The AssemblyLine (AL) is the unit of work for TDI. Each AL implements the flow of data from one or more sources to any number of targets.
An AssemblyLine is made up of a sequence of components, like Connectors, Scripts, AttMaps and Functions. Components bring data into the AL via Input Maps that place these attributes in the Work Entry. Components in output mode have Output Maps where you specify what data is to be writting.
A simple AssemblyLine might consist of:
A FileSystem Connector to read data from a CSV file
An AttMap (AttributeMap) component to compute attributes based on this input
An JDBC connector to place the data into a relational database