Thursday, December 16, 2010

Modeler Custom Transformations

This is a follow up to the transformation I mentioned earlier where I mentioned how to write custom transformation in javascript for the design.  This is based on a java's pluggable script which means almost anything can be plugged in instead of javascript.  See here for details on the available languages.

This is the beginning of what I plan on building up over time which is a library of functions for use to make custom script very easily.  This is an example of adding the standard who columns to every table in the model.    

The first two functions are to delete and add columns to a table.

// import actual java classes for use later
// variable to keep a status message for later
var msg="";
  Delete function takes in the table and name of the column to delete

function deleteColumn(table,colName){ 
    columns = table.getElements();
 // iterate columns looking for the one to remove
    for (var i = 0; i < columns.length; i++) {
 if ( columns[i].getName().toUpperCase() == colName ){
   msg += "Deleted from "+ table.getName() + " : " + colName + "\n"; 
  checkOrCreate function takes in the table and name of the column to add. This checks for the existence of the column before addin

function checkOrCreate(table,colName,typeName,typeSize){ 
 hasCol = false;
 columns = table.getElements();
 for (var i = 0; i < columns.length; i++) {
 column = columns[i];
 if ( column.getName().toUpperCase() == colName ){
  // if the column is not present add it
  if (! hasCol ) {
      newCol = table.createColumn();
   // lookup the logical datatype based on the name
   type = model.getDesign().getLogicalDatatypeSet().getLogTypeByName(typeName);
      if (typeSize != null  ) {
      msg += "Added to "+ table.getName() + " : " + colName+ "\n";

// grab all the table in the model as an array
tables = model.getTableSet().toArray();

for (var t = 0; t < tables.length;t++){
 // remove all these from the table
 // add them back with the specified datatypes
 checkOrCreate(tables[t],"CREATED_BY",   "VARCHAR",200);
 checkOrCreate(tables[t],"CREATED_ON",   "DATE");
 checkOrCreate(tables[t],"UPDATED_BY",   "VARCHAR",200);
 checkOrCreate(tables[t],"UPDATED_ON",   "DATE");

// notify the user what happened
JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, msg);

The end result of running this will be a dialog that shows all the actions performed.

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