Teradata’s latest and greatest Eclipse offering has been released and is available in the Teradata Developer Exchange download section (Teradata Plug-in for Eclipse) . The 14.01.00 release builds on the 14.00.00 offering by boasting increased functionality.
Support is provided for Teradata’s Aster Database. Users can create connections for an Aster Database using the Aster Connection Profile Wizard. The Data Source Explorer will display Aster Databases, Schemas, Tables, Views, and Map Reduce Functions. SQL Templates are provided to help users create Aster SQL commands. SQL statements can be executed against an Aster Database, with result set data displayed in the Result Set Viewer and history entries stored in the Teradata SQL History. The Teradata View also supports the display of more detailed information about Aster Database objects.
The Collect Statistics Wizard provides a user interface to help users perform COLLECT STATISTICS operations on tables and columns in Teradata Database 14.0 and higher. The user can select a table or column in the Data Source Explorer and choose the Collect Statistics option. The Statistics View is opened where the user can specify additional information for statistics collection and choose the columns for single or multi stats collection.
Teradata Data Lab provides the DBA the flexibility to provision space within the data warehouse. Teradata Plugin for Eclipse provides an option for Data Lab customers to easily load data from an Excel or CSV file (Smart Load) as well as copy tables from their Teradata system into their Data Lab. Tables can be dragged from the Data Source Explorer and dropped in the Data Lab View, invoking the Data Lab Copy Table wizard. The Copy Table wizard will copy the table in addition to the table data to the Data Lab. A filtering option is provided to filter out unwanted columns or certain data within the columns. The Smart Load option is provided by selecting the Tables folder within the Data Lab.
The DDL Generator has been enhanced to provide better options and DDL generation for Schemas, Tables, Views, Macros, Indexes, Stored Procedures, User Defined Functions, and User Defined Types.
Support for Excel 2007 (.xlsx) has been added when exporting table data or result set data to Excel. Previously, only Excel 97-2003 was supported. This allows users to export over 65,536 rows of data to an Excel spreadsheet.
Teradata Plugin for Eclipse 14.02 provides a feature to easily transfer tables from Hadoop to Teradata (Import) and from Teradata to Hadoop (Export). The Hadoop Transfer Perspective allows users to drag Teradata tables from the Data Source Explorer and drop them on the Database node in the Hadoop View and visa versa, drag tables from the Hadoop view and drop them on the Tables folder in the Data Source Explorer. Users can also right click on a Teradata table and choose the option in the Data menu, Export to Hadoop. Or right click on the Tables folder in the Data Source Explorer and choose the Teradata menu option Import from Hadoop. A dialog is opened to help you map the Teradata columns to Hadoop column types or Hadoop columns to Teradata column types. A transfer job is started and when completed, its status is displayed in the Transfer History View. Users must create a connection profile for the Hadoop database, providing the profile name, HCatalog hostname, port number, system username and password.
In order to use the Hadoop Data Transfer feature, users must enable the option by setting the Data Transfer Preference 'Enable Hadoop Views'. Refer to the Teradata Studio Help for more information on this feature.
Performance improvements have been made to the Result Set Viewer to significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to display the result set data.
Teradata Load and Export provides an enhanced load and export feature to quickly load or export the data to and from tables within the Data Source Explorer. The Teradata Load feature will use criteria such as number of rows, column types, and existing table data to determine whether the Teradata JDBC FastLoad option will be used, otherwise JDBC batch operations are performed. Teradata Load and Export support both Excel 97-2003 .xls and Excel 2007 .xlsx file formats.
Filtering has also been added to the Teradata Export wizard. The user can choose to filter out certain columns, as well as filter out certain data within a column.
If you are new to the Eclipse world, there is an article to help you get up and running. Please refer to Getting Started with Teradata Plug-in for Eclipse. To ask questions or discuss issues, refer to the Teradata Studio Forum and post your question.
Online Help can be accessed within the plug-in in two ways:
Reference Documentation can be found on the download page or at: www.info.teradata.com