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  • Run a basic 'Hello World' program both from the command line and using an editor, such as our ECL IDE.
  • Run a simple anagram query on Thor.
  • Spray a word list file to Thor and run a second anagram query using this file to evaluate which results are actual words. Publishing the query to Roxie allows you to use a web based interface (Ws-ECL) to enter a word from which to make anagrams using this query.

Work through


a tutorial to see HPCC Systems in action:

Tutorial nameTutorial descriptionDowload
Data Handling

Getting your data on and off HPCC Systems. Find out how to spray (import) and despray (export) your data from your landing zone. Learn how to copy data from one cluster to another and also how to replicate data held on a cluster in one HPCC Systems environment on a cluster in a completely different HPCC SysteSixms environment.

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Find how many degrees of separation there are between Kevin Bacon and any actor included in the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), which you must download from the sources available (Germany, Finland or Sweden). As well as demonstrating the processing power of HPCC Systems, this example perfectly illustrates how to extract links and find relationships in large quantities of data. 


Data files

Data TutorialWork through the query development process from beginning to end. Use our Data tutorial to see how ECL is used to process and query some data which includes names and addresses. This tutorial also gives an introduction to our Data Refinery Cluster (Thor) and our Data Delivery Engine (Roxie).


Data file

ECL Programmers GuideTry out some ECL language features. Includes a built in tutorial including example code allowing you to see how a sample of the most commonly used ECL language features work.  Learn about ECL programming concepts, working with super files, using Roxie and embedded languages and datastores.

Tutorial (English)


Code files

ECL Best PracticesTips, tricks and best practices for coding in ECL. Learn about syntax, including naming conventions, indentation and how to avoid syntax errors cause by 'lost parentheses'. Find out why SET definitions are more practical than multiple OR conditions and learn how to translate your ECL idea into ECL code.Tutorial