Remote Training: Advanced ECL (Part 2) – Super files, Working with XML/JSON, Free-form Text Parsing, and Machine Learning, Online, Wednesday, 19. August 2020




NOTE: RELX and LexisNexis employees should register using the approved promo code provided by their manager or contact email


Remote Training: Advanced ECL (Part 2) – Super files, Working with XML, and Free-form Text Parsing


Note: This course is the second in a two-part advanced series. People who attend the Advanced ECL (Part 1) – Working with Relational Data class should continue with this class.


This course explores the concept of Super Files in ECL and the techniques for working with XML and JSON data, getting it into your HPCC Systems platform, and defining it to work with other data elements. This flows naturally into the detailed ECL support of Natural Language Parsing – creating pattern-matching definitions and using the PARSE function to extract data from either XML or free-form text.


Course Length: 2 days Introduction to ECL (Part 1) - Concepts and Queries and Introduction to ECL (Part 2) - the Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) Process training 


Class Prerequisites: Students must have attended the Introduction to ECL and Introduction to Thor Training classes. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops to take away the code and examples from the class.


Topics include:



SuperFiles and SuperKeys


Simple XML Spray and Dataset Definition


Working with XML Data (simple, complex, and nested)


Complex XML Spraying and De-spraying


PARSE with XML Data


Spraying and defining free-form text data


PARSE with free-form text


New! An Introduction to Machine Learning



Class begins at 9am and concludes at 5pm. Breaks will be provided throughout the day for lunch and lab assignments. Your instructor will provide more information before class.

Remote Training: Advanced ECL (Part 2) – Super files, Working with XML/JSON, Free-form Text Parsing, and Machine Learning

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