- Macros are user-defined sequences of recipe steps that can be referenced independently and parameterized as needed.
- For more information, see Overview of Macros.
Insert in Recipe
- Through Flow View, edit the recipe into which you are inserting the macro.
- In the Recipe panel, click the recipe cursor to the location where you are inserting it.
In the Transformer toolbar, click the Macros icon.
Tip: In the Search panel in the Transform Builder, you can search for
Macroand then select the macro to use.
- Search for and select the macro to insert. The macro is displayed in the Transform Builder.
Specify any macro input values required for the macro.
NOTE: Macro input values must be literal values. Use of flow parameters or metadata references is not supported.
- To add the macro to the recipe, click Add.
- The macro is added as an Apply step.
Modify a Macro Instance
After a macro has been added to your recipe, the following options are available in the Apply step's context menu:
- Inspect macro: Click to see the definition of the macro. Definition is displayed in Wrangle .
Convert macro to steps: Convert the instance of the macro to a set of static steps.
NOTE: This option converts the instance of the macro. The macro still exists.
Replace the macro definition
If you want to modify the steps in your macro, please do the following:
- Convert the macro to steps.
- Perform your modifications to the steps. You can add or remove steps, too.
- Select all of the steps that are to be used in the new version of the macro.
- From the context menu, select Create or replace macro.
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