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CSV and XML "Databases" [message #658643] Wed, 09 March 2011 11:14 Go to next message
akoeck is currently offline akoeckFriend
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Hi there,

I want to know how this is working with Flat File Sources (CSV) and XML Data Sources. When I add a source, do I also get a list in the DSE with the Tables, Columns and so on?

Will I be also able to generate the DDL for the tables?

Must the CSV and XML Files follow a specific format, or can I choose this on my own?
Re: CSV and XML "Databases" [message #659067 is a reply to message #658643] Thu, 10 March 2011 20:57 Go to previous message
Linda ChanFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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DTP supports CSV and XML data sources through the use of the ODA framework. ODA data providers support read-only access to the data; i.e. no DDL generation support.
The XML ODA provider allow users to specify the xsd of a XML data file, and will flatten selected elements into a tabular result set. The CSV one basically expects comma-separated data.
You can try them out with an ODA consumer application, such as BIRT (

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