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Using the Database Explorer

Overview

Explains how to explore configured database connections.

The Database Explorer allow you to explore configured database connections. The Database Explorer also supports tables, views, and synonyms along with the catalog, schema, or both to which the table belongs.

A right-click on the selected table provides quick access to the following features:

Feature Description
Preview first 100 Returns the first 100 rows from the selected table
Preview x Rows Prompts you for the number of rows to return from the selected table
Row Count Specifies the total number of rows in the selected table
Show Layout Displays a list of column names, data types, and so on from the selected table
DDL Generates the DDL to create the selected table based on the current connection type; the drop-down
View SQL Launches the Simple SQL Editor for the selected table
Truncate Table Generates a TRUNCATE table statement for the current table
Note: The statement is commented out by default to prevent users from accidentally deleting the table data
Data Profile Provides basic information about the data.

You can open the Database Explorer in the Database Connections dialog box. In the PDI client, navigate to the View tab in the Explorer pane, and then double-click on the Database connections folder.