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  1. Pentaho Data Integration - Kettle
  2. PDI-13001

Don't show Kettle internal variables that don't apply, or show always every variable

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      As a Spoon user, when I press Ctrl+Space in a red-dollar field I want Spoon show only those variables that apply, or show all variables (either if it applies or not).

      When on a red-dollar field in a job entry, variable

      Internal.Transformation.Filename.Directory

      is displayed when user press Ctrl-Space (it's assigned a nul value). On the other hand, variables

      Internal.Transformation.Filename.Name
      Internal.Transformation.Name
      Internal.Transformation.Repository.Directory

      are not displayed, obviously because you are in a job and they don't apply when in a job.

      Another case is: Internal.Job.Repository.Directory is displayed always, either if you are connected or not to a Repository.

      The trend seem to be: show every variable either if it applies or not. But if this is the trend, why not to show transformation internal variables when in a job ?

      My suggested improvement is either:

      • Show every kettle internal variable including those that don't apply.

      or

      • Show only those kettle internal variables that apply.

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            ecastilla Enrique Castilla
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