Pentaho/Contact Zone:IP Locator Tutorial

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Advanced Configuration
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IP Locator Tabs
IP Locator
Pass-Through Columns
Output Filter
Processing Options
Result Codes

The following steps will guide you in the basic usage of IP Locator.

Add Component

To add IP Locator to your project, drag the component onto the Data Flow screen. This will snap the IP Locator Component into your workflow space.

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Connect Input

Select a data flow source for your input data. Many formats can be used as sources, including Excel files, flat files or Access Input data sources. Connect this data source to the IP Locator Component by dragging the arrow from your data flow source to the IP Locator Component.

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Configure Component

Double click the IP Locator Component to bring up the interface.

Advanced Configuration

Click the Advanced Configuration button on the bottom of the window.

Set up the IP Locator Advanced Configuration. See Advanced Configuration.

IP Locator

Map the input and output fields.

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Pass-Through Columns Tab

Click on Get Fields to retrieve column names. You may choose which columns to pass through to the data file and which fields to filter out.

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Output Filter Tab

You can specify the filter from the drop down or you can also create your own custom filter.

PENT IPLocator OutputFilter.png

Processing Options

Choose which service type you want to use.

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Connect Output

Add data destinations for downstream output. Connect the respective output filter pin to the output destination.

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Save Settings

Click File and select Save as to save the project.

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Run Project

Now, the project is ready to run. It is possible to observe in real time as records flow from your input source through the IP Locator Component and pipe output source depending on the filtering options.