Access 2003 or later versions.



Name of the database.


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.


Use or register a shared DB Connection

Select this check box to share your connection or fetch a connection shared by a parent or child Job. This allows you to share one single DB connection among several DB connection components from different Job levels that can be either parent or child.


This option is incompatible with the Use dynamic job and Use an independent process to run subjob options of the tRunJob component. Using a shared connection together with a tRunJob component with either of these two options enabled will cause your Job to fail.

Shared DB Connection Name: set or type in the shared connection name.

Advanced settings

Additional JDBC parameters

Specify additional connection properties for the DB connection you are creating.


This component is more commonly used with other tAccess* components, especially with the tAccessCommit and tAccessRollback components.


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 http://logging.apache.org/log4j/1.2/apidocs/org/apache/log4j/Level.html.


If you are using an ODBC driver, you need to work with Java 7, and make sure that your JVM and ODBC versions match up: both 64-bit or 32-bit.

When working with Java 8, this component supports only the General collation mode of Access.

Scenario: Inserting data in parent/child tables

The following Job is dedicated to advanced database users, who want to carry out multiple table insertions using a parent table Table1 to generate two child tables: Name and Birthday.

  • In Access 2007, create an Access database named Database1.

  • Once the Access database is created, create a table named Table1 with two column headings: Name and Birthday.

Back into the Integration perspective of Talend Studio, the Job requires twelve components including tAccessConnection, tAccessCommit, tAccessInput, tAccessOutput and tAccessClose.

  • Drop the following components from the Palette to the design workspace: tFileList, tFileInputDelimited, tMap, tAccessOutput (two), tAccessInput (two), tAccessCommit, tAccessClose and tLogRow (x2).

  • Connect the tFileList component to the input file component using an Iterate link. Thus, the name of the file to be processed will be dynamically filled in from the tFileList directory using a global variable.

  • Connect the tFileInputDelimited component to the tMap component and dispatch the flow between the two output Access components. Use a Row link for each of these connections representing the main data flow.

  • Set the tFileList component properties, such as the directory where files will be fetched from.

  • Add a tAccessConnection component and connect it to the starter component of this Job. In this example, the tFileList component uses an OnComponentOk link to define the execution order.

  • In the tAccessConnection Component view, set the connection details manually or fetch them from the Repository if you centrally store them as a Metadata DB connection entry. For more information about Metadata, see Talend Studio User Guide.

  • In the tFileInputDelimited component's Basic settings view, press Ctrl+Space bar to access the variable list. Set the File Name field to the global variable: tFileList_1.CURRENT_FILEPATH. For more information about using variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.

  • Set the rest of the fields as usual, defining the row and field separators according to your file structure.

  • Then set the schema manually through the [Edit schema] dialog box or select the schema from the Repository. Make sure the data type is correctly set, in accordance with the nature of the data processed.

  • In the tMap Output area, add two output tables, one called Name for the Name table, the second called Birthday, for the Birthday table. For more information about the tMap component, see Talend Studio User Guide.

  • Drag the Name column from the Input area, and drop it to the Name table.

  • Drag the Birthday column from the Input area, and drop it to the Birthday table.

  • Then connect the output row links to distribute the flow correctly to the relevant DB output components.

  • In each of the tAccessOutput components' Basic settings view, select the Use an existing connection check box to retrieve the tAccessConnection details.

  • Set the Table name making sure it corresponds to the correct table, in this example either Name or Birthday.

  • There is no action on the table as they are already created.

  • Select Insert as Action on data for both output components.

  • Click on Sync columns to retrieve the schema set in the tMap.

  • Then connect the first tAccessOutput component to the first tAccessInput component using an OnComponentOk link.

  • In each of the tAccessInput components' Basic settings view, select the Use an existing connection check box to retrieve the distributed data flow. Then set the schema manually through [Edit schema] dialog box.

  • Then set the Table Name accordingly. In tAccessInput_1, this will be Name.

  • Click on the Guess Query.

  • Connect each tAccessInput component to tLogRow component with a Row > Main link. In each of the tLogRow components' basic settings view, select Table in the Mode field.

  • Add the tAccessCommit component below the tFileList component in the design workspace and connect them together using an OnComponentOk link in order to terminate the Job with the transaction commit.

  • In the basic settings view of tAccessCommit component and from the Component list, select the connection to be used, tAccessConnection_1 in this scenario.

  • Save your Job and press F6 to execute it.

The parent table Table1 is reused to generate the Name table and Birthday table.