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Installing Kettle

You can download PDI from At the time of this writing, the newest released version is 3.0.3, so the file you have to download is


Kettle requires the Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.5 (also called 5.0 in some naming schemes) or newer. You can obtain a JRE for free from


PDI does not require installation unless you download the Windows .exe file, which needs no specific installation instructions. For all other platforms, simply unpack the zip file into a folder of your choice. On Unix-like operating systems, you will need to make the shell scripts executable by using the chmod command:

cd Kettle 
chmod +x *.sh 
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