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(warning) PLEASE NOTE: This documentation applies to Pentaho 8.0 and earlier. For Pentaho 8.1 and later, see Abort on the Pentaho Enterprise Edition documentation site.

Description

This step type allows you abort a transformation upon seeing input. It's main use is in error handling. For example, you can use this step so that a transformation can be aborted after x number of rows flow to over an error hop.

Options

Option

Description

Step name

Name of the step.

Note: This name has to be unique in a single transformation.

Abort threshold

The threshold of number of rows after which to abort the transformations. E.g. If threshold is 0, the abort step will abort after seeing the first row. If threshold is 5, the abort step will abort after seeing the sixth row.

Abort message

The message to put in the log upon aborting. If not filled in a default message will be used.

Always log

Always log the rows processed by the Abort step. This allows the rows to be logged although the log level of the transformation would normally not do it. This way you can always see in the log which rows caused the transformation to abort.