Using Greenplum utilities

You can use the Greenplum client to customize connections in DataFlow.

Follow these steps to install the Greenplum client:

  1. Download the appropriate installer package for your platform from the following site.

    The package name has the following form: pacgreenplum-loaders-<version>-PLATFORM.bin.zip.

    https://network.pivotal.io/products/pivotal-gpdb#/releases/837931/file_groups/3218
  2. Select the Greenplum Client for RHEL 7.

    This downloads the RPM file.

  3. Install the Greenplum client using yum.

    #yum install greenplum-loaders-<version>-PLATFORM.bin.zip

    This installs the utility on the path /usr/local/greenplum-db-clients-<version>.

  4. To access gpfdist and gpload commands from DataFlow, create symlinks in the /usr/bin path.

    #sudo ln -s /usr/local/greenplum-db-clients-<version>/bin/gpload /usr/bin/gpload</version>
    
    #sudo ln -s /usr/local/greenplum-db-clients-<version>/bin/gpfdist /usr/bin/gpfdist</version>
  5. Verify the installation by running the gpfdist command.

    #gpfdist
  6. Restart the DataFlow service.

    #tscli --adv service restart dataflow