tLoop Properties - 6.1

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Component family

Orchestration

 

Basic settings

Loop Type

Select a type of loop to be carried out: either For or While.

For: The task or Job is carried out for the defined number of iteration

While: The task or Job is carried until the condition is met.

For

From

Type in the first instance number which the loop should start from. A start instance number of 2 with a step of 2 means the loop takes on every even number instance.

 

To

Type in the last instance number which the loop should finish with.

 

Step

Type in the step the loop should be incremented of. A step of 2 means every second instance.

 

Values are increasing

Select this check box to only allow an increasing sequence. Deselect this check box to only allow a decreasing sequence.

While

Declaration

Type in an expression initiating the loop.

 

Condition

Type in the condition that should be met for the loop to end.

 

Iteration

Type in the expression showing the operation to be performed at each loop.

Usage

tLoop is to be used as a start component and can only be used with an iterate connection to the next component.

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.

CURRENT_VALUE: the current value. Only available for a For type loop. This is a Flow variable and it returns an integer.

CURRENT_ITERATION: the sequence number of the current iteration. This is a Flow variable and it returns an integer.

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.

Connections

Outgoing links (from this component to another):

Row: Iterate.

Trigger: On Subjob Ok; On Subjob Error; Run if; On Component Ok; On Component Error.

Incoming links (from one component to this one):

Row: Iterate;

Trigger: On Subjob Ok; On Subjob Error; Run if; On Component Ok; On Component Error; Synchronize; Parallelize.

For further information regarding connections, see Talend Studio User Guide.

Log4j

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.

Limitation

n/a