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Pentaho 3.2 Data Integration Beginner's Guide by María Carina Roldán

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Time for action—automating the loading of the sales datamart

Suppose that every day you want to update your sales datamart by adding the information about the sales for the day before. Let's do some modifications to the jobs and transformations you did so that the job can run automatically.

In order to test the changes, you'll have to change the date for your system. Set the current date as 2009-10-02.

  1. Create a new transformation.
  2. Drag to the canvas a Get system data step and fill it like here:
    Time for action—automating the loading of the sales datamart
  3. With a Select values step, change the metadata of both fields: As type put String and as format, yyyy-MM-dd.
  4. Add a Set variables step and use the two fields ...

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