Talend exercises in Clojure

In the last few weeks I’ve gone through two more exercises from the Talend book, and its still very basic right now. It was slow going at first, since I’ve not used the CSV and XML tools in Clojure before now. But the last exercise went by a whole lot faster now that I know exactly which libraries to use. Progress in small steps.

The code below takes in a CSV file, munges together a few of the fields, and then writes to an XML file. Super-basic data transformations, with no magic in them. In 48 lines of code. So much better than some “wizard” to play with data.

(ns talend-for-data-integration.ch3-maps-and-expressions
  (:require [clojure.java.io :as io]
            [clojure.data.csv :as cd-csv]
            [clojure.data.xml :as cd-xml]
            [semantic-csv.core :as sc]))

(def file

(def f
  (with-open [in-file (io/reader file)]
    (-> in-file
        (cd-csv/read-csv :separator \;)

(defn transform-customer [customer]
  {:id (format "%08d" (Integer/parseInt (:CustomerID customer)))
   :name (clojure.string/join " " [(:FirstName customer)
                                   (:LastName customer)])
   :address_1 (clojure.string/join " " [(:Address1 customer)
                                        (:Address2 customer)])
   :address_2 (clojure.string/join " " [(:TownCity customer)
                                        (:County customer)
                                        (:Postcode customer)])
   :telephone_number (clojure.string/replace (:Telephone customer) #"[^0-9]" "")})

(def a (map transform-customer f))

(defn attr->xml [attr]
  (cd-xml/element (first attr)
                  (second attr)))

(defn customer->xml [customer]
  (cd-xml/element "Customer"
                  (map attr->xml customer)))

(defn customers->xml [customers]
  (cd-xml/element "Customers"
                  (map customer->xml customers)))

(with-open [out-file (io/writer "out.xml")]
  (cd-xml/emit (customers->xml a)

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