The CloverETL Designer has a brand new File URL Dialog, which was introduced in the version 2.9. The newly designed file dialog is very friendly and intuitive to navigate. There are a lot of new features and improvements. The dialog is separated into several tabs to simplify navigation. They enable users to easily specify resources such as local files, remote files or shared memory (dictionary). The new dialog is more comfortable to use and has simplified clear design as you can see in the picture bellow. The dialog window adjusts itself according to the context.
In the new File dialog you can also find a new CloverETL Server tab specially designed to work with files located on CloverETL Server. It is only visible if you have opened the dialog from existing CloverETL Server project. It looks very similar to the tab you work with on your local computer but you can browse remote CloverETL sandboxes. All names of sandboxes for which you have permissions are in the bookmarks. So you can easily access them.
This tab handles all types of URLs but it’s mainly designed to browse remote file system via http/https/ftp/ftps/sftp protocols. It also brings special dialog where you can specify advanced parameters of connection like proxy server, HTTP properties.
Port / Dictionary
The port and dictionary tabs are specific to CloverETL. The Port tab is visible only if the component or graph element allows reading/writing data from/to the port. Dictionary is a shared memory between parts of the graph. It is identified by name and processing type parameter. Both tabs help you to specify the URLs in a visual way so you don’t have to know the exact syntax of CloverETL’s URLs and your work will be easier and more productive.
Due to new modular dialog architecture, the dialog itself can be extended for specific tabs if needed.