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Start and Stop PDI Design Tools and Utilities

Each of the PDI tools has a specific function, so you start and stop each one individually.

Starting PDI Tools and Utilities

As part of the installation, we provide different ways to help you start each tool and utility, depending on the operating system you use. This table shows you the options.

Operating System Installation Method Start the Tools and Utilities
Microsoft Windows Pentaho Installation Wizard

Spoon

  • Click Start > Programs > Pentaho Enterprise Edition > Design Tools and double-click on Data Integration the item to launch Spoon.

    For these tools and utilities, you must navigate to a directory to launch the .bat file.

Carte

  • \pentaho\design-tools\data-integration\carte.bat

Kitchen

  • \pentaho\design-tools\data-integration\kitchen.bat

Pan

  • \pentaho\design-tools\data-integration\pan.bat
Microsoft Windows Pentaho Archive or Manual Installation

Create shortcuts to the .bat file or each design tool and add them to the Start menu. Or, navigate to the one of these directories and run the design tool's .bat file to launch it.

Carte

  • \pentaho\design-tools\data-integration\carte.bat

Kitchen

  • \pentaho\design-tools\data-integration\kitchen.bat

Pan

  • \pentaho\design-tools\data-integration\pan.bat

Spoon

  • \pentaho\design-tools\data-integration\spoon.bat
Linux Pentaho Wizard, Archive, or Manual Installation

Navigate to one of these directories and run the design tool .sh file to launch it.

Carte

  • /pentaho/design-tools/data-integration/carte.sh

Kitchen

  • /pentaho/design-tools/data-integration/kitchen.sh

Pan

  • /pentaho/design-tools/data-integration/pan.sh

Spoon

  • /pentaho/design-tools/data-integration/spoon.sh
Mac OS Pentaho Wizard, Archive, or Manual Installation

Navigate to one of these directories and run the design tool .app file to launch it.

Carte

  • /pentaho/design-tools/data-integration/carte.app

Kitchen

  • /pentaho/design-tools/data-integration/kitchen.app

Pan

  • /pentaho/design-tools/data-integration/pan.app

Spoon

  • /pentaho/design-tools/data-integration/data integration.app

Stopping the PDI Design Tools 

Here are the basic methods for stopping the PDI design tools:

  • Stop the PDI client by clicking on the X icon in upper corner, or from the File menu.
  • Stop Carte from the command line interface or URL.
  • Stop Pan and Kitchen from the command line interface.