Loading data automatically

On this section, you'll learn how to create and execute an automatic loading job to the Data Loading & Transformation module and execute it.

Creating an automatic loading job

The automatic job loads your data frequently, specified by a predefined time interval. You don't need to manually start this loading job, as it executes automatically.

In the Control Panel, go to the Loading Jobs page and click on Create New Loading Job to start creating your job.

The first step is to configure your loading job identification as you can see below.

Screen to define
        the loading job identification

Here you'll define your loading job name, description, the registered data source to connect, the job type (Automatic/Scheduled in this case) and job frequency that this job will be executed. When ready, click on Save & Continue.

Now you'll define in which of your databases and dimensions the data will be loaded.

Screen to define the loading
         job data destination

When everything is set, click on Save & Continue.

After this you'll map your source columns and match them with the SlicingDice columns and their supported data types.

For it, the first thing you should do is to detect your source schema, selecting the data you want to retrieve. You can do it choosing the Access mode - query or table - where you can define a SQL query or just inform the name of the table to retrieve data.

Map columns from source to SlicingDice columns

After detecting your schema, the selected source columns will appear at the Attribute and Event Columns mapping section. Map your source's columns to SlicingDice's existing columns or create new ones if needed. Also define the column to use on automatic job that is necessary to guarantee that just new data will be loaded. After that click on Save & Continue.

Finally just check your loading job configuration and click on Submit. Now you'll be able to find your created loading job at the loading jobs list. That's it!, now your data will be loaded automatically considering the frequency you selected.

Executing and checking an automatic loading job status

As your Loading Job is set as Automatic, it'll start automatically.