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Data blending allows you to merge two different data sources and add to a single flow.
Create a New Data Flow
Navigate to the Flows page and click on Create Flow in the top right corner.
Click on Connect Your Data and select the first source.
Hover overly the newly added source for the menu to show and click on Combine.
Select Blend Sources.
Click on Select Source to choose the sources you wish to blend.
Choose a Join Key that is the same for both sources. Dataddo will blend the datasets based on this particular key.DATADDO TIP
Select columns from each source by dragging the fields from the list on the left or right. The columns don't have to be the same for both sources.
Click on the button between the sources to configure the joining type. Left Join is selected by default.
- Left Join - records from the right source will be joined to the left dataset.
- Inner Join - returns records which values are only matching in both column sources.
Click on Save Source.
Once the data is configured for blending, add your destination.
Finish your flow's configuration and click on Data Preview to check your data.Flow Configuration
Choose the write mode and rename the flow if needed.
Keep in mind to set the flow's time with a small delay after the synchronization of your source to allow for the data to load.
Click on Save Flow.
If changes that affect the database schema (field name, add/delete column(s), and changing a field data type) are made in the flow, go to the database and delete the previously created table. Afterwards, save the changes and refresh.
Connecting and Configuring a Data Flow
Dataddo will automatically configure BI app destinations. However, for data storages such as warehouses, a manual configuration is needed. For more information on how to connect and configure a data flow to a warehouse, check our detailed guide on creating data flows.
“The column name ‘___’ is specified more than once” Error Message
This problem can be fixed by renaming the affected column in one of the two sources.
Click on the three dots on one of the sources you want to blend and select Edit. Navigate to the Data Types tab, change the name of the affected column to e.g. propertyid_2 and click on Save.
You should now be able to blend your data without one column being defined more than once.
Feel free to contact us and we will help you with the setup. To speed the process of resolving your issue, make sure you provide us with sufficient information.