Hi Matt et al,
I just want to be sure I'm understanding: Pentaho's Kettle can extract from ANY datastore - not just Banner?
Anyone else on this list using Pentaho or another open source ETL solution for loading data to their ILS who can share their experiences more fully?
John Spoor Broome Library
California State University, Channel Islands
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Patron Loads from Banner (XML/Tab-Delimited)
Depending on the number and complexity of your data sources, I recommend that you consider deploying an ETL system (ETL stands for "Extract, Transform, Load"). There are a few open source and free of cost frameworks on market, notably Pentaho's Kettle (see http://community.pentaho.com/index.html).
ETL frameworks provide several useful sub-systems e.g., logging, database adapters, error handling, deduplication, GUI, XML, etc.
Once deployed, you can quickly create a reliable "Extract from Banner", "Transform by merging with other data and cleansing", and "Loading into the ILS".
>>> Lauren Magnuson <[log in to unmask]> 12/16/2013 12:17 PM >>>
If anyone is willing to share an example of a script/process you are using to extract patron data from Banner (can be for any ILS, but I'm specifically interested in a script that's being used to generate either XML or tab-delimited data) I would appreciate it!
If you happen to be extracting patron data from Banner into XML format required by OCLC WMS, I'm especially interested.
Systems & Emerging Technologies Librarian, CSUN Systems Coordinator, PALNI @lpmagnuson <http://twitter.com/lpmagnuson>