This tutorial is part of the Getting Started with Talend Cloud series, and focuses on adding metadata to a Job within Talend Studio to be displayed within the Talend integration web application.

Here’s an example of a published Job without any metadata added.

I have no detail regarding general functions of my Job or any descriptions of my parameters. My Job package icon is generic and not providing further identification. Within the manage tab, my Job title is weak and lacking supporting details. These details, when added, can be very helpful to other users who want to implement my Jobs for their own purposes.

Let me show you how to set up metadata to display for this Job.

Metadata is added within the integration action view within the Studio.

I first have to provide a display name, which titles my overall description within the Talend Cloud web application. Let’s write out the body of my description using the markdown syntax. I’ll type out what the basic function of my Job entails, as well as list and define my parameters. I can also add a line to the metainfo table by selecting a category, application, and entity. This info will appear with my Job listing within the “Manage Actions” page.

I’ll then select an icon from Application, and I’ll select Dropbox, which will then set my project package icon to display with the Dropbox icon.

Before I publish, I’ll head to my parameters page. These are the context parameters I defined earlier within the context view. I can add additional descriptions here as well if I wanted to, providing more information for our fellow users.

Now that I’ve clearly defined what the Job does and how it should be run in the cloud, I’ll save the changes and republish.

I can open my Job and see the new Dropbox icon and the parameter descriptions. The Job metadata I defined within the metainfo table within the studio is displayed next to my Job in the list. Now my Job’s metadata is live and available for all users to view while implementing my Job to support their individual needs.

Next, we’ll look at enhanced user logs on the cloud.