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Pentaho Data Integration Cookbook Second Edition by María Carina Roldán, Adrián Sergio Pulvirenti, Alex Meadows

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Executing a PDI job from the Pentaho User Console

Pentaho User Console (PUC) is a web application included with the Pentaho Server, conveniently built for you to generate reports, browse cubes, explore dashboards, and more. Among the list of tasks, is the ability to run Kettle jobs. As mentioned in the previous recipe, everything in the Pentaho platform is made up of action sequences. Therefore, if you intend to run a job from the PUC, you have to create an action sequence that does it.

For this recipe, you will use a job that simply deletes all files with extension .tmp found in a given folder. The objective is to run the job from PUC through an action sequence.

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In order to follow this recipe, you will need a basic understanding of ...

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