Number ranges

Hi Kettle fans,

In another community contribution explosion, Ronny Roeller added the “Number ranges” step.  Samatar in turn wanted it so badly he committed the code the instant he saw it. (in 3.2.0-M1)

This is what it does:

Steps like this are great because they push us into the business realm and lift us out of the world of coding.

Until next time,
Matt

Visual step error indicators

Dear Kettle fans,

I’ve implemented PDI-1831 today which basically improves usability of Spoon in the execution/logging dept.

  • Adding a preview menu item to the step right-click menu
  • A “clear log before execution” option in the execution dialog (enabled by default)
  • Prevent the Execution results pane tabs from losing focus / de-selected
  • Adding graphical indicators to see which step in the transformation had an error during the latest execution.

That last item looks like this graphically.  We introduced an error in a JavaScript step and ran the transformation:

And if you mouse over the small red “stop sign” icon you get the following tool tip:

These are changes for 3.2.0-M1.

Until next time,

Matt