Hi all,

Please make the platform/solution repository respect the variables used in kettle. I rely on ${var} type variables to control the flow of jobs, to point to the location of transformations and jobs, to dynamically connect to databases to...

Well, I could go on an on, but the problem is that none of these kettle jobs or transformations can be called or scheduled from within the platform anymore. It is also not really obvious that it does not work, and this leads to a lot of confusion.

People are building stuff in kettle, testing it there and so on. It all works fine until you try to launch it from an xaction.

There are quite a few posts in the kettle forum about this issue and it would really add a lot to the power of the combination of kettle and the pentaho platform.