July 30, 2023

tEXistList – Docs for ESB 7.x


Lists the resources stored on a remote eXist database.

tEXistList Standard properties

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

The Standard
tEXistList 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

Server 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.


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

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

Target Type

Either Resource, Collection or All

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 iterated upon. This is an
After variable, and it returns an integer.

CURRENT_FILE: the current file name. This is a Flow
variable and it returns a string.

CURRENT_FILEPATH: the current file path. This is a Flow
variable and it returns a string.

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 along with a tEXistGetcomponent to retrieve the files
listed, for example.

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)

Related scenario

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