tAssert Properties - 6.1

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The tAssert component works alongside tAssertCatcher to evaluate the status of a Job execution. It concludes with the boolean result based on an assertive statement related to the execution and feed the result to tAssertCatcher for proper Job status presentation.

Component family

Logs & Errors



Provides the Job status messages to tAssertCatcher.


Generates the boolean evaluation on the concern for the Job execution status. The status includes:

- Ok: the Job execution succeeds.

- Fail: the Job execution fails. The tested Job's result does not match the expectation or an execution error occured at runtime.

Basic settings


Type in your descriptive message to help identify the assertion of a tAssert.



Type in the assertive statement you base the evaluation on.

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.

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 follows the action the assertive condition is directly related to. It can be the intermediate or end component of the main Job, or the start, intermediate or end component of the secondary Job.


The evaluation of tAssert is captured only by tAssertCatcher.