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Start and stop PDI design tools and utilities

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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 SystemInstallation MethodStart the Tools and Utilities
Microsoft WindowsPentaho Installation Wizard
  • PDI client

    Click Start Programs Pentaho Enterprise Edition Design Tools and double-click on Data Integration the item to launch the PDI client. For these tools and utilities, you must navigate to a directory to launch the batch 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 WindowsPentaho Archive or Manual InstallationCreate 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 batch file to launch it.
  • PDI client

    pentaho\design-tools\data-integration\spoon.bat

  • Carte

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

  • Kitchen

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

  • Pan

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

LinuxPentaho Wizard, Archive, or Manual InstallationNavigate to one of these directories and run the design tool shell file to launch it.
  • PDI client

    pentaho/design-tools/data-integration/spoon.sh

  • Carte

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

  • Kitchen

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

  • Pan

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

Mac OSPentaho Wizard, Archive, or Manual InstallationNavigate to one of these directories and run the design tool application file to launch it.
  • PDI client

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

  • Carte

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

  • Kitchen

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

  • Pan

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