July 30, 2023

tEXistGet – Docs for ESB 7.x


Retrieves selected resources from a remote eXist database to a defined local

tEXistGet Standard properties

These properties are used to configure tEXistGet running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard
tEXistGet component belongs to the Databases family.

The component in this framework is available in all Talend

Basic settings

Use an existing connection/Component List

Select this check box and in the Component List click the relevant connection component to
reuse the connection details you already defined.

Note that when a Job contains the parent Job and the child Job,
Component List presents only the
connection components in the same Job level.


URI of the database you want to connect to.


Enter the path to the collection of interest on the database


This field is automatically populated with the standard


Users can enter a different driver, depending on their

Username and

User authentication information.

To enter the password, click the […] button next to the
password field, and then in the pop-up dialog box enter the password between double quotes
and click OK to save the settings.

Local directory

Path to the file’s destination location.


Click the plus button to add the lines you want to use as filters:

Filemask: enter the filename or
filemask using wildcharacters (*) or regular expressions

Advanced settings

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the job processing metadata at a
job level as well as at each component level.

Global Variables

Global Variables

NB_FILE: the number of files processed. This is an After
variable and it returns an integer.

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the
component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This
variable functions only if the Die on error check box is
cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable
functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl +
to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see
Talend Studio

User Guide.


Usage rule

This component is typically used as a single component subJob but
can also be used as an output or end object. eXist-db is an open
source database management system built using XML technology. It
stores XML data according to the XML data model and features
efficient, index-based XQuery processing.

For further information about XQuery, see XQuery.

For further information about the XQuery update extension, see

XQuery update extension


Due to license incompatibility, one or more JARs required to use
this component are not provided. You can install the missing JARs for this particular
component by clicking the Install button
on the Component tab view. You can also
find out and add all missing JARs easily on the Modules tab in the
perspective of your studio. You can find more details about how to install external modules in
Talend Help Center (https://help.talend.com)

Retrieving resources from a remote eXist DB server

This is a single-component Job that retrieves data from a remote eXist DB server and
download the data to a defined local directory.

This simple Job requires one component: tEXistGet.



  1. Drop the tEXistGet component from the
    Palette into the design workspace.
  2. Double-click the tEXistGet component to open
    the Component view and define the properties in its Basic


  3. Fill in the URI field with the URI of the
    eXist database you want to connect to.

    In this scenario, the URI is
    xmldb:exist:// Note
    that the URI used in this use case is for demonstration purposes only and is not
    an active address.
  4. Fill in the Collection field with the path
    to the collection of interest on the database server,
    /db/talend in this scenario.
  5. Fill in the Driver field with the driver for
    the XML database, org.exist.xmldb.DatabaseImpl in this
  6. Fill in the Username and Password fields by typing in
    admin and talend respectively in
    this scenario.
  7. Click the three-dot button next to the Local
    field to set a path for saving the XML file downloaded
    from the remote database server.

    In this scenario, set the path to your desktop, for example
    C:/Documents and
  8. In the Files field, click the plus button to
    add a new line in the Filemask area, and fill
    it with a complete file name to retrieve data from a particular file on the
    server, or a filemask to retrieve data from a set of files. In this scenario,
    fill in dictionary_en.xml.
  9. Save your Job and press F6 to execute


    The XML file dictionary_en.xml is retrieved and
    downloaded to the defined local directory.

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