SQL Transformation

This type of transformation specifies a database connection for the database server that runs the SQL file associated with the scenario. The data processed by the SQL script is located in the database.

To create an SQL transformation scenario, use one of the following methods:
  • Use the Configure Transformation Scenario(s) (Ctrl + Shift + C (Command + Shift + C on OS X)) action from the toolbar or the Document > Transformation menu. Then click the New button and select SQL transformation.
  • Go to Window > Show View and select Transformation Scenarios to display this view. Click the New Scenario drop-down menu button and select SQL transformation.
Both methods open the New Scenario dialog box. This dialog box allows you to configure the following options that control the transformation:
The unique name of the SQL transformation scenario.
Allows you to select one of the following storage options:
  • Project Options - The scenario is stored in the project file and can be shared with other users. For example, if your project is saved on a source versioning/sharing system (CVS, SVN, Source Safe, etc.) or a shared folder, your team can use the scenarios that you store in the project file.
  • Global Options - The scenario is saved in the global options that are stored in the user home directory and is not accessible to other users.
Allows you to specify the URL of the SQL script. You can specify the path by using the text field, its history drop-down, the Insert Editor Variables button, or the browsing tools in the Browse drop-down list. You can also use the Open in editor button to open the specified file in the editor panel.
Allows you to select a connection from a drop-down list. To configure a connection, use the Advanced options button to open the Data Source preferences page.
Allows you to add or configure parameters for the transformation.