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series of Abintio Interview questions, which helps you while preparing your
interviews.
What is Abintio ?
Answer: Ab initio is a Latin term meaning from the beginning and is derived
from the Latin ab (from) + initio, ablative singular of initium (beginning).
Abinitio is a tool used to extract, transform and load data. It is also used for data
analysis, data manipulation, batch processing, and graphical user interface based
parallel processing.
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Q1- What will happen if we pass null key


to join?
A1: If you are passing null key to Join component, you will get Cartesian product
of records of both the input ports. For example suppose there are two input ports
in0 and in1. So if we pass them to join having null key the output would be
Cartesian product of both the input ports (in0 records X in1 records).

Q2. What will happen if we pass null key


to scan?
A2: Scan is an multistage component but when you pass a null key to scan it
will give all the records as the output

Q3. What will happen if we pass null key


to dedup sort?
A3: In case of dedup component if we give keep parameter as first it will give
the first record as the output if we give keep parameter as last it will give the last
record as the output but when we give the keep parameter as unique it will give
no records as the output.

Q4. What will happen if we pass null key


to rollup?
A4: If we give null key to rollup its output will have only one record, it will
consider all the records as one group. It is useful when we need to count the
number of records in the port.

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