BimlExpress’s Preview Pane

Kevin Feasel

2017-06-29

Biml

Ben Weissman shows off the preview pane in BimlExpress 2017:

Once you’ve installed BimlExpress 2017 and open your first Biml file, you will probably notice immediately, that the screen is split horizontally – that is exactly for the preview pane.

If you need more real estate for your actual code, just click the „Hide“ button at the lower left corner.
To actually get a preview, click the „Update“ button on the lower right:

That’s a pretty nice feature.  It can be hard sometimes to debug Biml issues because you’re often writing code to write code to write code.

Related Posts

Using Biml With Oracle

Shannon Lowder shows us that you can write Biml to connect to an Oracle database as well: Next, I wanted to build a package from Biml. A package that uses a connection to my Oracle instance.  Defining connections to Oracle in Biml is similar to every other connection you’ve ever defined in Biml (lines 3-12). […]

Read More

Grouping Sets Of Tables In Biml ETL Loads

Ben Weissman puts together clusters of tables for data loads: The table meta.containers could technically also be a temporary table. We’ve decided against that so you can see what’s happening behind the scenes. Let’s focus on the meta.tables table for now. It has three columns: – TableName – guess what we’ll store in there – […]

Read More

Categories

June 2017
MTWTFSS
« May Jul »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930