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Quipu new use cases
QUIPU4 was launched in April 2019 at the BI & DW Summit. During the launch, the team behind
QUIPU4 promised that the new modular approach would enable the quick development of modules
with new functionality for use by clients. This blog focuses on yet another two features that were
QUIPU4 is a platform that supports model-to-model transformation. This is how the product sets
itself apart from other commonly accepted ETL tools and other data warehouse automation tools.
Although such tools usually work well as far as the transformation and manipulation of data at the
entity or attribute level is concerned, they lack the support needed to define and develop
transformations at the model level. It is at this higher level that patterns can be found and applied,
and therefore can be generated. According to QOSQO, this results in a much more efficient way of
developing new data solutions quickly.
Use case: copying diagrams
In response to requests from many clients, it is now possible to copy diagrams. This eliminates the
need for unnecessary manual work and accelerates the development process of data solutions.
A diagram can be copied in two ways:
1. A copy of the diagram is drawn, whereby the copied objects refer to the same objects in the
repository. When changes are made to the parameters of the objects in one diagram, the
parameters of the objects in the other diagram are also changed.
2. A copy of the diagram is drawn, whereby the copied objects contain the parameters of the
objects from the original diagram. However, changing these parameters will not result in
changes to the parameters of the objects in the original diagram.
Figure 1. ‘Copy diagram’ interface
Use case: Global variables
From now on, QUIPU4 has global variables that can be defined at the application level and then used
in data container and module configurations. In fact, you can use these variables to define
everything that previously had to be entered multiple times in the different diagrams. This means
that typing errors can be eliminated. Moreover, it makes maintenance easier.
Figure 2. Global variables
For more information, a white paper and a comprehensive manual visit www.quipu.nl. Interested in
QUIPU4? You can request a free, one-month trial licence on our website. If desired, we can arrange
for a demo.