Remote Training: Advanced ECL (Part 2)

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This course explores the concept of Super Files in ECL and the techniques for working with XML and JSON data, and much more!

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Remote Training: Advanced ECL (Part 2) – Super files, Working with XML, and Free-form Text Parsing

Due to the need for social distancing the class will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. Your instructor will contact you before the class with login information.

RELX and LexisNexis employees should register using the approved promo code provided by their manager or contact training@hpccsystems.com

Note: This course is the second in a two-part advanced series. People who attend the Advanced ECL (Part 1) – Working with Relational Data class should continue with this class.

This course explores the concept of Super Files in ECL and the techniques for working with XML and JSON data, getting it into your HPCC Systems platform, and defining it to work with other data elements. This flows naturally into the detailed ECL support of Natural Language Parsing – creating pattern-matching definitions and using the PARSE function to extract data from either XML or free-form text.

Course Length: 2 days Introduction to ECL (Part 1) - Concepts and Queries and Introduction to ECL (Part 2) - the Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) Process training 

Class Prerequisites: Students must have attended the Introduction to ECL and Introduction to Thor Training classes. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops to take away the code and examples from the class.

Topics include:

  • SuperFiles and SuperKeys
  • Simple XML Spray and Dataset Definition
  • Working with XML Data (simple, complex, and nested)
  • Complex XML Spraying and De-spraying
  • PARSE with XML Data
  • Spraying and defining free-form text data
  • PARSE with free-form text
  • New! An Introduction to Machine Learning

Class begins at 9am and concludes at 5pm. Breaks will be provided throughout the day for lunch and lab assignments. Your instructor will provide more information before the class begins.

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