We present a constantly growing collection of examples here, illustrating how to use FlowHeater with practical tips. These range from the simplest "hello world" to some quite powerful Definitions for importing / exporting CSV text files, the dynamic conversion of data between databases and the generation of test data in a variety of forms.
Note: If you cannot locate a specific example for the actual task you are contemplating, refer to some of the other examples. The general methods applied in FlowHeater are always consistent and so by extension one of these examples will be found to approximate your requirements.
It is a tradition to begin by writing a “hello world” program when first learning a new programming language. Have no fear, we are not expecting you to learn programming; we merely wish to demonstrate to you that FlowHeater is just as flexible and capable as custom programming is.
All the examples are explained step by step, so you can easily repeat them yourself and for your convenience they are all included in the FlowHeater download. You will find the examples in the folder "..\Examples\EN". Click here for the download page.
You are advised to repeat the "hello world" examples to begin with, step by step. All in all this should not take you longer than 30 minutes and it is really worth your while. The fundamental methods of operation are all explained there. It will not matter whether you later want to export data from an SQL Server database into a CSV file or import data from Excel into an Oracle database; the methods used are always the same. Once you have mastered the general techniques you will soon discover new ways of using the software for your own uses.