tVerticaInput Standard properties - 7.3

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These properties are used to configure tVerticaInput running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard tVerticaInput component belongs to the Databases family.

The component in this framework is available in all Talend products.

Note: This component is a specific version of a dynamic database connector. The properties related to database settings vary depending on your database type selection. For more information about dynamic database connectors, see Dynamic database components.

Basic settings

Database

Select a type of database from the list and click Apply.

Property Type

Select the way the connection details will be set.

  • Built-In: The connection details will be set locally for this component. You need to specify the values for all related connection properties manually.

  • Repository: The connection details stored centrally in Repository > Metadata will be reused by this component. You need to click the [...] button next to it and in the pop-up Repository Content dialog box, select the connection details to be reused, and all related connection properties will be automatically filled in.

Click the icon to open a database connection wizard and store the database connection parameters you set in the component.

For more information about setting up and storing database connection parameters, see Talend Studio User Guide.

DB Version

Select the version of the database.

Use an existing connection

Select this check box and in the Component List click the relevant connection component to reuse the connection details you already defined.

When a Job contains the parent Job and the child Job, if you need to share an existing connection between the two levels, for example, to share the connection created by the parent Job with the child Job, you have to:

  1. In the parent level, register the database connection to be shared in the Basic settings view of the connection component which creates that very database connection.

  2. In the child level, use a dedicated connection component to read that registered database connection.

For an example about how to share a database connection across Job levels, see Talend Studio User Guide.

Host

The IP address or hostname of the database.

Port

The listening port number of the database.

Database

The name of the database.

Schema

The schema of the database.

Username and Password

The database 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.

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. When you create a Spark Job, avoid the reserved word line when naming the fields.

  • Built-In: You create and store the schema locally for this component only.

  • Repository: You have already created the schema and stored it in the Repository. You can reuse it in various projects and Job designs.

Click Edit schema to make changes to the schema.
Note: If you make changes, the schema automatically becomes built-in.
  • 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.

This component offers the advantage of the dynamic schema feature. This allows you to retrieve unknown columns from source files or to copy batches of columns from a source without mapping each column individually. For further information about dynamic schemas, see Talend Studio User Guide.

This dynamic schema feature is designed for the purpose of retrieving unknown columns of a table and is recommended to be used for this purpose only; it is not recommended for the use of creating tables.

Table Name

The name of the table from which data will be retrieved.

Query Type and Query

Specify the database query statement paying particularly attention to the properly sequence of the fields which must correspond to the schema definition.

  • Built-In: Fill in the query statement in the Query field manually or click the [...] button next to the Query field to build the statement graphically using the SQLBuilder.

  • Repository: Select the relevant query stored in the Repository by clicking the [...] button next to it and in the pop-up Repository Content dialog box, select the query to be used, and the Query field will be automatically filled in.

If using the dynamic schema feature, the SELECT query must include the * wildcard, to retrieve all of the columns from the table selected.

Advanced settings

Additional JDBC Parameters

Specify additional JDBC parameters for the database connection created.

This property is not available when the Use an existing connection check box in the Basic settings view is selected.

Trim all the String/Char columns

Select this check box to remove leading whitespace and trailing whitespace from all String/Char columns.

Trim column

Select the check box for corresponding column to remove leading whitespace and trailing whitespace from it.

This property is not available when the Trim all the String/Char columns check box is selected.

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the Job processing metadata at the Job level as well as at each component level.

Global Variables

NB_LINE

The number of rows processed. This is an After variable and it returns an integer.

QUERY

The query statement being processed. This is a Flow variable and it returns a string.

ERROR_MESSAGE

The error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string.

Usage

Usage rule

This component covers all possible SQL queries for the Vertica database.

Talend Studio and the Vertica database create very fast and affordable data warehouse and data mart applications. For more information about how to configure Talend Studio to connect to Vertica, see Talend and HP Vertica Tips and Techniques.

Dynamic settings

Click the [+] button to add a row in the table and fill the Code field with a context variable to choose your database connection dynamically from multiple connections planned in your Job. This feature is useful when you need to access database tables having the same data structure but in different databases, especially when you are working in an environment where you cannot change your Job settings, for example, when your Job has to be deployed and executed independent of Talend Studio.

The Dynamic settings table is available only when the Use an existing connection check box is selected in the Basic settings view. Once a dynamic parameter is defined, the Component List box in the Basic settings view becomes unusable.

For examples on using dynamic parameters, see Reading data from databases through context-based dynamic connections and Reading data from different MySQL databases using dynamically loaded connection parameters. For more information on Dynamic settings and context variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.