July 30, 2023

tS3BucketExist – Docs for ESB 7.x


Verifies if the specified bucket exists on Amazon S3.

“Bucket” is a term used by AWS for top level folders on S3, which can contain
sub folders and store all your data (objects).

tS3BucketExist Standard properties

These properties are used to configure tS3BucketExist running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard
tS3BucketExist component belongs to the Cloud family.

The component in this framework is available in all Talend

Basic settings

Use existing connection

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

Access Key

The Access Key ID that uniquely identifies an AWS Account. For how to
get your Access Key and Access Secret, visit Getting Your AWS Access Keys.

Secret Key

The Secret Access Key, constituting the security credentials in
combination with the access Key.

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

Inherit credentials from AWS role

Select this check box to obtain AWS security credentials
from Amazon EC2 instance metadata. To use this option, the Amazon EC2 instance must
be started and your Job must be running on Amazon EC2. For more information, see
Using an IAM Role to Grant
Permissions to Applications Running on Amazon EC2 Instances

Assume role

If you temporarily need some access permissions associated
to an AWS IAM role that is not granted to your user account, select this check box to
assume that role. Then specify the values for the following parameters to create a new
assumed role session.


Specify the AWS region by selecting a region name from the
list or entering a region between double quotation marks (e.g. “us-east-1”) in the list. For more information about the AWS
Region, see Regions and Endpoints.


Name of the bucket, namely the top level folder, on the S3

Die on error

This check box is cleared by default, meaning to skip the row on error
and to complete the process for error-free rows.

Advanced settings

Config client

Select this check box to configure client parameters.

Client parameter: select client
parameters from the list.

Value: enter the parameter

Not available when Use existing
is selected.

STS Endpoint

Select this check box and in the field displayed, specify the
AWS Security Token Service endpoint, for example, sts.amazonaws.com, where session credentials are retrieved from.

This check box is available only when the Assume role check box is selected.

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to collect log data at the component

Global Variables


The existence of a specified bucket. This is a Flow variable and it returns a


The name of a specified bucket. This is an After variable and it returns a string.


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
check box is selected.


Usage rule

This component is usually used with other S3 components, e.g.

Dynamic settings

Click the [+] button to add a row in the table
and fill the Code field with a context
variable to choose your database connection dynamically from multiple
connections planned in your Job. This feature is useful when you need to
access database tables having the same data structure but in different
databases, especially when you are working in an environment where you
cannot change your Job settings, for example, when your Job has to be
deployed and executed independent of Talend Studio.

Once a dynamic parameter is defined, the Component List box in the Basic
view becomes unusable.

For examples on using dynamic parameters, see Reading data from databases through context-based dynamic connections and Reading data from different MySQL databases using dynamically loaded connection parameters. For more information on Dynamic
and context variables, see Talend Studio
User Guide.

Verifing the absence of a bucket, creating it and listing all the
S3 buckets

In this scenario, tS3BucketExist is used
to verify the absence of a bucket, tS3BucketCreate to
create that bucket upon confirmation, and tS3BucketList
to list all the buckets on Amazon S3.

Linking the components

  1. Drop tS3Connection, tS3BucketExist, tS3BucketCreate, tS3BucketList, tIterateToFlow and tLogRow
    onto the workspace.
  2. Link tS3Connection to tS3BucketExist using the OnSubjobOk trigger.
  3. Link tS3BucketExist to tS3BucketCreate using the Run if trigger.
  4. Link tS3BucketCreate to tS3BucketList using the OnSubjobOk trigger.
  5. Link tS3BucketList to tIterateToFlow using the Row > Iterate connection.
  6. Link tIterateToFlow to tLogRow using the Row >


Configuring the components

  1. Double-click tS3Connection to open its
    Basic settings view.


  2. In the Access Key and Secret Key fields, enter the authentication
  3. Double-click tS3BucketExist to open its
    Basic settings view.


  4. Select the Use existing connection check
    box to reuse the connection.
  5. In the Bucket field, enter the bucket
    name to check if it exists.
  6. Double-click the If link to define the


  7. In the Condition box, enter the

    This way, the rest of the Job will be executed if the specified bucket
    does not exist.
  8. Double-click tS3BucketCreate to open its
    Basic settings view.


    Select the Use existing connection check
    box to reuse the connection.
    In the Bucket field, enter the bucket
    name to create.
  9. Double-click tS3BucketList to open its
    Basic settings view.


    Select the Use existing connection check
    box to reuse the connection.
  10. Double-click tIterateToFlow to open its
    Basic settings view.


  11. Click Edit schema to open the schema


    Click the [+] button to add one column,
    namely bucket_list of the String
    Click Ok to validate the setup and close
    the schema editor.
  12. In the Mapping area, press Ctrl + Space in the Value field to choose the variable tS3BucketList_1_CURRENT_BUCKET_NAME.
  13. Double-click tLogRow to open its
    Basic settings view.


    Select Table (print values in cells of a
    for a better display of the results.

Executing the Job

  1. Press Ctrl + S to save the Job.
  2. Press F6 to run the Job.


    As shown above, the bucket is created and all the buckets are
  3. Go to the S3 web console:


    As shown above, the bucket has been created on the S3 server.
  4. Refresh the S3 Browser client:


    This shows that the S3 Create action was performed successfully.

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