Right-click any entry in the job canvas to view the Job menu. Each item is described in the following table:
|Creates a new hop.
|Shows the configuration window for the entry.
|Allows you to add a description to the entry.
|Open Referenced Object
|Opens referenced transformations.
|Copies selected items to the clipboard.
|Makes a copy of the selected items, then pastes them to the canvas.
|Deletes selected items from the canvas.
Hides the entry from the PDI client canvas.
CautionIf you hide the entry, you will need to open the job XML file and hand edit it to view it again. For more details, see the troubleshooting section.
|Detaches the entry from the job.
Arranges entries on the canvas so that they are aligned properly or distributed evenly. This helps create a visually pleasing job that is easier to read and digest. Align refers to where the entries are permitted along the x (horizontal) or y (vertical) axis. Distribute makes the horizontal and vertical spacing between entries consistent. Typically, you turn on the grid, then move the different entries on the canvas so that they form some sort of pattern, like a straight or branching line.
You select entries and apply the following options, as needed:
|Restarts a failed job at specific checkpoints, instead of rerunning the entire job from the beginning. You add checkpoints at hops that connect one job entry to another. Checkpoints are addressed in detail in the Use Checkpoints to Restart Jobs topic.
|Run Next Entries in Parallel
|Allows you to launch job entries in parallel (on the same machine or remotely).