[Lazarus] ETL tool - make or use?

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Mar 23 20:04:59 CET 2012

Marc Santhoff wrote:
> Der list members,
> does anyone of you know a tool for ETL[1] tasks?
> At best it would be written in object pascal and be open source.
> I'm currently charged with doing some simple data transfer actions like
> loading CSV (aka SDF) data and pushing those records to a relational
> database and the like. I have the strong feeling that someone has
> already done something like that. ;)
> Options to solve this request are
> 1. whipping together minimal code that does it
> 2. make a more generic tool that can be used for all tasks, having to be
> extended when needed
> 3. use some tool already existing
> Some tools I tried or looked at are mostly written in Java and do suck
> ressources, or they are not able to handle some requirements (like
> databases in use) or are closed source. Last tests were done using
> OpenAdaptor[2] which is really cool but has problems with posgresql and
> demands being familiar with spring. There is still Pentaho Data
> Integration[3] n the list of tools to do some testing with.
> What do you use for ETL tasks?

I'm a heretic: I tend to use Perl.

I notice that somebody's embedded Perl in Delphi- I wonder if that would 
be portable to FPC?

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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