Concatenate

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Short Description
Ports
Metadata
Compatibility
See also

Short Description

Concatenate receives unsorted data records from multiple inputs.

It gathers input records starting with the first input port, continuing with the next one and ending with the last port. Within each input port, the records order is preserved.

ComponentSame input metadataSorted inputsInputsOutputsJavaCTLAuto-propagated metadata
Concatenate
yes
no
1-n1--
yes

Ports

Port typeNumberRequiredDescriptionMetadata
Input0
yes
For input data recordsAny
1-n
no
For input data recordsInput 0
Output0
yes
For gathered data recordsInput 0

At least one input port has to be connected. Any other input port can be disabled (changed in 4.1.0-M1).

Metadata

Metadata can be propagated through this component.

Metadata of all input ports must be the same.

Details

First, the component receives all of the records incoming through the first input port, sends all of them to the common output port and, subsequently, adds to them all of the records incoming through the next input port. If the component has more than two input ports, the records are received and sent to the output according to the order of the input ports.

If some of the input ports contain no records, such port is skipped.

Compatibility

Until CloverETL 4.0.x, you can disable only the last input or output port(s) of Concatenate: e.g., you can disable the third and fourth input port, but you cannot disable the first one.

Since version 4.1.0-M1, you can disable any input port or any output port provided there is at least one input port and output port.

See also

Merge
SimpleGather
Common Properties of Components
Specific Attribute Types
Common Properties of Transformers
Transformers Comparison