Advanced ETL Processor

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual

Contents
Contents....................................................................................................................................... 2 1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 9 2. Key features ........................................................................................................................... 10 2.1 Extraction Process ........................................................................................................... 10 2.1.1 Multiple Data Formats.............................................................................................. 10 2.1.2 Multiple Databases and Table Processing................................................................ 10 2.1.3 Other Database Features........................................................................................... 10 2.2 Summary of the Extraction Process: ............................................................................... 10 2.3 Validation Process ........................................................................................................... 11 2.4 Summary of Validation Processes:.................................................................................. 11 2.5 Transformation Process ................................................................................................... 11 2.6 Powerful Data Transformation ........................................................................................ 11 2.7 Summary of Transformation Processes:.......................................................................... 12 2.8 Loading Process............................................................................................................... 13 2.9 Summary of the Loading Process:................................................................................... 13 3. Requirements......................................................................................................................... 14 4. Advanced ETL Processor Architecture .............................................................................. 16 5. Processing Data ..................................................................................................................... 16 5. Processing Data ..................................................................................................................... 17 5.1 Screen Overview ............................................................................................................. 17 Main tool bar ..................................................................................................................... 18 5.2 Transformation Properties ............................................................................................... 19 5.3 Template tab .................................................................................................................... 20 5.4 Execution Log Tab .......................................................................................................... 21 5.5 Rejected Records Tab...................................................................................................... 22 5.6 Creating new transformation and working with Objects................................................. 23 5.7 Working with Reader ...................................................................................................... 25 5.7.1 Universal Data Reader.............................................................................................. 25 5.7.2 Data source is a Text File. ........................................................................................ 26 5.7.3 Data source is MS Access or Excel File................................................................... 31 5.7.4 Data source is a DBF File......................................................................................... 35 5.7.5 Data source is a ODBC Connection ......................................................................... 37 5.7.6 Data source is a MS SQL Server .............................................................................. 40 5.7.7 Data source is an Oracle Database ........................................................................... 41 5.7.8 Data source is an MySql........................................................................................... 42 5.7.9 Data source is an PostgreSQL Database................................................................... 43 5.7.10 Data source is an Interbase or Firebird Database ................................................... 44 5.8 Working with Validator................................................................................................... 45 5.8.1 Debugging Validation............................................................................................... 47 5.9 Working with Transformer.............................................................................................. 50 5.9.1 Auto mapping ........................................................................................................... 52 5.10 Working with Grouper .................................................................................................. 53 5.11 Working with Sorter ...................................................................................................... 54 5.12 Working with Deduplicator........................................................................................... 56 5.13 Working with UnPivot .................................................................................................. 57 5.14 Working with Pivot ....................................................................................................... 62 5.15 Working with Writer ..................................................................................................... 67 5.15.1 Target type is a Text File........................................................................................ 67 Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 2 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 5.15.2 Target type is MS Access or Excel File.................................................................. 70 5.15.3 Target type is a DBF File........................................................................................ 72 5.15.4 Target type is ODBC connection............................................................................ 74 5.15.5 Target type is MS SQL Server................................................................................ 75 5.15.6 Target type is Oracle............................................................................................... 77 5.15.7 Target type is MySql .............................................................................................. 78 5.15.8 Target type is PostgreSQL...................................................................................... 79 5.15.9 Target type is Interbase/Firebird............................................................................. 80 5.15.10 How to Update/Delete Records ............................................................................ 82 5.15.11 Running SQL Scripts............................................................................................ 84 6. Validation Rules .................................................................................................................... 85 6.1 Strings.............................................................................................................................. 86 6.1.1 Is Null ....................................................................................................................... 86 6.1.2 Is Empty String......................................................................................................... 86 6.1.3 Is Alpha .................................................................................................................... 86 6.1.4 Is Alpha Numeric...................................................................................................... 86 6.1.4 Is Hex........................................................................................................................ 87 6.1.5 Is Equal To ............................................................................................................... 87 6.1.6 Is Starts With ............................................................................................................ 88 6.1.7 Is Ends With ............................................................................................................. 88 6.1.8 Contains.................................................................................................................... 88 6.1.9 In List........................................................................................................................ 88 6.2 Numbers .......................................................................................................................... 92 6.2.1 Is Number ................................................................................................................. 92 6.2.2 Is Integer ................................................................................................................... 92 6.2.3 Is Positive ................................................................................................................. 92 6.2.4 Is Negative................................................................................................................ 92 6.2.5 Is Number Between .................................................................................................. 93 6.2.6 Is Number Less Than................................................................................................ 94 6.2.7 Is Number More Than .............................................................................................. 95 6.3 Date.................................................................................................................................. 96 6.3.1 Is Date....................................................................................................................... 96 6.3.2 Is Date Between........................................................................................................ 97 6.3.3 Is Date Less Than ..................................................................................................... 98 6.3.4 Is Date More Than.................................................................................................... 98 6.3.5 Is Monday, Is Tuesday, Is Wednesday, Is Thursday, Is Friday, Is Saturday, Is Sunday, Is Today, Is Yesterday, Is Tomorrow, Is Weekend, Is Weekday..................... 99 6.3.6 Is January, Is February, Is March, Is April, Is May, Is June, Is July, Is August, Is September, Is October, Is November, Is December, Is Current Month, Is Last Month, Is Next Month........................................................................................................................ 99 6.3.7 Is 1st Quarter, Is 2nd Quarter, Is 3rd Quarter, Is 4th Quarter, Is Current Quarter, Is Last Quarter, Is Next Quarter .......................................................................................... 100 6.3.8 Is Leap Year, Is Current Year, Is Last Year, Is Next Year ..................................... 100 6.3.9 Is Current Week, Is Last Week, Is Next Week....................................................... 100 6.3.10 Is Within Past Minutes, Is Within Past Hours, Is Within Past Days, Is Within Past Weeks, Is Within Past Months ........................................................................................ 101 6.4 Time............................................................................................................................... 102 6.4.1 Is Time.................................................................................................................... 102 6.4.2 Is Time 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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.4.4 Is Time More Than ................................................................................................. 104 6.4.5 Is Second ................................................................................................................ 105 6.4.6 Is Minute................................................................................................................. 105 6.4.7 Is Hour 24 ............................................................................................................... 105 6.4.8 Is Hour 12 ............................................................................................................... 105 6.4.9 Is PM ...................................................................................................................... 106 6.4.10 Is AM.................................................................................................................... 106 6.5 Regular Expressions ...................................................................................................... 107 6.5.1 Regular Expression................................................................................................. 108 6.5.2 Is IP Address V4..................................................................................................... 109 6.5.3 Is IP Address V6..................................................................................................... 109 6.5.4 Is Email................................................................................................................... 109 6.5.5 Is ISBN 10 .............................................................................................................. 109 6.5.6 Is ISBN 13 .............................................................................................................. 110 6.5.7 Is Credit Card ......................................................................................................... 110 6.5.8 Is URL .................................................................................................................... 110 6.5.9 Is UNC.................................................................................................................... 110 6.5.10 Is File Name.......................................................................................................... 111 6.5.11 Is UK Post Code ................................................................................................... 111 6.5.12 Is UK VAT Number ............................................................................................. 111 6.5.13 Is UK Bank Sort Code .......................................................................................... 111 6.5.14 Is UK Vehicle Registration Number .................................................................... 112 6.5.15 Is UK Driver Licence............................................................................................ 112 6.5.16 Is UK National Insurance Number ....................................................................... 112 6.5.17 Is UK Phone Number ........................................................................................... 112 6.5.18 Is UK Mobile Number.......................................................................................... 113 6.5.19 Is US Zip Code ..................................................................................................... 113 6.5.20 Is US State ............................................................................................................ 113 6.5.21 Is US Social Security Number.............................................................................. 113 6.5.22 Is US Phone Number ............................................................................................ 114 6.5.23 Is Canadian Zip Code ........................................................................................... 114 6.5.24 Is Canadian Provincial Code ................................................................................ 114 6.5.25 Is Canadian Branch-Transit/ Bank code ............................................................... 114 6.5.26 Is Canadian Social Insurance Number.................................................................. 115 6.5.27 Is Australian Post Code ........................................................................................ 115 6.5.28 Is Australian Phone Number................................................................................. 115 6.5.29 Is Australian Mobile Number ............................................................................... 116 6.5.30 Is Argentinean Post Code ..................................................................................... 116 6.5.31 Is Dutch Post Code ............................................................................................... 116 6.5.32 Is Dutch Phone Number ....................................................................................... 116 6.5.33 Is Dutch Car Number Plate................................................................................... 117 6.5.34 Is Belgian Post Code............................................................................................. 117 6.5.35 Is Belgian VAT Number....................................................................................... 117 6.5.36 Is French Post Code.............................................................................................. 117 6.5.37 Is French VAT Number........................................................................................ 118 6.5.38 Is French Phone Number ...................................................................................... 118 6.5.39 Is German Post Code 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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.44 Is Italian Post Code............................................................................................... 119 6.5.45 Is Italian VAT Number......................................................................................... 119 6.5.46 Is Italian IBAN ..................................................................................................... 120 6.5.47 Is Italian Phone Number ....................................................................................... 120 6.5.48 Is Italian Mobile Number ..................................................................................... 120 6.5.49 Is Spanish Post Code ............................................................................................ 120 6.5.50 Is Spanish VAT Number ...................................................................................... 121 6.5.51 Is Spanish IBAN................................................................................................... 121 6.5.52 Is Spanish Phone Number .................................................................................... 121 6.5.53 Is Swedish Post Code ........................................................................................... 121 6.5.54 Is Swedish VAT Number ..................................................................................... 121 6.5.55 Is Swedish IBAN .................................................................................................. 122 6.5.56 Is Swedish Phone Number.................................................................................... 122 6.5.57 Is Swedish Person Number................................................................................... 122 6.5.58 Is Austrian Mobile Phone Number....................................................................... 123 6.5.59 Is Danish Post Code.............................................................................................. 123 6.5.60 Is Danish VAT Number........................................................................................ 123 6.5.61 Is Danish Phone Number...................................................................................... 123 6.5.62 Is Danish Civil Registration Number ................................................................... 124 6.5.63 Is Finnish VAT Number ....................................................................................... 124 6.5.64 Is Greek VAT Number ......................................................................................... 124 6.5.65 Is Irish VAT Number............................................................................................ 124 6.5.66 Is Luxembourg VAT Number .............................................................................. 125 6.5.67 Is Portuguese VAT Number ................................................................................. 125 6.5.68 Is Estonian Post Code........................................................................................... 125 6.5.69 Is Estonian VAT Number ..................................................................................... 125 6.5.70 Is Latvian VAT Number....................................................................................... 126 6.5.71 Is Lithuanian VAT Number.................................................................................. 126 6.5.72 Is Slovenian VAT Number ................................................................................... 126 6.5.73 Is Slovakian VAT Number ................................................................................... 126 6.5.74 Is Slovakian IBAN................................................................................................ 127 6.5.75 Is Polish VAT Number......................................................................................... 127 6.5.76 Is Polish IBAN...................................................................................................... 127 6.5.77 Is Czech Republic VAT Number.......................................................................... 127 6.5.78 Is Czech Republic IBAN ...................................................................................... 128 6.5.79 Is Netherlands VAT Number................................................................................ 128 6.5.81 Is Maltese VAT Number ...................................................................................... 128 6.5.82 Is Algerian Post Code ........................................................................................... 129 6.5.83 Is Andorran Post Code.......................................................................................... 129 6.5.84 Is Andorran IBAN ................................................................................................ 129 6.5.85 Is Azerbaijani Post Code ...................................................................................... 129 6.5.86 Is Bahraini Post Code ........................................................................................... 130 6.5.87 Is Bangladeshi Post Code ..................................................................................... 130 6.5.88 Is Belarusian Post Code........................................................................................ 130 6.5.89 Is Brunei Post Code .............................................................................................. 130 6.5.90 Is Chilean Post Code ............................................................................................ 131 6.5.91 Is Croatian Post Code ........................................................................................... 131 6.5.92 Is Cyprus Post Code 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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.95 Is Ethiopian Post Code ......................................................................................... 132 6.5.96 Is Faroe Islands Post Code.................................................................................... 132 6.5.97 Is French Polynesia Post Code ............................................................................. 132 6.5.98 Is Guadeloupe Post Code...................................................................................... 133 6.5.99 Is Guinean Post Code ........................................................................................... 133 6.5.100 Is Guinea-Bissau Post Code ............................................................................... 133 6.5.101 Is Russian Post Code .......................................................................................... 133 6.5.102 Is Russian Phone Number .................................................................................. 134 6.5.103 Is Israeli Phone Number ..................................................................................... 134 6.5.104 Is Israeli Mobile Phone Number......................................................................... 134 6.5.105 Is Peru Phone Number........................................................................................ 134 6.5.106 Is Peru Cellular Number ..................................................................................... 135 6.5.107 Is Indian Post Code............................................................................................. 135 6.5.108 Is Indian Phone Number ..................................................................................... 135 6.5.109 Is Indian Mobile Number ................................................................................... 135 6.5.110 Is Indian Vehicle Registration Number .............................................................. 136 6.5.111 Is South African Phone Number......................................................................... 136 6.5.112 Is South African Mobile Number ....................................................................... 136 6.5.113 Is South African VAT Number .......................................................................... 136 6.5.114 Is US or CA Zip code ......................................................................................... 137 7. Transformation Functions ................................................................................................... 138 7.1 Strings............................................................................................................................ 138 7.1.1 Upper Case ............................................................................................................. 138 7.1.2 Lower Case ............................................................................................................. 138 7.1.3 Proper Case............................................................................................................. 138 7.1.4 First Up................................................................................................................... 138 7.1.5 Delete Spaces.......................................................................................................... 139 7.1.6 Trim ........................................................................................................................ 139 7.1.7 Left Trim ................................................................................................................ 139 7.1.8 Right Trim .............................................................................................................. 139 7.1.9 Sub String ............................................................................................................... 140 7.1.10 Replace ................................................................................................................. 141 7.1.11 Ensure Prefix ........................................................................................................ 142 7.1.12 Ensure Suffix ........................................................................................................ 142 7.1.13 Ensure No Prefix .................................................................................................. 142 7.1.14 Ensure No Suffix .................................................................................................. 143 7.1.15 Left Pad ................................................................................................................ 143 7.1.16 Right Pad .............................................................................................................. 143 7.1.17 Escape String ........................................................................................................ 144 7.1.18 UnEscape String ................................................................................................... 144 7.1.19 Delete.................................................................................................................... 144 7.1.20 Left ....................................................................................................................... 145 7.1.21 Right ..................................................................................................................... 145 7.1.22 Left Delete ............................................................................................................ 145 7.1.23 Right Delete.......................................................................................................... 146 7.2 Numbers ........................................................................................................................ 147 7.2.1 Round ..................................................................................................................... 147 7.2.3 Abs.......................................................................................................................... 148 7.2.4 Sign......................................................................................................................... 148 7.3 Date................................................................................................................................ 149 Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 6 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 7.3.1 Date Format ............................................................................................................ 149 7.3.2 Current Date ........................................................................................................... 149 7.4 Miscellaneous ................................................................................................................ 150 7.4.1 Length..................................................................................................................... 150 7.4.2 Literal ..................................................................................................................... 150 7.4.3 User......................................................................................................................... 151 7.4.4 Splitter .................................................................................................................... 151 7.4.5 Joiner ...................................................................................................................... 152 7.4.6 Calculation.............................................................................................................. 153 7.4.7 Lookup.................................................................................................................... 182 7.4.8 Previous Value........................................................................................................ 185 7.4.9 Reader Parameter.................................................................................................... 186 7.4.10 Sequence............................................................................................................... 187 7.4.11 Running Total....................................................................................................... 188 8. Date formats ........................................................................................................................ 189 9. Command Line .................................................................................................................... 190 10. Support Procedure ............................................................................................................. 191 11. License Agreement ............................................................................................................ 192

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Note to U.S. Government users: Documentation and programs related to restricted rights - use, duplication or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in: GSA FMSS Schedule Contract No. GS00K92AFS2505-PS05. License Information You have access to Advanced ETL Processor software and documentation pursuant to the terms of a Software License Agreement granted by DB Software Laboratory Limited. As a user of this software and documentation, you are bound by the terms of the Software License Agreement. All rights, title, and interest to this software remain with DB Software Laboratory Limited. Requests for copies of this publication and for technical information about DB Software Laboratory products should be made directly to DB Software Laboratory Limited. Disclaimer All information in this manual is subject to periodic change and revision without notice. While every effort has been made to ensure that this manual is accurate, DB Software Laboratory Limited excludes its liability for errors or inaccuracies (if any) contained herein. Registered Marks Any products or services mentioned or depicted in this document are identified by the trademarks or service marks of their respective companies or organisations. Edition Information This document refers to Advanced ETL Processor version 2.4.2.

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1. Introduction
The Advanced ETL Processor is a Codeless ETL Tool. The Advanced ETL Processor is an end to end database extraction and importing tool. The beauty of the system is that it saves the drudgery and manual tasks normally required for tasks of this type, such as the writing of code, and all the transformations, validations and general checks normally performed. Using traditional methods, operations of this type can only be performed in stages, and not as one smooth operation! For example, the traditional method of importing data from one system to another is to write specific code to extract data from the source database, e.g. an Oracle database, by creating a CSV comma de-limited file, and then writing code in the new language or system, for instance Microsoft Access, and then performing the import. However, the operation does not end there. Any data imported has to be sorted, duplicated and loaded into the database using appropriate primary and foreign key constraints. This is only possible by creating code designed to achieve this process. You then need to manually send an e-mail to the administrator when the process is complete. In other words, each stage cannot be left to run in an automated fashion and has to be completed before proceeding to the next. As you can see, the process is not straightforward. The Advanced ETL Processor automates all these processes in a simple and transparent fashion, and all without writing any code whatsoever. As stated, the tool to handle any kind of database, including Oracle, Microsoft Access, SQL Server, DB2, MySQL, Excel spreadsheets, and a wide range of others. It is an excellent tool for those organisations who work with data warehouses, and where this involves working with a number of disparate databases. Existing users find that the tool provides several benefits over existing tools such as Oracle SQL Loader, BCP, DTS or SSIS, such as the ability to update records automatically via utilisation of the primary key.

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2. Key features
The ability of the Advanced ETL Processor to work with a number of disparate systems means that it is provided with a rich set of tools and functionality, which can be used in isolation or combined in a powerful way with other toolsets, either within the processor or with other third party tools. It is in effect, an "engineering" environment for the movement of data to and from different sources. We will now explain and define the variety of features which are provided as part of the toolset. Let us first have a look at the data extraction process. 2.1 Extraction Process 2.1.1 Multiple Data Formats The extraction process can handle a variety of data formats, including multiple delimited or fixed width text files. The power of this system however, is in its ability to find files to load using mask. 2.1.2 Multiple Databases and Table Processing It can easily interpret and manipulate Microsoft Access data, from a number of different databases. Again the end user can use a mask to find the tables to load the data from. It does also apply to Excel and DBF/FoxPro files. 2.1.3 Other Database Features The Advanced ETL Processor also has other useful database features, such as the ability to connect to any Object Database Connectivity (ODBC) database. ODBC was intended to enable developers' access to any data through any application, regardless of the DBMS used for managing that data. ODBC boasts platform independence since it has been purposefully designed in a way that makes it distinct from database systems, programming languages and operating systems. The Advanced ETL Processor utilises this technology to great effect. So what if you don’t have an Oracle or MySQL database? What about SQL Server? No problem, the Advanced ETL Processor can handle SQL Server data as efficiently as data from any other type of database. 2.2 Summary of the Extraction Process: • • • • • • • Multiple Delimited or Fixed width Text files Multiple Excel files + Multiple Excel Spreadsheets Multiple MS Access Databases + Multiple Tables Multiple DBF Files Any ODBC compliant database Direct connection to Oracle, SQL Server, MySql, PostgreSQL and Interbase/Firebird Multiple Tables

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 2.3 Validation Process The Advanced ETL Process has a robust validation process built in. The types and nature of the validations taking place can be tweaked and configured by the user. A full range of validation functions are included. Validations can be performed on the basis of data type, lists of values, and regular expressions, which can be individually changed according to requirements. 2.4 Summary of Validation Processes: Validation: • • • • • • • 190 Validation Functions String Validation Number Validation Date Validation Time Validation Validation Against list of values Regular Expressions: Post codes, Phone Numbers, VAT Numbers ETC

2.5 Transformation Process The process of “transformation” involves the manipulation of data so that it can be converted from one format or data type to another. The Advanced ETL Processor provides a useful set of “built in” transformation functions. Transformations can be performed on strings, numbers, dates, coded values and whole chunks of data. The transformation functionality allows for the sorting and grouping of data according to requirements. Data can also be duplicated as required. 2.6 Powerful Data Transformation In addition to the standard data transformation abilities, the processor can also perform complex translation functions. An example would be if an integer variable = “1”, then set a text variable to “yes”. Once data is translated, it is possible to join data into a completely new format or present it in a new way. The Advanced ETL Processor provides many flexible alternatives for data manipulation, and these are not difficult to take advantage of. The Advanced ETL Processor also provides the ability to derive calculated values, join data together from multiple fields, summarise multiple rows at once, or can split or merge columns at will. The flexibility and power of the processor means that you can customize data transformation and conversion functions according to your requirements with a click of the mouse. This saves hours and hours of coding.

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2.7 Summary of Transformation Processes: Transformation: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 39 Transformation Functions String Transformation Number Transformation Date Transformation Sorting Grouping Deduplication Translating coded values (e.g., if the source system stores 1 for male and 2 for female, but the warehouse stores M for male and F for female) Deriving a new calculated value (e.g., sale amount = qty * unit price) Joining together data from multiple fields Summarizing multiple rows of data (e.g., total sales for each store, and for each region) Generating surrogate key values Transposing or pivoting (turning multiple columns into multiple rows or vice versa) Splitting a column into multiple columns (e.g., putting a comma-separated list specified as a string in one column as individual values in different columns) Customised Transformation Primary Key Generation Running Totals

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2.8 Loading Process The loading capability of the Advanced ETL Processor is superior to other basic tools such as SQL Loader, because it provides the administrator with several options and ways of providing database load capability without creating any code. Other tools allow you to load data into a single database table at a time, under a single instance. The ETL processor on the other hand allows you to specify multiple upload targets which mean you can save time loading each individual table. Another useful feature is that you can execute SQL scripts either prior to the load or after the load has completed. This is useful for tidying up the data or providing a report on the result of the load process once it completes. It does not matter if the file to be loaded is a fixed or variable length text file, the Advanced ETL Processor can handle it. It works with Access, DBF files, Oracle, SQL Server and any ODBC compliant database. It is one of the most powerful database loading tools in the marketplace. 2.9 Summary of the Loading Process: Loading: • • • • • • • • • • • • Multiple Data Targets SQL scripts execution before and after loading Delimited or Fixed width Text files MS Access Database Microsoft Excel File DBF File Any ODBC compliant database Oracle database Microsoft SQL Server database MySQL PostgreSQL Interbase/Frebird

Oracle There are two ways of loading available: • Oracle direct path loading • Conventional path SQL server This software uses the same API as Microsoft DTS and SSIS service.

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3. Requirements
Below is the list of Software that must be installed before installation of Advanced ETL Processor: Software Microsoft Windows MDAC MS Excel ODBC driver MS Excel 2007 ODBC driver MS Access ODBC driver MS Access 2007 ODBC driver FoxPro ODBC driver SQL ODBC driver Version 98 or higher 2.6 or higher 4.00.6305.00 or higher 12.00.4518.1014 or higher 4.00.6364.00 or higher 12.00.4518.1014 or higher 6.1.8629.1 or higher 2000.81.9041.40 otes Part of OS on W2K, XP, Vista. Part of OS on W2K, XP, Vista. Separate download Part of OS on W2K, XP, Vista. Separate download

Separate download Part of OS on W2K, XP, Vista. Provided by Oracle GDS32.DLL

Oracle Client Interbase client

7.3.4 or higher

Only to work with Excel 3.0-2003 files Only to work with Excel 2007 files Only to work with MS Access 95-2003 Databases Only to work with MS Access 2007 Databases Only to work with DBF/FoxPro Files Only to work with MS SQL Server 7/2008 Only to work with Oracle Databases Only to work with Interbase or Firebird Databases

Separate Downloads: FoxPro ODBC driver http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vfoxpro/bb190233.aspx Office 2007 Data Access Components http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7554F536-8C28-4598-9B72EF94E038C891&displaylang=en

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Working with Oracle: Oracle client 8.1.7 to load data into/from Oracle Or Oracle client 9 to load data into/from Oracle Or Oracle client 10 to load data into/from Oracle Or Oracle client 11 to load data into/from Oracle ote: Depending on the Requirements you may or may not need to have all components installed There is no need to install clients for MySql and PostgreSQL they are integrated into the software itself.

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4. Advanced ETL Processor Architecture
The following graphical depiction of a typical ETL installation shows how the software interacts with other components and interfaces belonging to various databases. The processor sits in the middle of the various databases and carries out its tasks, such as converting, transforming and validating data from various sources. As you can see that the Advanced ETL Processor uses native low level API's for specific databases, such as the Oracle Call Interface (OCI), or, in order to handle the Microsoft SQL Server database the BCP API. Other API's can also be "plugged in" such as the ODBC API which allows MS Access, DBF to be processed. Note: One of major benefit of using native low level API' is a great performance boost it gives to Advanced ETL Processor.

Oracle SQL ODBC Excel MS Access DBF Files MySQL PostgreSQL Interbase Flat Files
Reader Validator Transformer Groupper Sorter Deduplicator Pivot Unpivot Writer

OCI API

Oracle SQL

Advanced ETL
BCP API

ODBC Excel MS Access DBF Files
Integrated Clients

ODBC API

MySQL PostgreSQL Interbase Flat Files

Extraction
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5. Processing Data
In order to load data from the data source into the data target you must define data mapping between target table and data source. 5.1 Screen Overview The data processing screen provides a number of settings, for the three stages of reading, transformation and writing. This is facilitated by the main tool bar, and a list of available objects. The main reader toolbar provides the user with all the necessary functionality to setup the reading process, according to the settings provided. Main Tool bar

Available Objects

Reader Toolbar

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Main tool bar The main tool bar provides a number of icons which allow the user to create the steps required to carry out the automatic functions required.

1 2 3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

4 5

6 7

8

Map Properties New Map Load Template From the file Saves Template to the file Saves Template under the new name Prints Map Print Preview Map Process Data

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5.2 Transformation Properties to change Transformation properties, please note that Default Date format Click applies to all templates. Default Date format only used for new Date related validation and transformation functions for example Is Date, Is Date between ETC

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5.3 Template tab The template shows the actual transformation script source.

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5.4 Execution Log Tab The execution log provides information about the Advanced ETL Processor and the actions it took during its operations. This is useful when you wish to analyse the activities of individual processes during their execution.

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5.5 Rejected Records Tab Occasionally, records will be rejected by the Advanced ETL Processor. This may be due to things like corrupt records which have been read in a format not expected by the processor. The rejected records tab allows the user to see a list of all the rejected records, and other information about the nature of the rejection and where this occurred in the process.

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5.6 Creating new transformation and working with Objects . New transformation consists of Reader, To create new transformation click Validator, Transformer and Writer. You may add new object at any time by dragging it from the Objects panel.

Objects Panel

To join two objects together, first click on the source Output button then drag it on to the Input button Output Buttons

Drag and Drop to Join

Input Button

To remove the Join, repeat the same procedure again. To delete an object right click on the object and click delete.

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual To change object properties double click on it

Deletes All Links

Deletes Links for Selected objects

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5.7 Working with Reader The Reader extracts data from various data sources.

Description

Records/ Lines Read

Records Rejected

Every Transformation created must have one reader object. The Reader connects to the Data source and extracts data from it. Depending on the Data source type some or double options may not be available. To change the Reader properties click click on the Reader object. 5.7.1 Universal Data Reader One of the benefits of using Advanced ETL Processor is a concept of Universal Data Reader Consider following scenario: You have several extracts from your accounting system • Text files • Excel Files • Access Databases All files have same format such as: • Same field’s order • Same field’s names • Same date and number formats Provided that you are using Advanced ETL Processor all you need to do is to change connection type no mapping will be lost. Other tools use different connector for different databases and some of then even sell separate licences for them. That mean that user have to recreate mapping for new files/ databases.

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5.7.2 Data source is a Text File. The Reader is capable of extracting data from delimited or fixed width files. All parameters are user definable. It can also skip a number of Header and Footer lines

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual The Rejected records file can have a pre-defined format. The following dialogue allows the user to set this up.

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Data View One of the useful features of the Advanced ETL Processor is the ability to view the resultant data prior, or subsequently processed. The data view looks like a spreadsheet view as follows:

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Data View Toolbar The data view toolbar allows you to change various aspects of the data view, such as refreshing data as it changes and setting properties for how the data will look. You can also switch between viewing of the data and checking to see how the data is defined i.e. the data dictionary, via the “Switch to Data Definition View”.

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Data Definition View ote: You may rename fields and change field’s width here. (Works only for text files)

Data Definition View Toolbar Within the Data Definition view you can perform a number of actions. These allow you to change how you want data to be represented in the data view screens. The navigation also allows switching between views.

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5.7.3 Data source is MS Access or Excel File

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Query Builder

ote: It is also possible to use Query builder to design queries

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ODBC Connection Strings It also possible to use ODBC connection strings for both Reader and Writer connections. For example for MS SQL Server connection string is: Driver={SQL Native Client}; Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword; One of the major benefits of using connection strings that it makes it no longer necessary to create ODBC Dsn’s manually on every single computer where Advanced ETL Processor is installed. It also gives a greater control over the connection parameters. ote: Leave user name and password blank and provide it within connection string More information about connection strings can be found at: http://www.connectionstrings.com The simplest way to create ODBC connection string is to use ODBC Connection builder dialog. Double click on ODBC driver name to create a connection string

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5.7.6 Data source is a MS SQL Server

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5.7.7 Data source is an Oracle Database

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5.7.8 Data source is an MySql

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5.7.9 Data source is an PostgreSQL Database

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5.7.10 Data source is an Interbase or Firebird Database

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5.8 Working with Validator Advanced ETL Processor Data Validator guarantees to your application database that every data value is correct and accurate. There are several types of data validation. • • • • • Data type validation Range checking Code checking Complex validation Pattern checking

One of the simplest forms of data validation is verifying the data type. Data type validation answers such simple questions as "Is the string alphabetic?" and "Is the number valid?" As an extension of simple type validation, range checking ensures that the provided value is within allowable minimums and maximums. For example, a character data type service code may only allow the alphabetic letters A through Z. All other characters would not be valid. Code checking is a bit more complicated, typically requiring a lookup table. For example, maybe your application calculates sales tax for only certain state codes. You would need to create a lookup object to hold the authorized, taxable state codes. Pattern checking when you checking structure of the data field for example social security number format or car registration number. Regular expressions used quite often for pattern checks. It does not matter which business you are in sooner or later you will discover that there is something wrong with the data ant it has to be validated. Here when Advanced ETL Processor Validation can help. Records Rejected by validation Rules

Processed Records Discarded Records ote: • Records can also be rejected by the Server. • If you have several validation rules and one of them rejects record and another discards it, record will be discarded

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual To change Validator properties double click on it

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Inputs Validation Rules Objects Panel

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Failed

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual To Change Validation Rule properties double click on it

ote: Use <value> to include actual value into default value To add new Validation rule drag and drop it from the Validation rules panel

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual There more than 190 Validation Functions at the moment. They are grouped in five different categories 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. String Number Date Time Regular Expressions

To choose appropriate category click on Category toolbar

It is also possible to apply several validation rules to Input field by joining them

Data is considered as validated when all validation rules are succeeded.

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 5.9 Working with Transformer

Records Transformed ote: To change Transformer properties double click on it Transformer Toolbar Inputs

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Another Example Converts Customer Name into More readable format:

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 5.9.1 Auto mapping If the Inputs and Outputs have got the same names you may use Auto map feature. Click , Fill in all necessary data and click map.

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5.10 Working with Grouper

Records In

Records Out

To change grouper properties double click on the object. Choose appropriate grouping order and grouping type. Fields with grouping type Ignore are not passed to the next object. Grouper does not perform sorting.

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5.11 Working with Sorter

Records In About Sorting

Records Out

In computer science and mathematics, a sorting algorithm is an algorithm that puts elements of a list in a certain order. All sorting algorithms are very well documented and it is hard to invent something new or much faster that existing algorithm. To achieve the best performance is important to load all the data into the memory which is not possible for large amount of data. Advanced ETL Processor uses combination of Quicksort and Merge sort. Portion of Data is loaded in the memory and sorted using Quicksort algorithm than data is saved into temporary file. Once all portions are sorted temporary files merged together using Merge sort algorithm. Quicksort Quicksort is a divide and conquer algorithm which relies on a partition operation: to partition an array, we choose an element, called a pivot, move all smaller elements before the pivot, and move all greater elements after it. This can be done efficiently in linear time and in-place. We then recursively sort the lesser and greater sublists. Efficient implementations of quicksort (with in-place partitioning) are typically unstable sorts and somewhat complex, but are among the fastest sorting algorithms in practice. Together with its modest O(log n) space usage, this makes quicksort one of the most popular sorting algorithms, available in many standard libraries. The most complex issue in quicksort is choosing a good pivot element; consistently poor choices of pivots can result in drastically slower (O(n²)) performance, but if at each step we choose the median as the pivot then it works in O(n log n). Merge sort Merge sort takes advantage of the ease of merging already sorted lists into a new sorted list. It starts by comparing every two elements (i.e., 1 with 2, then 3 with 4...) and swapping them if the first should come after the second. It then merges each of the resulting lists of two into lists of four, then merges those lists of four, and so on; until at last two lists are merged into the final sorted list. Of the algorithms described here, this is the first that scales well to very large lists, because its worst-case running time is O(n log n).

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual To change Sorter properties double click on the object. Tick sort, select field order and sort order. Field order must be unique for sort field. Data is loaded in the memory first than sorted and passed to the next object.

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5.12 Working with Deduplicator

Records In

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To change Deduplicator properties double click on the object. Tick Deduplicate for the fields you wish to depuplicate, only ticked fields are passed to the next object. ote: There is no need to sort data before deduplication

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5.13 Working with UnPivot

Records In

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To change UnPivot properties double click on the object. Fill in Description, Group field name, create all necessary Groups and Outputs. Once it is done Map input fields to outputs and Groups

UnPivoted Data Group field

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 5.14 Working with Pivot

Records In

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Fields to Pivot

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Since there are more than one field to pivot let’s join Profit and Sales fields together first using tab a delimiter than pivot the data and split it again

Joining Data

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Splitting Pivoted Data

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5.15 Working with Writer

Inserted Records

Updated Records

Deleted Records

Errors

Every Transformation created must have at least one writer object. Writer connects to Target database and loads data into it. Depending of the target type some options may not be available. To change the Writer properties click or double click on the Writer object. 5.15.1 Target type is a Text File Writer is capable of saving data into delimited or fixed width files. All parameters are user definable.

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Data View

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 5.15.2 Target type is MS Access or Excel File

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5.15.5 Target type is MS SQL Server

Check constraints Ensure that any constraints on the destination table are checked during the bulk copy operation. By default, constraints are ignored. Keep identity Specify that there are values in the data file for an identity column. Keep ULLS Specify that any columns containing a null value should be retained as null values, even if a default value was specified for that column in the destination table. Batch size Specify the number of rows in a batch. The default is the entire data file. The following values for the Batch size property have these effects: If you set Batch size to zero, the data is loaded in a single batch. The first row that fails will cause the entire load to be cancelled, and the step fails.

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual If you set Batch size to one, the data is loaded a row at a time. Each row that fails is counted as one row failure. Previously loaded rows are committed. If you set Batch size to a value greater than one, the data is loaded one batch at a time. Any row that fails in a batch fails that entire batch; loading stops and the step fails. Rows in previously loaded batches are either committed or, if the step has joined the package transaction, provisionally retained in the transaction, subject to later commitment or rollback.

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5.15.6 Target type is Oracle

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5.15.7 Target type is MySql

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5.15.8 Target type is PostgreSQL

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5.15.9 Target type is Interbase/Firebird

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5.15.10 How to Update/Delete Records In order to Update/Delete records you must specify update key.

Update Key For the example provided below, Advanced ETL Processor will execute the following SQL (Update key is CustomerId, OrderNo).

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Update [DEMO].[dbo].[orders] set orderdate=?, amount=? where customerid=? And OrderNo=? If no records found Advanced ETL will add new records Update Records Update [DEMO].[dbo].[orders] set OrderDate=?, Amount=? where CustomerId=? And OrderNo=? Delete Records Delete from [DEMO].[dbo].[orders] Where CustomerId=? And OrderNo=? ote: “Add New And Update Old Records” is not supported for SQL Server Connection use ODBC connection instead.

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 5.15.11 Running SQL Scripts Advanced ETL Processor is capable of running SQL Scripts before and after the transformation.

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6. Validation Rules
This chapter represents list of validation rules together with short description grouped by category. Every Validation Rule/function could have some specific parameters and common parameters to control data flow of Advanced ETL. Most if it is self explanatory see the example below:

ote: To change validation rule properties double click on it

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6.1 Strings

6.1.1 Is Null

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is equal to null. Properties: Default 6.1.2 Is Empty String

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is Empty String. (Length of the string is zero). Properties: Default 6.1.3 Is Alpha

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data contains only Alpha characters. Properties: Default Pass: FCD|||mmm|||ABC Fail: adc1|||ad b||12 D 6.1.4 Is Alpha Numeric

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data contains only Alpha Numeric characters. Properties: Default Pass: FCD12|||mm11m|||1ABC Fail: adc-1|||ad_b||12 D

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Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data contains valid HEX string Properties: Default Pass: 3D|||FF|||CE Fail: DK|||KK||12D 6.1.5 Is Equal To

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is equal to supplied value Properties:

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.1.6 Is Starts With

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data starts with supplied value Properties: Same as ‘Is Equal To’ 6.1.7 Is Ends With

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data ends with supplied value Properties: Same as ‘Is Equal To’ 6.1.8 Contains

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data contains supplied value Properties: Same as ‘Is Equal To’ 6.1.9 In List

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data exists within supplied list values Properties: List of values can be entered by the user or extracted for the file(s) or database. When source data for the “List of values” consists of more than 1 field only first one is used.

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6.2 Numbers

6.2.1 Is Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Number Properties: Default Pass: 12|||123.6|||1 Fail: adc1|||ad b||11,112.D 6.2.2 Is Integer

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is an Integer Properties: Default Pass: 12|||123|||1 Fail: 12.5|||ad b||11,112.8 6.2.3 Is Positive

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Positive Number Properties: Default 6.2.4 Is Negative

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Negative Number Properties: Default

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6.2.5 Is Number Between

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a number between two values Properties:

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6.2.6 Is Number Less Than

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a number less than value Properties:

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6.2.7 Is Number More Than

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a number more than value Properties:

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.3 Date 6.3.1 Is Date

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Date Properties:

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6.3.2 Is Date Between

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Date between two values Properties:

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6.3.3 Is Date Less Than

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Date less than value Properties:

6.3.4 Is Date More Than

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Date more than value Properties: Same as ‘Is Date Less Than’

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.3.5 Is Monday, Is Tuesday, Is Wednesday, Is Thursday, Is Friday, Is Saturday, Is Sunday, Is Today, Is Yesterday, Is Tomorrow, Is Weekend, Is Weekday

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Date value which belongs to specific day of week Properties: Same as ‘Is Date’ 6.3.6 Is January, Is February, Is March, Is April, Is May, Is June, Is July, Is August, Is September, Is October, Is November, Is December, Is Current Month, Is Last Month, Is Next Month

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Date value which belongs to specific month of a year Properties: Same as ‘Is Date’

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.3.7 Is 1st Quarter, Is 2nd Quarter, Is 3rd Quarter, Is 4th Quarter, Is Current Quarter, Is Last Quarter, Is Next Quarter

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Date value which belongs to specific quarter of a year Properties: Same as ‘Is Date’ 6.3.8 Is Leap Year, Is Current Year, Is Last Year, Is Next Year

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Date value which belongs to specific year Properties: Same as ‘Is Date’ 6.3.9 Is Current Week, Is Last Week, Is Next Week

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Date value which belongs to specific week Properties: Same as ‘Is Date’

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.3.10 Is Within Past Minutes, Is Within Past Hours, Is Within Past Days, Is Within Past Weeks, Is Within Past Months

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a Date value within in past minutes etc. Properties:

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6.4 Time

6.4.1 Is Time

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a time value Properties:

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.4.2 Is Time Between

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a time between two values Properties:

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6.4.3 Is Time Less Than

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a time less than value Properties:

6.4.4 Is Time More Than

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a time more than value Properties: Same as ‘Is Time Less Than’

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.4.5 Is Second

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if data is a number between 0 and 59 Properties: Default 6.4.6 Is Minute

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if data is a number between 0 and 59 Properties: Default 6.4.7 Is Hour 24

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if data is a number between 0 and 23 Properties: Default 6.4.8 Is Hour 12

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if data is a number between 0 and 12 Properties: Default

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6.4.9 Is PM

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a PM Date Properties: Same as ‘Is Date’ 6.4.10 Is AM

Category: Validation Function Description: Checks if the data is a AM Date Properties: Same as ‘Is Date’

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6.5 Regular Expressions Regular expression is a string that is used to describe or match a set of strings, according to certain syntax rules. Regular expressions are used by many text editors, utilities, and programming languages to search and manipulate text based on patterns. For example, Perl and Tcl have a powerful regular expression engine built directly into their syntax. Several utilities provided by Unix distributions—including the editor ed and the filter grep— were the first to popularize the concept of regular expressions. "Regular expression" is often shortened to regex or regexp (singular), or regexes, regexps, or regexen (plural). Some authors distinguish between regular expression and abbreviated forms such as regex, restricting the former to true regular expressions, which describe regular languages, while using the latter for any regular expression-like pattern, including those that describe languages that are not regular. As only some authors observe this distinction, it is not safe to rely upon it. As an example of the syntax, the regular expression \bex can be used to search for all instances of the string "ex" that occur at word boundaries (signified by the \b). Thus in the string, "Texts for experts," \bex matches the "ex" in "experts," but not in "Texts" (because the "ex" occurs inside the word there and not immediately after a word boundary). Source: Wikipedia. For more information on regular expressions please visit: www.regularexpression.info Most of regular expressions were taken from www.regexlib.com. We are not able to include full list of contributors because it is too big. We did our best to test and modify if necessary pattern strings however as time goes by standards changes and some of them could became no longer valid. Therefore Regular Expression Validation Rules should be used with caution. If you have any useful Regular expressions please let us know we would be more than happy to include it into the next release of Advanced ETL Processor.

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6.5.1 Regular Expression

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates data against regular expression Properties:

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6.5.2 Is IP Address V4

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates IP addresses in the dotted quad form Properties: Default Pass: 192.168.1.1|||10.2.234.1|||66.129.71.122 Fail: 192.168.1|||10.2.1234.1|||66 129 71 122 6.5.3 Is IP Address V6

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates all IPv6 text representations as defined within RFC 2373 Properties: Default Pass: ::0:0:0:FFFF:129.144.52.38|||FEDC:BA98::3210:FEDC:BA98:7654:3210|||::13.1.68.3 Fail: FEDC:BA98:7654:3210:FEDC:BA98:7654:3210:1234|||3210:FEDC:BA98:7654:3210:1234|||: FEDC:BA98:7654:3210: 6.5.4 Is Email

Category: Validation Function Description: Email Address validation that allows both IP addresses and regular domains. In the case of an IP address it makes sure that it is no more than 255 for each part. Properties: Default Pass: john@doe.com|||john-doe@255.255.255.255|||john.doe@john.doe.com Fail: john@doe|||john-doe@999.999.999.999|||@john.doe.com 6.5.5 Is ISBN 10

Category: Validation Function Description: Validation of 10 digits ISBN. The ISBN number must be preceded by the text "ISBN:" or "ISBN-10:", the colon is optional. Properties: Default Pass: ISBN-10: 0-93028-923-4 Fail: ISBN-13: 978-0-5960-0289-3

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Category: Validation Function Description: Validation of new 13 digits ISBN. The ISBN number must be preceded by the text "ISBN:" or "ISBN-13:", the colon is optional. Properties: Default Pass: ISBN-13: 978-0-5960-0289-3 Fail: ISBN-10: 0596002890 6.5.7 Is Credit Card

Category: Validation Function Description: Validation of all major credit cards formats Properties: Default Pass: 341-1111-1111-1111|||5431-1111-1111-1111|||30569309025904 Fail: 30-5693-0902-5904|||5631-1111-1111-1111|||31169309025904 6.5.8 Is URL

Category: Validation Function Description: Validation of URL Properties: Default Pass: http://www.download.com Fail: http://999.999.999.999/dfd 6.5.9 Is UNC

Category: Validation Function Description: Validation of UNC Properties: Default Pass: \\server\c$ Fail: //server

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6.5.10 Is File Name

Category: Validation Function Description: Validation of file name format, file name must have a drive letter and an extension Properties: Default Pass: c:\1.txt Fail: ftc 6.5.11 Is UK Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates United Kingdom Post Code Properties: Default Pass: SW1W 8EU Fail: SW1WK8EU 6.5.12 Is UK VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: United Kingdom VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: GB123123412|||GBGD123|||123123412123 Fail: GB1231234124|||GBGD1234|||023 1234 12 123 6.5.13 Is UK Bank Sort Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validation of United Kingdom Bank Sort code Properties: Default Pass: 09-01-29|||05-06-25 Fail: 90125

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6.5.14 Is UK Vehicle Registration Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validation of United Kingdom Vehicle registration Number Properties: Default Pass: ABC 123 A|||A 123 ABC|||AB 12 ABC Fail: AB 123 C|||A 123 AB|||AB 12 AB 6.5.15 Is UK Driver Licence

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates the United Kingdom Drivers License format as described by the DVLA. See http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/gdsc/html/frames/default.htm. Matches: 1. Must be 16 characters 2. First 5 characters are alphanumeric. 3. Next 6 characters must be numeric 4. Next 3 characters are alphanumeric 5. Last 2 characters are alpha 6. Second character of numeric section can only be 0, 1, 5 or 6. 7. Fourth and fifth characters of numeric section must be in the range 01 to 31 Properties: Default Pass: JOHNS711215GG9SY Fail: JOHNS731215GG9SY 6.5.16 Is UK National Insurance Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validation of United Kingdom National Insurance Number Properties: Default Pass: SP939393H|||PX123456D|||SW355667G Fail: 12SP9393H|||S3P93930D|||11223344SP00ddSS 6.5.17 Is UK Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validation of United Kingdom phone number, also allows +44 national code in addition to extension numbers of 3 or 4 digits Properties: Default Pass: +447222555555|||+44 7222 555 555|||(0722) 5555555 #2222 Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 112 of 194

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Category: Validation Function Description: United Kingdom mobile phone number validation with optional +44 national code, also allows optional brackets and spaces at appropriate positions Properties: Default Pass: 07222 555555|||(07222) 555555|||+44 7222 555 555 Fail: 7222 555555|||+44 07222 555555|||(+447222) 555555 6.5.19 Is US Zip Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates US Zip Code Properties: Default Pass: 48222|||48222-1746 Fail: 4632|||Blake|||37333-32 6.5.20 Is US State

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates US State 2 letter abbreviations Properties: Default Pass: CO|||GA|||TX Fail: A|||ZZ|||Florida 6.5.21 Is US Social Security Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates US Social security number Properties: Default Pass: 123-45-6789|||123 45 6789|||123456789 Fail: 12345-67-890123|||1234-56-7890|||123-45-78901

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.22 Is US Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: US Phone Number Validation Properties: Default Pass: 5305551212|||(530) 555-1212|||530-555-1212 Fail: 0010011212|||1991991212|||123) not-good 6.5.23 Is Canadian Zip Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Canadian postal code format verification. The format of a Canadian postal code is LDL DLD where L are alpha characters and D are numeric digits. But there are some exceptions. The letters D, F, I, O, Q and U never appear in a postal code because of their Advanced similarity to 0, E, 1, 0, 0, and V respectively. In addition to avoiding the six "forbidden" letters W and Z also do not appear as the first letter of a postal code (at least not at present). Properties: Default Pass: M1R 4B0|||L0R 1B1|||L0R1B9 Fail: W1R 4B0|||L0R 1D1|||LOR1B9 6.5.24 Is Canadian Provincial Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Canadian provincial codes Properties: Default Pass: ON|||PE|||NB Fail: OB|||NM 6.5.25 Is Canadian Branch-Transit/ Bank code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Canadian Branch-Transit number. The branch number must be 3 or 4 digits then '-' then five digits Properties: Default Pass: 654-45654|||5544-65486 Fail: 455645564|||44-55545|||55455-54565 Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 114 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.26 Is Canadian Social Insurance Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Canadian Social Insurance Number Properties: Default Pass: 046 454 286|||123-456-789 Fail: 046FF 454 286|||123GG-456-789 6.5.27 Is Australian Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Australian postal code verification. Australia has 4-digit numeric postal codes with the following state based specific ranges. ACT: 0200-0299 and 2600-2639. NSW: 10001999, 2000-2599 and 2640-2914. NT: 0900-0999 and 0800-0899. QLD: 9000-9999 and 40004999. SA: 5000-5999. TAS: 7800-7999 and 7000-7499. VIC: 8000-8999 and 3000-3999. WA: 6800-6999 and 6000-6799 Properties: Default Pass: 0200|||7312|||2415 Fail: 0300|||7612|||2915 6.5.28 Is Australian Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validation of Australian phone number. Accepts all forms of Australian phone numbers in different formats (area code in brackets, no area code, spaces between 2-3 and 67th digits, +61 international dialling code). Checks that area codes are valid (when entered). Properties: Pass: 0403111111|||(03) 1111 1111|||+61403111111|||02 9111 1111|||0403 111 111|||91111111 Fail: 9111 11111|||99 1111 1111

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6.5.29 Is Australian Mobile Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Australian Mobile Number Properties: Default Pass: 0412345678 Fail: 0299999999 6.5.30 Is Argentinean Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Argentinean Post Code Properties: Default Pass: C1406HHA|||A4126AAB|||c1406hha Fail: c1406HHA|||4126|||C1406hha 6.5.31 Is Dutch Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Dutch Postal Code Properties: Default Pass: 1234AB|||1234 AB|||1001 AB Fail: 0123AB|||1234A B|||0123 AB 6.5.32 Is Dutch Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Dutch Phone Number Properties: Default Pass: +31235256677|||+31(0)235256677|||023-5256677 Fail: +3123525667788999|||3123525667788|||232-2566778

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6.5.33 Is Dutch Car Number Plate

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Dutch Car Number Plate Properties: Default Pass: ABC123|||12-AB-AB|||12-ABC-1 Fail: 12ABAB|||12ABC1|||1ABC12 6.5.34 Is Belgian Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Belgian Post Code Properties: Default Pass: 1234 Fail: 123|||123A 6.5.35 Is Belgian VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Belgian VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: BE123456789|||0123456789 Fail: BE12345678|||O123456789 6.5.36 Is French Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: French Post Code Validation Properties: Default Pass: 12345|||F-12345|||F-2B100 Fail: F12345|||F-123456|||123456

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6.5.37 Is French VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: French VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: FRAB 123456789|||L7 123456789 Fail: FRAB123456789|||L7 L23456789 6.5.38 Is French Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: French Phone Number Validation Properties: Default Pass: 01 46 70 89 12|||01-46-70-89-12|||0146708912 Fail: 01-46708912|||01 46708912|||+33235256677 6.5.39 Is German Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates German Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 12556|||01550|||80796 Fail: 05234|||8973|||62980 6.5.40 Is German VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: German VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: DE123456789|||224466880 Fail: DE12345678|||22446688B

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.41 Is German Car License Plate

Category: Validation Function Description: German Car License Plate Validation Properties: Default Pass: F-RM373|||WÜ-Z1|||K- 07333|||HN-WK11H Fail: MOS-AS 6.5.43 Is German IBAN

Category: Validation Function Description: German International Bank Account Number Validation Properties: Default Pass: DE89 3704 0044 0532 0130 00|||DE89370400440532013000 Fail: DE89-3704-0044-0532-0130-00 6.5.44 Is Italian Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Postcode check for Italy (including possible Vatican/Italy indications) Properties: Default Pass: 1234|||V-1234 Fail: 12345 6.5.45 Is Italian VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Italian VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: IT12345678901|||12345678901 Fail: IT1234567890|||1234567890I

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6.5.46 Is Italian IBAN

Category: Validation Function Description: Italian International Bank Account Number Validation Properties: Default Pass: IT28 W800 0000 2921 0064 5211 151|||IT28W8000000292100645211151 Fail: IT28-W800-0000-2921-0064-5211-151 6.5.47 Is Italian Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Italian phone number Properties: Default Pass: 02-343536|||02/343536|||02 343536 Fail: 02a343536|||02+343536 6.5.48 Is Italian Mobile Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Italian mobile phone number with (or without) the International code Properties: Default Pass: +393471234567|||3381234567 Fail: +39 3401234567|||347 1234567|||338-1234567 6.5.49 Is Spanish Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Spanish Post Code Validation Properties: Default Pass: 12345|||10234|||01234 Fail: 00123

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6.5.50 Is Spanish VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Spanish VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: ES01234567A|||A12345678 Fail: ES012345678|||AB2345678 6.5.51 Is Spanish IBAN

Category: Validation Function Description: Spanish IBAN Validation Properties: Default Pass: ES91 2100 0418 4502 0005 1332|||ES9121000418450200051332 Fail: ES91-2100-0418-4502-0005-1332 6.5.52 Is Spanish Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Spanish Phone Number Validation Properties: Default Pass: 972367087|||97-3770866|||972-377086 Fail: 9988-989898|||989898988989|||9 9898989898 6.5.53 Is Swedish Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Swedish Post Code Format Properties: Default Pass: 12345|||932 68|||S-621 46 Fail: 5367|||425611|||31 545 6.5.54 Is Swedish VAT Number

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Category: Validation Function Description: Swedish VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: SE123456789012|||123456789012 Fail: SE12345678901|||123456789O12 6.5.55 Is Swedish IBAN

Category: Validation Function Description: Swedish International Bank Account Number IBAN Properties: Default Pass: SE35 5000 0000 0549 1000 0003|||SE3550000000054910000003 Fail: SE35-5000-0000-0549-1000-0003 6.5.56 Is Swedish Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Swedish Phone Number Properties: Default Pass: +46 8 123 456 78|||08-123 456 78|||0123-456 78 Fail: +46 08-123 456 78|||08 123 456 78|||0123 456 78 6.5.57 Is Swedish Person Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Swedish Person Number Properties: Default Pass: 19740609-7845|||19811116-7845|||20010913-7598 Fail: 21003612-9999|||18790505-4545|||19740641-5559

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6.5.58 Is Austrian Mobile Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Austrian Mobile Phone Number Properties: Default Pass: 0664-1234567|||06641234567|||0699-11234567 Fail: 06991-1234567|||+43650-1234567|||07661234567 6.5.59 Is Danish Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Danish Post Code Properties: Default Pass: DK-1234|||dk 1234|||Dk-1234 Fail: DK 12345 6.5.60 Is Danish VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Danish VAT Numbers format with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: DK11 22 33 44 Fail: DK11223344 6.5.61 Is Danish Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Danish Phone Number Properties: Default Pass: (+45) 35 35 35 35 ||| +45 35 35 35 35 ||| 35 35 35 35 ||| 35353535 Fail: (45)35353535 ||| 4535353535

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.62 Is Danish Civil Registration Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Danish civil registration number, which consists of 10 numeric characters and one special character '-'. The format is DDMMYY-XXXX Properties: Default Pass: 010380-2343 || 120454-5467 || 390178-3434 Fail: 1223876776 || 4023100923 6.5.63 Is Finnish VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Finnish VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: FI12345678|||22446688 Fail: FI1234567|||224466BB 6.5.64 Is Greek VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Greek VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: EL123456789|||224466880 Fail: EL12345678|||22446688B 6.5.65 Is Irish VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Irish VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: IE4*12345Z|||0012345K Fail: IE4-12345Z|||00123456

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.66 Is Luxembourg VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Luxemburg VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition Properties: Default Pass: LU12345678|||22446688 Fail: LU1234567|||224466BB 6.5.67 Is Portuguese VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Portuguese VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: PT123456789|||224466880 Fail: PT12345678|||22446688B 6.5.68 Is Estonian Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Estonian Post Codes Properties: Default Pass: 00000|||99999 Fail: 00 000 6.5.69 Is Estonian VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Estonian VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: EE123456789|||224466880 Fail: EE12345678|||22446688B

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.70 Is Latvian VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Latvian VAT Number Properties: Default Pass: LV12345678901|||12345678901 Fail: IT1234567890|||1234567890I 6.5.71 Is Lithuanian VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Lithuanian VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: LT123456789|||123456789012 Fail: LX123456789|||123466789O12 6.5.72 Is Slovenian VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Slovenian VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition Properties: Default Pass: SI12345678|||22446688 Fail: SI1234567|||224466BB 6.5.73 Is Slovakian VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Slovakian VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition Properties: Default Pass: SK1234567890|||1234567890 Fail: SK1234567890|||1234567890

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.74 Is Slovakian IBAN

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Slovakian International Bank Account Number Properties: Default Pass: SK31 1200 0000 1987 4263 7541|||SK3112000000198742637541 Fail: SK31-1200-0000-1987-4263-7541 6.5.75 Is Polish VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Polish VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition Properties: Default Pass: PL1234567890|||1234567890 Fail: PL123456789|||123456789O 6.5.76 Is Polish IBAN

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Polish International Bank Account Number Properties: Default Pass: PL27 1140 2004 0000 3002 0135 5387|||PL27114020040000300201355387 Fail: PL27-1140-2004-0000-3002-0135-5387 6.5.77 Is Czech Republic VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Czech Republic VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: CZ12345678|||1234567890 Fail: CZ1234567|||12345678901

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.78 Is Czech Republic IBAN

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Czech International Bank Account Number Properties: Default Pass: CZ65 0800 0000 1920 0014 5399|||CZ6508000000192000145399 Fail: CZ65-0800-0000-1920-0014-5399 6.5.79 Is Netherlands VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: The Netherlands VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition. Properties: Default Pass: NL123456789B12 Fail: NL123456789012 6.5.80 Is Hungarian VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Hungarian VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition Properties: Default Pass: HU12345678|||22446688 Fail: HU1234567|||224466BB 6.5.81 Is Maltese VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Maltese VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition Properties: Default Pass: MT12345678|||22446688 Fail: MT1234567|||224466BB

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.82 Is Algerian Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Algerian Post Code Format Properties: Default Pass: 12345|||99999|||00000 Fail: 1|||1234|||999999 6.5.83 Is Andorran Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Andorran Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: AB 123|||AB123 Fail: 12 abc|||12345 6.5.84 Is Andorran IBAN

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Andorran International Bank Account Number Properties: Default Pass: AD12 0001 2030 2003 5910 0100|||AD1200012030200359100100 Fail: AD12-0001-2030-2003-5910-0100 6.5.85 Is Azerbaijani Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Azerbaijani Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: AZ 1234|||AZ1234 Fail: 12 abcd|||AB 1234

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6.5.86 Is Bahraini Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Bahraini Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 123|||1299|||199 Fail: 1300|||000|||99 6.5.87 Is Bangladeshi Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Bangladeshi Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 1000|||9999|||1234 Fail: 123456|||0123|||99 6.5.88 Is Belarusian Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Belarusian Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 123456|||000000|||999999 Fail: 0|||9|||1234 6.5.89 Is Brunei Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Brunei Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: BT2328|||KA1234 Fail: AB1234|||AB 1234

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6.5.90 Is Chilean Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Chilean Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 872-0019|||000-0000|||999-9999 Fail: 000 0000|||000000 6.5.91 Is Croatian Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Croatian Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: HR-00000|||HR-99999 Fail: HR 00000|||00000 6.5.92 Is Cyprus Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Cyprus Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 1000|||9999|||0000 Fail: 1|||99999|||99 000 6.5.93 Is Cyprus VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Cyprus VAT Numbers format verification with support for optional member state definition Properties: Default Pass: CY12345678A|||12345678A Fail: CY1234567A|||123456789

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual 6.5.94 Is Egyptian Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Egyptian Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 00000|||99999 Fail: 0 0 0 00|||00 6.5.95 Is Ethiopian Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Ethiopian Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 1000|||9999 Fail: 1 999 6.5.96 Is Faroe Islands Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Faroe Islands Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: FO100|||FO000|||FO 000 Fail: AB 123|||AB123 6.5.97 Is French Polynesia Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates French Polynesia Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 00000|||99999 Fail: 00 000|||99 9 9 9

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6.5.98 Is Guadeloupe Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Guadeloupe Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 97100|||98099 Fail: 12345|||97 100 6.5.99 Is Guinean Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Guinean Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 001 BP 123|||499 BP 999 Fail: 001BP999|||999 BP 000 6.5.100 Is Guinea-Bissau Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Guinea-Bissau Post Code format Properties: Default Pass: 1000|||1999|||9999 Fail: 0000|||0123 6.5.101 Is Russian Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Russian Post Code Properties: Default Pass: 150016 Fail: wert12

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6.5.102 Is Russian Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Russian Phone Number Properties: Default Pass: +7(916)9985670|||8-912-268-5440|||8905148-3339|||8(913)448-51-90|||903-345-34-34||| 903-34-334-34|||903-34-33434 Fail: +33903-34-33434 6.5.103 Is Israeli Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Israeli Phone Number Format Properties: Default Pass: +972-4-8253055|||972-4-8615466|||972-04-8564521 Fail: 04-5487665|||05-455665545|||456884624 6.5.104 Is Israeli Mobile Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Israeli Mobile Phone Number Properties: Default Pass: 050-1234567, 0501234567, 501234567 Fail: 0601234567, 5412345678 6.5.105 Is Peru Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Peru Phone Number format Properties: Default Pass: 263-8854|||5660578 1235|||622-4588 21 Fail: 1227585|||4224586 50124|||0554499

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6.5.106 Is Peru Cellular Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Peru Cellular Number format Properties: Default Pass: 8874-2544|||99106800|||84509955 Fail: 6540-9985|||77329390|||725-2763 6.5.107 Is Indian Post Code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Indian Post Code Properties: Default Pass: 400 099|||400099|||400050 Fail: 2345678|||12345|||asdf 6.5.108 Is Indian Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Indian Phone Number Properties: Default Pass: 0493 - 3227341|||0493 3227341|||493 3227341 Fail: 93 0227341|||493 322734111|||493 -- 3227341 6.5.109 Is Indian Mobile Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Indian Mobile Phone Number Properties: Default Pass: +919847444225|||+91-98-44111112|||98 44111116 Fail: +919800444225|||+947444225|||44111116

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6.5.110 Is Indian Vehicle Registration Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates Indian Vehicle Registration Number Properties: Default Pass: mh 12 bj 1780|||mmx 1234 Fail: mmm 123 1234|||mm 12 bj 345|||mm 12345 6.5.111 Is South African Phone Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates South African Phone Number Properties: Default Pass: 0333872119|||033 386162|||074 101 2850 Fail: 033386 2612 6.5.112 Is South African Mobile Number

Category: Validation Function Description: only allows valid cell phones from South African service providers Properties: Default Pass: 0848298477|||084 829 8477|||084-829 8477 Fail: 084829 8477 6.5.113 Is South African VAT Number

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates South African VAT Number Properties: Default Pass: 2001/067995/23|||1989/064445/73 Fail: LX123456789|||123466789O12

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6.5.114 Is US or CA Zip code

Category: Validation Function Description: Validates US or CA Zip code format Properties: Default Pass: 00501|||84118-3423|||n3a 3B7 Fail: 501-342|||123324|||Q4B 5C5

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7. Transformation Functions
ote: To change Transformation function properties double click on it 7.1 Strings 7.1.1 Upper Case

Category: Transformation Function Description: Converts all characters of a string to Upper Case My String => MYSTRING Properties: None 7.1.2 Lower Case

Category: Transformation Function Description: Converts all characters of a string to Lower Case My String => my string Properties: None 7.1.3 Proper Case

Category: Transformation Function Description: Converts first character of all words within a string to Upper Case and the rest to the lower case my strinG => My String Properties: None 7.1.4 First Up

Category: Transformation Function Description: Converts first character a string to Upper Case and the rest to the lower case my strinG => My string Properties: None

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Category: Transformation Function Description: Makes sure that there is only one space between words My string => My string Properties: None 7.1.6 Trim

Category: Transformation Function Description: Removes Leading and Trailing Spaces from a string Properties: None 7.1.7 Left Trim

Category: Transformation Function Description: Removes Leading Spaces from a string Properties: None 7.1.8 Right Trim

Category: Transformation Function Description: Removes Trailing Spaces from a string Properties: None

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7.1.9 Sub String

Category: Transformation Function Description: Returns part of a string. Properties:

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7.1.10 Replace

Category: Transformation Function Description: Replaces a one or more characters from the data with zero or more new characters. Properties:

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7.1.11 Ensure Prefix

Category: Transformation Function Description: Check string for prefix and if it is missing adds it Properties:

7.1.12 Ensure Suffix

Category: Transformation Function Description: Check string for suffix and if it is missing adds it Properties: Same as ‘Ensure Prefix’ 7.1.13 Ensure No Prefix

Category: Transformation Function Description: Check string for prefix and if it is present removes it Properties: Same as ‘Ensure Prefix’

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Category: Transformation Function Description: Check string for suffix and if it is present removes it Properties: Same as ‘Ensure Prefix’ 7.1.15 Left Pad

Category: Transformation Function Description: Returns the string left-padded to the length with spaces or specified character. Properties:

7.1.16 Right Pad

Category: Transformation Function Description: Returns the string right-padded to the length with spaces or specified character. Properties: Same as ‘Right Pad’

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Category: Transformation Function Description: Replaces special characters such as TAB, CR, LF,NULL,BEL,BS,ESC,HT,FF,VT with there C-Style escape equivalents. Properties: None 7.1.18 UnEscape String

Category: Transformation Function Description: Opposite to Escape String, Replaces C-Style escape characters with special characters such as TAB, CR, LF,NULL,BEL,BS,ESC,HT,FF,VT. Properties: None 7.1.19 Delete

Category: Transformation Function Description: Deletes part of a string. Properties:

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Category: Transformation Function Description: Returns left part of a string. Properties:

7.1.21 Right

Category: Transformation Function Description: Returns right part of a string Properties: Same as ‘Left’ 7.1.22 Left Delete

Category: Transformation Function Description: Deletes left part of a string Properties: Same as ‘Left’

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Category: Transformation Function Description: Deletes right part of a string Properties: Same as ‘Left’

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7.2 Numbers

7.2.1 Round

Category: Transformation Function Description: Rounding is the process of reducing the number of significant digits in a number. The result of rounding is a "shorter" number having fewer non-zero digits yet similar in magnitude. The result is less precise but easier to use. For example: 73 rounded to the nearest ten is 70, because 73 is closer to 70 than to 80. Properties:

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7.2.3 Abs

Category: Transformation Function Description: Returns absolute value of a number. Absolute value is always positive. For example -2 will give 2 Properties:

7.2.4 Sign

Category: Transformation Function Description: Returns Sign of numeric value -1 for negative values, 1 for positive values and 0 for 0 Properties: Same as ‘Abs’

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7.3 Date 7.3.1 Date Format

Category: Transformation Function Description: Returns Date in ‘yyyy-mm-dd hh:nn:ss.zzz' format. In order to load Date fields into target database they should be converted into ‘yyyy-mm-dd hh:nn:ss.zzz' format Properties:

7.3.2 Current Date

Category: Transformation Function Description: Returns Current Date in ‘yyyy-mm-dd hh:nn:ss.zzz' format Properties: None

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7.4 Miscellaneous

7.4.1 Length

Category: Transformation Function Description: Returns Length of String Properties: None 7.4.2 Literal

Category: Transformation Function Description: Populates field with a constant value Properties:

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7.4.3 User

Category: Transformation Function Description: Returns Current Windows User Name Properties: None 7.4.4 Splitter

Category: Transformation Function Description: Splits data into number of values Properties:

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7.4.5 Joiner

Category: Transformation Function Description: Joins several values into one value delimited Delimiter and surrounded by Qualifier if specified Properties:

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7.4.6 Calculation

Category: Transformation Function Description: Allows end user to write scripts to transform data. Input values represented as [F00N] Where N is values number. For example calculation you can see above has got two input values [F001] and [F002]. Programming language used is very close to Pascal. The Structure of a Calculation Below is the basic structure that every Calculation transformation must follow: Var VariableName : VariableType; VariableName : VariableType; ... // Some single line Comment if necessary { Multi line Comment } Procedure ProcedureName; variables here if necessary Begin Some Code; End; Function FunctionName(variableList): VariableType; variables here if necessary Begin Some Code if necessary; Result := some expression More Code if necessary; End; ... some more functions and procedures if necessary ... Begin the main program block. Result:= some calculation End. ote: Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 153 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual The functions and procedures can appear in any order. The only requirement is that if one procedure or function uses another one, that latter one must have been defined already. Declaring Variables var // This starts a section of variables LineTotal : Integer; // This defines an Integer variable called LineTotal First,Second : String; // This defines two variables to hold strings of text Assigning Values to Variables Variables are simply a name for a block of memory cells in main memory. If a value is assigned to a variable, that value must be of the same type as the variable, and will be stored in the memory address designated by the variable name. The assignment statement is the semicolon-equal :=. • • • Variables must be declared at the beginning of the program, a procedure, or a function Variables must be initialized before they can be used. Variables can be reused as often as necessary. Their old value is simply overwritten by a new assignment.

Example: Var i : Integer: Begin i := 10; End.

{ variable name is i, type is integer) { valid integer number assigned to variable i }

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Variable Types umeric Data Types Type Byte ShortInt Word SmallInt LongWord Cardinal LongInt Integer Int64 Single Currency Double Extended Storage size 1 1 2 2 4 4* 4 4* 8 4 8 8 10 Range 0 to 255 -127 to 127 0 to 65,535 -32,768 to 32,767 0 to 4,294,967,295 0 to 4,294,967,295 -2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,647 -2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,647 -9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807 7 significant digits, exponent -38 to +38 50+ significant digits, fixed 4 decimal places 15 significant digits, exponent -308 to +308 19 significant digits, exponent -4932 to +4932

Assigning to and from number variables Number variables can be assigned from other numeric variables, and expressions: var Age : Byte; // Smallest positive integer type Books : SmallInt; // Bigger signed integer Salary : Currency; // Decimal used to hold financial amounts Expenses : Currency; TakeHome : Currency; begin Expenses := 12345.67; // Assign from a literal constant TakeHome := Salary; // Assign from another variable TakeHome := TakeHome - Expenses; // Assign from an expression end; umerical operators Number calculations, or expressions, have a number of primitive operators available: + * / div mod Add one number to another Subtract one number from another Multiply two numbers Divide one decimal number by another Divide one integer number by another Remainder from dividing one integer by another

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual When using these multiple operators in one expression, you should use round brackets to wrap around sub-expressions to ensure that the result is obtained. This is illustrated in the examples below: var myInt : Integer; // Define integer and decimal variables myDec : Single; begin myInt := 20; // myInt is now 20 myInt := myInt + 10; // myInt is now 30 myInt := myInt - 5; // myInt is now 25 myInt := myInt * 4; // myInt is now 100 myInt := 14 div 3; // myInt is now 4 (14 / 3 = 4 remainder 2) myInt := 14 mod 3; // myInt is now 2 (14 / 3 = 4 remainder 2) myInt := 12 * 3 - 4; // myInt is now 32 (* comes before -) myInt := 12 * (3 - 4); // myInt is now -12 (brackets come before *) myDec := 2.222 / 2.0; // myDec is now 1.111 end; Character Types var Str1 : Char; Str2 : WideChar; Str3 : AnsiChar; Str4 : ShortString; Str5 : String; Str6 : AnsiString; Str7 : WideString;

// Holds a single character, small alphabet // Holds a single character, International alphabet // Holds a single character, small alphabet // Holds a string of up to 255 Char's // Holds strings of Char's of any size desired // Holds strings of AnsiChar's any size desired // Holds strings of WideChar's of any size desired

Some simple text variable usage examples are given below: + = < <= > >= <> Concatenates two strings together Compares for string equality Is one string lower in sequence than another Is one string lower or equal in sequence with another Is one string greater in sequence than another Is one string greater or equal in sequence with another Compares for string inequality

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Variants The Variant data type provides a flexible general purpose data type. It can hold anything but structured data and pointers. Variants are useful in very specific circumstances, where data types and their content are determined at run time rather than at compile time. Example: var myVar : Variant; Date Variables TDateTime Description The TDateTime type holds a date and time value. It is stored as a Double variable, with the date as the integral part, and time as fractional part. The date is stored as the number of days since 30 Dec 1899. Quite why it is not 31 Dec is not clear. 01 Jan 1900 has a days value of 2. Because TDateTime is actually a double, you can perform calculations on it as if it were a number. This is useful for calculations such as the difference between two dates. ote: No local time information is held with TDateTime - just the day and time values. Example: Finding the difference between two dates var day1, day2 : TDateTime; diff : Double; begin day1 := StrToDate('12/06/2002'); day2 := StrToDate('12/07/2002'); diff := day2 - day1; Result:='day2 - day1 = '+FloatToStr(diff)+' days'; end; day2 - day1 = 30 days

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual These are used in conjunction with programming logic. They are very simple: Var Log1 : Boolean;

// Can be 'True' or 'False'

Boolean variables are a form of enumerated type. This means that they can hold one of a fixed number of values, designated by name. Here, the values can be True or False. Logical Operation Simple if then else Here is an example of how the if statement works: var number : Integer; text : String; begin number := Sqr(17); // Calculate the square of 17 if number > 400 then text := '17 squared > 400' // Action when if condition is true else text := '17 squared <= 400'; // Action when if condition is false result:=text; end; text is set to : '17 squared <= 400' There are a number of things to note about the if statement. First that it spans a few lines remember that statements can span lines - this is why it insists on a terminating ; Second, that the then statement does not have a terminating ; -this is because it is part of the if statement, which is finished at the end of the else clause. Third, that we have set the value of a text string when the If condition is successful - the Then clause - and when unsuccessful - the Else clause. We could have just done a then assignment: if number > 400 then text := '17 squared > 400'; Note that here, the then condition is not executed (because 17 squared is not > 400), but there is no else clause. This means that the if statement simply finishes without doing anything. Note also that the then clause now has a terminating ; to signify the end of the if statement. Compound if conditions, and multiple statements We can have multiple conditions for the if condition. And we can have more than one statement for the then and else clauses. Here are some examples: If (condition1) And (condition2) // Both conditions must be satisfied Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 158 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual then begin statement1; statement2; ... end // Notice no terminating ';' - still part of 'if' else begin statement3; statement4; ... end; We used And to join the if conditions together - both must be satisfied for the then clause to execute. Otherwise, the else clause will execute. We could have used a number of different logical primitives, of which And is one, covered under logical primitives below.

ested if statements: There is nothing to stop you using if statements as the statement of an if statement. Nesting can be useful, and is often used like this: if condition1 then statement1 else if condition2 then statement2 else statement3;

However, too many nested if statements can make the code confusing. The Case statement, discussed below, can be used to overcome a lot of these problems. Logical primitives Before we introduce these, it is appropriate to introduce the Boolean data type. It is an enumerated type that can have one of only two values: True or False. We will use it in place of a condition in the if clauses below to clarify how they work: begin if false And false then Result:='false and false = true'; if true And false then Result:= 'true and false = true'; if false And true then Result:= 'false and true = true'; if true And true Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 159 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual then Result:= 'true and true = true'; if false Or false then Result:= 'false or false = true'; if true Or false then Result:= 'true or false = true'; if false Or true then Result:= 'false or true = true'; if true Or true then Result:= 'true or true = true'; if false Xor false then Result:= 'false xor false = true'; if true Xor false then Result:= 'true xor false = true'; if false Xor true then Result:= 'false xor true = true'; if true Xor true then Result:= 'true xor true = true'; if Not false then Result:= 'not false = true'; if Not true then Result:= 'not true = true'; end; true and true = true false or true = true true or false = true true or true = true false xor true = true true xor false = true not false = true Note that the Xor primitive returns true when one, but not both of the conditions are true.

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var i : Integer; begin i := [F1]; Case i of 15 : Resut := ('Number was fifteen'); 16 : Resut := ('Number was sixteen'); 17 : Resut := ('Number was seventeen'); 18 : Resut := ('Number was eighteen'); 19 : Resut := ('Number was nineteen'); 20 : Resut := ('Number was twenty'); end; end; Number was fifteen The case statement above routes the processing to just one of the statements. OK, the code is a bit silly, but it is used to illustrate the point.

Using the otherwise clause Supposing we were not entirely sure what value our case statement was processing? Or we wanted to cover a known set of values in one fell swoop? The Else clause allows us to do that: var i : Integer; begin i := [F1]; Case i of 15 : Resut := ‘Number was fifteen'; 16 : Resut := 'Number was sixteen'; 17 : Resut := 'Number was seventeen'; 18 : Resut := 'Number was eighteen'; 19 : Resut := 'Number was nineteen'; 20 : Resut := 'Nuumber was twenty'; else Resut := 'Unexpected number‘; end; end; Unexpected number : 10 Repeating sets of commands Why loops are used in programming

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual One of the main reasons for using computers is to save the tedium of many repetitive tasks. One of the main uses of loops in programs is to carrry out such repetitive tasks. A loop will execute one or more lines of code (statements) as many times as you want. Your choice of loop type depends on how you want to control and terminate the looping. The For loop This is the most common loop type. For loops are executed a fixed number of times, determined by a count. They terminate when the count is exhausted. The count (loop) is held in a variable that can be used in the loop. The count can proceed upwards or downwards, but always does so by a value of 1 unit. This count variable can be a number or even an enumeration. Counting up Here is a simple example counting up using numeric values: var count : Integer; begin For count := 1 to 5 do Result:= 'Count is now '+IntToStr(count); end; Counting down Here is a simple example counting up using numeric values: var count : Integer; begin For count := 5 downto 1 do Result:= 'Count is now '+IntToStr(count); end; The For statements in the examples above have all executed one statement. If you want to execute more than one, you must enclose these in a Begin and End pair.

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual The Repeat loop The Repeat loop type is used for loops where we do not know in advance how many times we will execute. For example, when we keep asking a user for a value until one is provided, or the user aborts. Here, we are more concerned with the loop termination condition. Repeat loops always execute at least once. At the end, the Until condition is checked, and the loop aborts of condition works out as true. A simple example var stop : Boolean; // Our exit condition flag i : Integer; begin i := 1; exit := False; // do not exit until we are ready repeat i := i+1; // Increment a count if Sqr(i) > 99 then stop:= true; // Exit if the square of our number exceeds 99 until stop; // Shorthand for 'until exit := true' result:=I; end; Upon exit, i will be 10 (since Sqr(10) > 99) Here we exit the repeat loop when a Boolean variable is true. Notice that we use a shorthand - just specifying the variable as the condition is sufficient since the variable value is either true or false. Using a compound condition var i : Integer; begin i := 1; repeat i := i+1; // Increment a count until (Sqr(i) > 99) or (Sqrt(i) > 2.5); result:=i; end; Upon exit, i will be 7 (since Sqrt(7) > 2.5) Notice that compound statements require separating brackets. Notice also that Repeat statements can accomodate multiple statements without the need for a begin/end pair. The repeat and until clauses form a natural pairing. While loops Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 163 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual While loops are very similar to Repeat loops except that they have the exit condition at the start. This means that we use them when we wish to avoid loop execution altogether if the condition for exit is satisfied at the start. Var i : Integer; begin i := 1; while (Sqr(i) <= 99) and (Sqrt(i) <= 2.5) do i := i+1; // Increment a count result:=i; end; Upon exit, i will be 7 (since Sqrt(7) > 2.5) Notice that our original Repeat Until condition used Or as the compound condition joiner we continued until either condition was met. With our While condition, we use And as the joiner - we continue whilst neither condition is met. Have a closer look to see why we do this. The difference is that we repeat an action until something or something else happens. Whereas we keep doing an action while neither something nor something else have happened.

Functions Functions provide a flexible method to apply one formula many times to possibly different values. They are comparable to procedures but • • • functions are of always of a certain type functions usually have one or more input variable(s) the function name must appear at least once inside the definition

The general form of the function statement looks like this: Function Function ame(Variable ame: VariableType): VariableType; Begin some code, if necessary; Result := some computation; more code if necessary; End;

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Basic Calculation Examples 1. Adding one number to another Begin Result:= [F001] + [F002]; End; 2. Strings Concatenation Begin Result:= ‘[F001]’ + ‘[F002]’; End; Note single quotes around field names for string values. 2. If Statement Begin If '[F002]'='' then Result:= 0 else If [F002]=0 then Result:= 0 Else Result:= [F001] mod [F002]; End; 3. Variables var MyVariable : integer; Begin MyVariable:=10; Result :=[F001] mod MyVariable; end;

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Calculation Function List LowerCase(S) LowerCase returns a string with the same text as the string passed in S, but with all letters converted to lowercase. The conversion affects only 7-bit ASCII characters between 'A' and 'Z'. To convert 8-bit international characters, use AnsiLowerCase. AnsiUpperCase(S) AnsiUpperCase returns a string that is a copy of S, converted to upper case. AnsiLowerCase(S) AnsiLowerCase returns a string that is a copy of the given string converted to lower case. AnsiCompareStr(S1,S2) AnsiCompareStr compares S1 to S2, with case sensitivity. The return value is: Conditio n S1 > S2 S1 < S2 S1 = S2 AnsiCompareText(S1,S2) AnsiCompareText compares S1 to S2, without case sensitivity. AnsiCompareText returns a value less than 0 if S1 < S2, a value greater than 0 if S1 > S2, and returns 0 if S1 = S2. AnsiStrLIComp (S1,S2,MaxLen) AnsiStrLIComp compares S1 to S2, without case sensitivity. If S1 or S2 is longer than MaxLen characters, AnsiStrLIComp only compares up to the first MaxLen characters. The return value is: Condition S1 > S2 S1 < S2 Return Value >0 <0

Return Value >0 <0 =0

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Trim(S) Trim removes leading and trailing spaces and control characters from the given string S. TrimLeft(S) TrimLeft returns a copy of the string S with leading spaces and control characters removed. TrimRight(S) TrimRight returns a copy of the string S with trailing spaces and control characters removed. QuotedStr(S) Use QuotedStr to convert the string S to a quoted string. A single quote character (') is inserted at the beginning and end of S, and each single quote character in the string is repeated. AnsiQuotedStr(S,Quote) Use AnsiQuotedStr to convert a string (S) to a quoted string, using the provided Quote character. A Quote character is inserted at the beginning and end of S, and each Quote character in the string is doubled. AnsiExtractQuotedStr(S,Quote) AnsiExtractQuotedStr removes the quote characters from the beginning and end of a quoted string, and reduces pairs of quote characters within the string to a single quote character. The Quote parameter defines what character to use as a quote character. If the first character in S is not the value of the Quote parameter, AnsiExtractQuotedStr returns an empty string. The function copies characters from S to the result string until the second solitary quote character or the first null character in S. The S parameter is updated to point to the first character following the quoted string. If S does not contain a matching end quote character, the S parameter is updated to point to the terminating null character. IntToStr(S) IntToStr converts an integer into a string containing the decimal representation of that number. IntToHex(I,Digits) IntToHex converts a number into a string containing the number's hexadecimal (base 16) representation. Value is the number to convert. Digits indicates the minimum number of hexadecimal digits to return. StrToInt(S) Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 169 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual StrToInt converts the string S, which represents an integer-type number in either decimal or hexadecimal notation, into a number. If S does not represent a valid number, StrToInt raises an exception. StrToIntDef(S,Default) StrToIntDef converts the string S, which represents an integer-type number in either decimal or hexadecimal notation, into a number. If S does not represent a valid number, StrToIntDef returns Default. FileAge(File ame) Call FileAge to obtain the OS timestamp of the file specified by FileName. The return value can be converted to a TDateTime object using the FileDateToDateTime function. The return value is -1 if the file does not exist. FileExists(File ame) FileExists returns true if the file specified by FileName exists. If the file does not exist, FileExists returns false. DeleteFile(File ame) DeleteFile deletes the file named by FileName from the disk. If the file cannot be deleted or does not exist, the function returns false. RenameFile(OldFile, ewFile) RenameFile attempts to change the name of the file specified by OldFile to NewFile. If the operation succeeds, RenameFile returns true. If RenameFile cannot rename the file (for example, if the application does not have permission to modify the file), it returns false. ChangeFileExt(File ame,EXT) ChangeFileExt takes the file name passed in FileName and changes the extension of the file name to the extension passed in Extension. Extension specifies the new extension, including the initial dot character. ChangeFileExt does not rename the actual file, it just creates a new file name string. ExtractFilePath(File ame) The resulting string is the leftmost characters of FileName, up to and including the colon or backslash that separates the path information from the name and extension. The resulting string is empty if FileName contains no drive and directory parts. ExtractFileDir(File ame) Extracts Directory part from the File Name provided Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 170 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual ExtractFileDrive(File ame) ExtractFileDrive returns a string containing the drive portion of a fully qualified path name for the file passed in the FileName. For file names with drive letters, the result is in the form "drive". For file names with a UNC path the result is in the form "\servername\sharename". If the given path contains neither style of path prefix, the result is an empty string. ExtractFile ame(File ame) The resulting string is the rightmost characters of FileName, starting with the first character after the colon or backslash that separates the path information from the name and extension. The resulting string is equal to FileName if FileName contains no drive and directory parts. ExtractFileExt(File ame) Use ExtractFileExt to obtain the extension from a file name. ExpandFile ame(File ame) ExpandFileName converts the relative file name into a fully qualified path name. ExpandFileName does not verify that the resulting fully qualified path name refers to an existing file, or even that the resulting path exists. ExpandU CFile ame(File ame) ExpandUNCFileName returns the fully-qualified file name for a specified file name. ExtractRelativePath(File ame) Call ExtractRelativePath to convert a fully qualified path name into a relative path name. The DestName parameter specifies file name (including path) to be converted. BaseName is the fully qualified name of the base directory to which the returned path name should be relative. BaseName may or may not include a file name, but it must include the final path delimiter. DiskFree(Drive) DiskFree returns the number of free bytes on the specified drive, where 0 = Current, 1 = A, 2 = B, and so on. DiskSize(Drive) DiskSize returns the size in bytes of the specified drive, where 0 = Current, 1 = A, 2 = B, etc. DiskSize returns -1 if the drive number is invalid. GetCurrentDir(Directory) GetCurrentDir returns the fully qualified name of the current directory. SetCurrentDir(Directory) Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 171 of 194

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The SetCurrentDir function sets the current directory. The return value is true if the current directory was successfully changed, or false if an error occurred. CreateDir(Directory) CreateDir creates a new directory. The return value is true if a new directory was successfully created, or false if an error occurred. RemoveDir(Directory) Call RemoveDir to remove the directory specified by the Dir parameter. The return value is true if a new directory was successfully deleted, false if an error occurred. The directory must be empty before it can be successfully deleted.

FloatToStr(F) FloatToStr converts the floating-point value given by Value to its string representation. The conversion uses general number format with 15 significant digits.

StrToFloat(S) Use StrToFloat to convert a string, S, to a floating-point value. S must consist of an optional sign (+ or -), a string of digits with an optional decimal point, and an optional mantissa. The mantissa consists of 'E' or 'e' followed by an optional sign (+ or -) and a whole number. Leading and trailing blanks are ignored. EncodeDate(Year,Month,Day) EncodeDate returns a TDateTime value from the values specified as the Year, Month, and Day parameters. The year must be between 1 and 9999. Valid Month values are 1 through 12. Valid Day values are 1 through 28, 29, 30, or 31, depending on the Month value. For example, the possible Day values for month 2 (February) are 1 through 28 or 1 through 29, depending on whether or not the Year value specifies a leap year. EncodeTime(Hour,Min,Sec,MSec) EncodeTime encodes the given hour, minute, second, and millisecond into a TDateTime value. Valid Hour values are 0 through 23. Valid Min and Sec values are 0 through 59. Valid MSec values are 0 through 999. If the specified values are not within range, EncodeTime raises an EConvertError exception. The resulting value is a number between 0 and 1 (inclusive) that indicates the fractional part of a day given by the specified time or (if 1.0) midnight on the following day. The value 0 corresponds to midnight, 0.5 corresponds to noon, 0.75 corresponds to 6:00 pm, and so on. DayOfWeek(D)

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual DayOfWeek returns the day of the week of the specified date as an integer between 1 and 7, where Sunday is the first day of the week and Saturday is the seventh. Date Use Date to obtain the current local date as a TDateTime value. The time portion of the value is 0 (midnight). Time Use Time to return the current time as a TDateTime value. The two functions are completely equivalent. ow Returns the current date and time. IncMonth(D) IncMonth returns the value of the Date parameter, incremented by NumberOfMonths months. NumberOfMonths can be negative, to return a date N months previous. If the input day of month is greater than the last day of the resulting month, the day is set to the last day of the resulting month. The time of day specified by the Date parameter is copied to the result. IsLeapYear(D) Call IsLeapYear to determine whether the year specified by the Year parameter is a leap year. Year specifies the calendar year. Use YearOf to obtain the value of Year for IsLeapYear from a TDateTime value. DateToStr(D) Use DateToStr to obtain a string representation of a date value that can be used for display purposes. TimeToStr(D) TimeToStr converts the Time parameter, a TDateTime value, to a string. DateTimeToStr(D) Converts a TDateTime value to a string. StrToDate(S) Call StrToDate to parse a string that specifies a date. If S does not contain a valid date, StrToDate raises an exception. StrToTime(S) Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 173 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Call StrToTime to parse a string that specifies a time value. If S does not contain a valid time, StrToTime raises an exception. StrToDateTime(S) Call StrToDateTime to parse a string that specifies a date and time value. If S does not contain a valid date, StrToDateTime raises an exception. FormatDateTime(Format,DateTime) FormatDateTime formats the TDateTime value given by DateTime using the format given by Format. See the table below for information about the supported format strings. Abort Use Abort to escape from an execution path without reporting an error. Beep Beep generates a conventional message beep. AnsiPos(Substr,S) Call AnsiPos to obtain the byte offset of the Substr parameter, as it appears in the string S. For example, if Substr is the string "AB", and S is the string "ABCDE", AnsiPos returns 1. If Substr does not appear in S, AnsiPos returns 0. Chr(X) Returns the character for a specified ASCII value. Abs(X) Returns an absolute value. Length(X) Returns the number of characters in a string or elements in an array. Copy(S,Index,Count) S is an expression of a string or dynamic-array type. Index and Count are integer-type expressions. Copy returns a substring or sub array containing Count characters or elements starting at S[Index]. The substring or sub array is a unique copy (that is, it does not share memory with S, although if the elements of the array are pointers or objects, these are not copied as well.) If Index is larger than the length of S, Copy returns an empty string or array. If Count specifies more characters or array elements than are available, only the characters or elements from S[Index] to the end of S are returned. Round(X) Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 174 of 194

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Returns the value of X rounded to the nearest whole number. Trunc(X) Truncates a real number to an integer. Pos(Substr,Str) Pos searches for Substr within S and returns an integer value that is the index of the first character of Substr within S. Pos is case-sensitive. If Substr is not found, Pos returns zero Delete(S,Index,Count) Delete removes a substring of Count characters from string S starting with S[Index]. S is a string-type variable. Index and Count are integer-type expressions. If index is larger than the length of the string or less than 1, no characters are deleted. If count specifies more characters than remain starting at the index, Delete removes the rest of the string. If count is less than or equal to 0, no characters are deleted Insert(Substr,Dest,Index) Insert merges Source into S at the position S[index]. Source is a string-type expression. S is a string-type variable of any length. Index is an integer-type expression. It is a character index and not a byte index. If Index is less than 1, it is mapped to a 1. If it is past the end of the string, it is set to the length of the string, turning the operation into an append. If the Source parameter is an empty string, Insert does nothing Sqr(X) the Sqr function returns the square of the argument. X is a floating-point expression. The result, of the same type as X, is the square of X, or X*X. Sqrt(X) The result is the square root of X. Exp(X) Exp returns the value of e raised to the power of X, where e is the base of the natural logarithms Ln(X) Ln returns the natural logarithm (Ln(e) = 1) of the real-type expression X. Sin(X) Sin returns the sine of the angle X in radians. Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 175 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Cos(X) Cos returns the cosine of the angle X. X expression that represents an angle in radians Tan(X) Tan returns the tangent of X. Tan(X) = Sin(X) / Cos(X). ArcTan(X) ArcTan returns the arctangent of X. X is a real-type expression that gives an angle in radians SetLength(S,Length) Set Length of dynamic array or string High(X) Call High to obtain the upper limit of an Array Low(X) Call Low to obtain the lowest value or first element of an Array. PI Represents the mathematical value pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi is approximated as 3.1415926535897932385. ArcCos(X) ArcCos returns the inverse cosine of X. X must be between -1 and 1. The return value is in the range [0..Pi], in radians. ArcCosh(X) ArcCosh returns the inverse hyperbolic cosine of X. The value of X must be greater than or equal to 1. ArcCot(X) ArcCot returns the inverse cotangent of X. ArcCotH(X) ArcCot returns the inverse hyperbolic cotangent of X. ArcCsc(X) Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 176 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual ArcCsc returns the inverse cosecant of X. ArcCscH(X) ArcCsc returns the inverse hyperbolic cosecant of X. ArcSec(X) ArcSec returns the inverse secant of X. ArcSecH(X) ArcSec returns the inverse hyperbolic secant of X. ArcSin(X) ArcSin returns the inverse sine of X. X must be between -1 and 1. The return value will be in the range [-Pi/2..Pi/2], in radians. ArcSinh(X) ArcSinh returns the inverse hyperbolic sine of X. ArcTan(X) ArcTan returns the arctangent of X. X is a real-type expression that gives an angle in radians. ArcTanh(X) ArcTanh returns the inverse hyperbolic tangent of X. The value of X must be between -1 and 1 (inclusive). Ceil(X) Call Ceil to obtain the lowest integer greater than or equal to X. The absolute value of X must be less than MaxInt. For example: Ceil(-2.8) = -2 Ceil(2.8) = 3 Ceil(-1.0) = -1 Cosecant(X) Use the Cosecant to calculate the cosecant of X, where X is an angle in radians. The cosecant is calculated as 1/ Sin(X). Cosh(X) Use the Cosh to calculate the hyperbolic cosine of X. Cot(X)

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Call Cot to obtain the cotangent of X. The cotangent is calculated using the formula 1 / Tan (X). Cotan(X) Call Cotan to obtain the cotangent of X. The cotangent is calculated using the formula 1 / Tan (X) Do not call Cotan with X = 0 CotH(X) Call CotH to obtain the hyperbolic cotangent of X, where X is an angle in Radians. Csc(X) Use the Csc to calculate the cosecant of X, where X is an angle in radians. CscH(X) Use the CscH to calculate the hyperbolic cosecant of X, where X is an angle in radians. CycleToDeg(X) CycleToDeg converts angles measured in cycles into degrees, where degrees = cycles * 360. CycleToGrad(X) CycleToGrad converts angles measured in cycles into grads. CycleToRad(X) CycleToRad converts angles measured in cycles into radians, where radians = 2pi * cycles. DegToCycle(X) Use DegToCycle to convert angles expressed in degrees to the corresponding value in cycles. DegToGrad(X) Use DegToGrad to convert angles expressed in degrees to the corresponding value in grads. DegToRad(X) Use DegToRad to convert angles expressed in degrees to the corresponding value in radians, where radians = degrees(pi/180). Floor(X)

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Call Floor to obtain the highest integer less than or equal to X. For example: Floor(-2.8) = 3 Floor(2.8) = 2 Floor(-1.0) = -1 GradToCycle(X) GradToCycle converts angles measured in grads into cycles. GradToDeg(X) GradToDeg converts angles measured in grads into degrees. GradToRad(X) GradToRad converts angles measured in grads into radians, where radians = grads(pi/200). Hypot(X,Y) Hypot returns the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle. Specify the lengths of the sides adjacent to the right angle in X and Y. Hypot uses the formula Sqrt(X**2 + Y**2) IntPower(Base,Exponent) IntPower raises Base to the power specified by Exponent. Ldexp(X) Ldexp returns X times (2 to the power of P). LnXP1(X) LnXP1 returns the natural logarithm of (X+1). Use LnXP1 when X is a value near 0. Log10(X) Log10 returns the log base 10 of X. Log2(X) Log2 returns the log base 2 of X. Log (Base,X) LogN returns the log base Base of X. Max(A,B) Call Max to compare two numeric values. Max returns the greater value of the two. Min(A,B) Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 179 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Call Min to compare two numeric values in Delphi. Min returns the smaller value of the two. Power(Base,Exponent) Power raises Base to any power. For fractional exponents or exponents greater than MaxInt, Base must be greater than 0. RadToCycle(X) Use RadToCycle to convert angles measured in radians into cycles, where cycles = radians/(2pi). RadToDeg(X) Use RadToDeg to convert angles measured in radians to degrees, where degrees = radians(180/pi). RadToGrad(X) Use RadToGrad to convert angles measured in radians to grads, where grads = radians(200/pi). RandG(Mean,StdDev) RandG produces random numbers with Gaussian distribution about the Mean. This is useful for simulating data with sampling errors and expected deviations from the Mean. RandomRange(AFrom,ATo) RandomRange returns a random integer from the range that extends between AFrom and ATo (non-inclusive). RandomRange can handle negative ranges (where AFrom is greater than ATo). To initialize the random number generator, add a single call Randomize or assign a value to the RandSeed variable before making any calls to RandomRange. Sec(X) Call Sec to obtain the secant of X, where X is an angle in radians. The secant is calculated using the formula 1 / Cos(X). SecH(X) Call SecH to obtain the hyperbolic secant of X, where X is an angle in Radians. Sinh(X) Sinh calculates the hyperbolic sine of X. Tan(X) Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 180 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual Tan returns the tangent of X. Tan(X) = Sin(X) / Cos(X). Tanh(X) Tanh calculates the hyperbolic tangent of X.

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7.4.7 Lookup

Category: Transformation Function Description: This function substitutes values using mapping table. Mapping table can be populated manually or loaded from a file/Database. Properties:

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7.4.8 Previous Value

Category: Transformation Function Description: This function returns previous value of field. For the first record it returns null. This function can be used to calculate running totals Properties:

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7.4.9 Reader Parameter

Category: Transformation Function Description: This function returns selected metadata information from the Reader object Properties:

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7.4.10 Sequence

Category: Transformation Function Description: This function returns a number incremented by one starting from “Start With” value Properties:

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7.4.11 Running Total

Category: Transformation Function Description: The running total represents an instantaneous total of all the "quantities" of stuff that can be reviewed at any time during the recording period to determine what the total was at that time of review. Here's a sample of a running total of that store's receipts: Sale 1: $6.49 -- Running total: $6.49 Sale 2: $2.81 -- Running total: $9.30 Sale 3: $1.37 -- Running total: $10.67 Sale 4: Refund: $0.89 -- Running total: $9.78 Sale 5: $5.26 -- Running total: $15.04 Properties:

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8. Date formats
Date/Time format strings control the conversion of strings into date time type. Date/Time format strings are composed from specifiers which describe values to be converted into the date time value. In the following table, specifiers are given in lower cases. Case is ignored in formats, except for the "am/pm" and "a/p" specifiers. Specifier d dd m mm mmm mmmm yy yyyy h hh n nn s ss fff tt Description Day as a number without a leading zero (1-31). Day as a number with a leading zero (01-31). Month as a number without a leading zero (1-12). Month as a number with a leading zero (01-12). Month as an abbreviation (Jan-Dec). Month as a full name (January-December). Year as a two-digit number (00-99). Year as a four-digit number (0000-9999). Hour without a leading zero (0-23). Hour with a leading zero (00-23). Minute without a leading zero (0-59). Minute with a leading zero (00-59). Second without a leading zero (0-59). Second with a leading zero (00-59). Fraction of Second with a leading zero (000-999). Uses the 12-hour clock for the preceding h or hh specifier, 'am' for any hour before noon, and 'pm' for any hour after noon.

Important thing is to understand that this format has nothing to do with your target database. This is the format of the source data. It is there to help to covert string into date time type inside of the software, so it can be loaded later into date or timestamp field So if source data is: 16/08/2009 than the format is DD/MM/YYYY 1/31/2009 than the format is M/D/YYYY 2006-05-23 22:34:42.096 than the format is YYYY-MM-DD HH:NN:SS.FFF 1992/mar/12 00:00 than the format is YYYY/MMM/DD HH:NN

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9. Command Line
To run an transformation from the command line type AdvancedETL.exe trasformation.ats.

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10. Support Procedure
We welcome your suggestions and comments to make our software better. Please do contact us through email or visit our website For General Sales and License Queries Email to: sales@dbsoftlab.com For Technical Help Support Forum: http://www.dbsoftlab.com/index.php/Support-Forum/ Email To: support@dbsoftlab.com Online Contact Form: http://www.dbsoftlab.com/index.php/Contact-Us/ While submitting a bug or problem please include the following to make it easier to solve the problem as soon as possible: • • • • • • • • • All the symptoms of a Problem Exact steps required to reproduce it Version number Operation system version Database version Log files Script Sql script to create tables Screenshots

We intend to resolve 90 percent of the reported problems with in 48 hours. Most difficult issues or functionality extension are resolved with in one week

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11. License Agreement
Advanced ETL Processor by DB Software Laboratory www.dbsoftlab.com info@dbsoftlab.com END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR THIS SOFTWARE IMPORTANT - READ CAREFULLY: This End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and DB Software Laboratory for the SOFTWARE PRODUCT identified above, which includes computer software and may include associated media, printed materials, and "online" or electronic documentation. By installing, copying, or otherwise using the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, you may be subject to civil liability if you install and use this SOFTWARE PRODUCT. SOFTWARE PRODUCT LICENSE The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed, not sold. INSTALLATION AND USAGE Once SOFTWARE PRODUCT is installed you may use it for 30 days. After evaluation period ends, you have to purchase a license or stop using the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. If this is an EVALUATION VERSION of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you may copy and distribute an unlimited number of copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT; provided that each copy shall be a true and complete copy, including all copyright and trademark notices, and shall be accompanied by a copy of this EULA. If this is a REGISTERED VERSION of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you may install and use it for your personal use only. You may not reproduce or distribute the SOFTWARE PRODUCT for use by others.

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Advanced ETL Processor User Manual LICENSING There are two types of licenses available 1. A single computer usage license. The user purchases one license to use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT on one computer.

2. A SITE usage license. The user purchases a single usage license, authorising the use of SOFTWARE PRODUCT, by the purchaser, the purchaser's employees or accredited agents, on an unlimited number of computers at the same physical site location. This site location would normally be defined as a single building, but could be considered to be a number of buildings within the same, general, geographical location, such as an industrial estate or small town. OTHER RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. Any such unauthorized use shall result in immediate and automatic termination of this license and may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. All rights not expressly granted here are reserved by DB Software Laboratory. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed as a single product. Its component parts may not be separated for use on more than one computer. You may permanently transfer all of your rights under this EULA, provided the recipient agrees to the terms of this EULA. SEVERABILITY In the event of invalidity of any provision of this license, the parties agree that such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this license. COPYRIGHT The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. All title and copyrights related to the SOFTWARE PRODUCT (including but not limited to any images, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, text, and "applets" incorporated into the SOFTWARE PRODUCT), the accompanying printed materials, and any copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT are owned by DB Software Laboratory. MISCELLANEOUS Should you have any questions concerning this EULA, or if you desire to contact the author of this Software for any reason, please contact DB Software Laboratory (see contact information at the top of this EULA). LIMITED WARRANTY Copyright © 2009 DB Software Laboratory Page 193 of 194

Advanced ETL Processor User Manual DB Software Laboratory expressly disclaims any warranty for the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT and any related documentation is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or no infringement. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT remains with you. In no event shall DB Software Laboratory be liable for any damages whatsoever or refund any money (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use this product, even if DB Software Laboratory has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. SUPPORT AND MAINTENACE The annual maintenance fee is 20 percent of initial software license cost. Users with a fully paid annual maintenance fee get the following benefits: Priority Support Free software enhancements, updates and upgrades during the maintenance period Advanced and exclusive notification of software promotions "Maintenance Owner ONLY" product promotions ENTIRE AGREEMENT This is the entire agreement between you and DB Software Laboratory which supersedes any prior agreement or understanding, whether written or oral, relating to the subject matter of this license. Thank you for using the Advanced ETL Processor. DB Software Laboratory

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