Assembly Editor

Use the Assembly Editor to create an assembly.

Each Hierarchical Data stage that you add to a job requires an assembly. An assembly defines a series of steps that parse, compose, and transform hierarchical data.

The Assembly Editor has a palette that contains assembly steps that you can add to the canvas.

To add a step, in the Assembly Editor canvas, drag a step from the palette to a link. The step is inserted into the flow at that location. Steps are available for various transformations, including sorting, aggregating, joining, and pivoting.
Note: Only XML parser and JSON parser are supported for DataStage® Version 4.0.3.

When you click the name of a step in the Assembly Outline, the step is shown in the Configuration page. The Configuration page contains mandatory fields that you must complete to configure the step.

The step Input/step Output pane displays the step input and the step output as schema trees. The step Input is the result of the enrichments and transformations that were made by all of the previous steps in the assembly. The step Output describes the output of the current step. For example, if the step adds a node to the data structure, the step Output highlights the new node. Within the assembly, the output of one step is always the input for the next step in the outline.