How to change the Palette layout and settings

Talend Data Management Platform Studio User Guide

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6.2
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Talend Data Management Platform
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Design and Development
Data Quality and Preparation
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Talend Studio

The Palette contains all basic technical components and shapes as well as branches for Job design and business modeling in the design workspace. These components and shapes as well as branches are grouped in families and sub-families.

For specific component configuration, check Talend Components Reference Guide.

Talend Studio enables you to change the layout and position of your Palette according to your requirements. the below sections explain all management options you can carry out on the Palette.

How to show, hide the Palette and change its position

By default, the Palette might be hidden on the right hand side of your design workspace.

If you want the Palette to show permanently, click the left arrow, at the upper right corner of the design workspace, to make it visible at all times.

You can also move around the Palette outside the design workspace within the Integration perspective. To enable the standalone Palette view, click the Window menu > Show View... > General > Palette.

If you want to set the Palette apart in a panel, right-click the Palette head bar and select Detached from the contextual menu. The Palette opens in a separate view that you can move around wherever you like within the perspective.

How to display/hide components families

You can display/hide components families according to your needs in case of visibility problems, for example. To do so, right-click the Palette and select Display folder to display components families and Hide folder to display components without their families.

Note

This display/hide option can be very useful when you are in the Favorite view of the Palette. In this view, you usually have a limited number of components that if you display without their families, you will have them in an alphabetical list and thus facilitate their usage. for more information about the Palette favorite, see How to set the Palette favorite.

How to maintain a component family open

If you often use one or many component families, you can add a pin on their names to stop them from collapsing when you select components from other families.

To add a pin, click the pin icon on the top right-hand corner of the family name.

How to filter the Palette

You can select the components to be shown or hidden on your Palette. You can also add to the Palette the components that you developed yourself.

For more information about filtering the Palette, see Palette Settings.

For more information about adding components to the Palette, either from Talend Exchange or from your own development, see How to download/upload Talend Community components and/or How to define the user component folder (Talend > Components).

How to set the Palette favorite

The Palette offers you search and favorite possibilities that by turn facilitate its usage.

You can add/remove components to/from the Palette favorite view in order to have a quick access to all the components that you mostly use.

To do so:

  1. From the Palette, right-click the component you want to add to Palette favorite and select Add To Favorite.

  2. Do the same for all the components you want to add to the Palette favorite then click the Favorite button in the upper right corner of the Palette to display the Palette favorite.

    Only the components added to the favorite are displayed.

    To delete a component from the Palette favorite, right-click the component you want to remove from the favorite and select Remove From Favorite.

    To restore the Palette standard view, click the Standard button in the upper right corner of the Palette.

How to change components layout in the Palette

You can change the layout of the component list in the Palette to display them in columns or in lists, as icons only or as icons with short description.

You can also enlarge the component icons for better readability of the component list.

To do so, right-click any component family in the Palette and select the desired option in the contextual menu or click Settings to open the [Palette Settings] window and fine-tune the layout.

How to add external components to the Palette

Talend Studio enables you to add external components to the Palette of your Studio and use them in your Job designs.

For more information about the creation and development of user components, refer to the component creation tutorial on our wiki at http://www.talendforge.org/wiki/doku.php?id=component_creation.

For more information about how to download user components in your Studio, see How to download/upload Talend Community components.