How to access a Repository

Talend Data Fabric Getting Started Guide

EnrichVersion
6.1
EnrichProdName
Talend Data Fabric
task
Design and Development
Data Quality and Preparation
Data Governance
EnrichPlatform
Talend Studio

When launching Talend Studio, you can connect to a local repository where you store the data for your projects, including Jobs and business models, metadata, routines, etc. You can also connect to a remote repository where you store the same type of data to work collaboratively on projects.

How to connect to a local repository

To set a connection to a local repository, do the following:

  1. On the login window of Talend Studio, click the Manage Connections button to open the repository connection setup dialog box.

    Note

    Depending on the license you are using, the product information displayed in your Studio may differ slightly from what is shown above.

  2. From the Repository list, select Local.

  3. If needed, type in a name and a description for your connection in the relevant fields.

  4. In the User E-mail field, type in the email address that will be used as your user login. This field is compulsory to be able to use Talend Studio.

    Be aware that the email entered is never used for purposes other than logging in.

  5. By default, the Workspace field shows the path to the current workspace directory which contains all of the folders belonging to the project created. To change the workspace directory, type in the name of an existing directory or click the [...] button next to the Workspace field and browse to your preferred workspace directory. Upon changing your workspace directory, unless it is the first startup, you need to restart your Talend Studio by clicking the Restart button back on the login window for your change to take effect.

    For more information about workspace directories, see Working with different workspace directories.

  6. If needed, click the plus [+] button in the lower left corner and set the connection information to add as many connections as needed.

    To edit a connection, select the connection and edit the connection details following the steps above.

    To remove a connection, select the connection and click the [X] button.

  7. Click OK to validate your changes and return to the login window.

How to connect to a remote repository

Warning

Before connecting to the remote repository for the first time, make sure you received a login and password from the administrator who created your user account stored in Talend Administration Center.

Note that, for users who loaded a license from a remote server when they first launched the Studio, the information related to the connection to a remote repository are retrieved from Talend Administration Center and thus are automatically completed.

To connect manually to a remote repository, do the following:

  1. On the login window of Talend Studio, click the Manage Connections button to open the repository connection setup dialog box.

    To access a remote repository, configure the connection access in the following steps.

  2. Add a connection to the Connections list using the [+] button.

  3. From the Repository list, select Remote.

    In the Name field, enter a name to the connection. This name will be displayed in the connection list on the login window of Talend Studio

    If needed, enter a description of your connection in the Description field.

    In the User E-mail and User Password fields, enter the user details you received from the administrator.

    By default, the Workspace field shows the path to the current workspace directory. To change the workspace directory, type in the name of an existing directory or click the [...] button next to the Workspace field and browse to your preferred workspace directory. Upon changing your workspace directory, unless it is the first startup, you need to restart your Talend Studio by clicking the Restart button back on the login window for your change to take effect.

    For more information about workspace directories, see Working with different workspace directories.

    In the Web-app URL field, enter the address of the web application where the repository is stored, as provided by your Talend administrator, and click the Check url button to verify your login connection.

  4. Click OK to validate your connection settings and go back to login window.

    On the login window, the newly created connection is displayed on the Connection list.

    Note

    As soon as you are connected with Talend Administration Center and if an update for your Studio is found, an update button appears at the bottom of the login window and the Open button becomes inoperable. Click update to download and install the update. When the installation completes, click the restart button that appears next to the update button to restart your Studio so that the newly installed update takes effect. For more information on the software update process, see the Talend Installation Guide.

  5. From the Connection list, select the relevant connection.

  6. Click the Refresh button to update the existing project list.

  7. From the Project list, select the project you want to launch.

  8. From the Branch list, select the trunk, a branch, or a tag, whichever is desired.

    Warning

    A tag is a read-only copy of an SVN or Git managed project. If you choose to open a tag, you can make changes to your project items but you will be unable to permanently save your changes to a Job unless you copy the Job to a branch or the trunk. For how to copy a Job to a branch, see your Studio User Guide.

  9. Click Finish to launch the project selected in Talend Studio. The listed projects are the projects allocated to you in Talend Administration Center.

    Note

    According to your user Role defined in Talend Administration Center, the Create, Import and Demos features are enabled or disabled.