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Using components: Sample Transformation

Use the Sample component to return a percentage of random records from the input.

Note: In contrast to the Limit component (which selects the first N records that you specify), the Sample component selects a "spread" (beginning, middle, end) of random records from the input.

To sample the number of records:

  1. Add a Sample component where required in your package.
  2. Open the component and name it.
  3. In Output a random sample of data, type the percentage of records you want to be selected. You can use non-integer numbers as a percentage.