Inititial capital of a sentence

provided a sentence like:

neue Technologien zur Verkehrsoptimierung

should get a inital capital like:

Neue Technologien zur Verkehrsoptimierung

This can be achieved in Pentaho / Apache Hop by a java expression

text == null ? null : text.substring(0,1).toUpperCase() + text.substring(1)



Concat Strings

There are several possibilities in Pentaho Data Integration to put together several fields:

a) Step: Concat fields

This step is very straightforward if you want to concat fields using the same separator:

Concat Last and First name to a field “person_p3”, with separator “, “

b) Step: Formula

Similar to Excel you can create a new string using your fields and ad hoc defined strings in the Formula step:

c) Step: User Defined Java Expression