Infer data types from another Source

Nov 8, 2010 at 5:38 PM
Edited Nov 8, 2010 at 5:39 PM

I like the idea of this - very useful. It seems to me that another really common requirement is to infer datatypes from another data source (so dimension table x source y - source y always has to manually cast the fields correctly - matching the appropriate fields to the table x field data types in order for it all to work.

Is it just me or is there a need for a component that does this? Would it be that this component could be extended to do this or would it be a different component?


May 3, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I don't think that's something that you'll find is very easy to do - making a component configure itself based on metadata of other objects in the data flow... interesting idea though...