Informatica interview questions and answers.
Features of Informatica 8 The architecture of Power Center 8 has changed a lot;1. PC8 is service-oriented for modularity, scalability and flexibility.2. The Repository Service and Integration Service (as replacement for Rep Server andInformatica Server) can be run on differentcomputers in a network (so called nodes), even redundantly.3. Management is centralized, that means services can be started and stopped on nodes via acentral web interface.4. Client Tools access the repository via that centralized machine, resources are distributeddynamically.5. Running all services on one machine is still possible, of course.6. It has a support for unstructured data which includes spreadsheets, email, Microsoft Wordfiles, presentations and .PDF documents. It provides high availability, seamless fail over,eliminating single points of failure.7. It has added performance improvements (To bump up systems performance, Informaticahas added "push down optimization" which moves data transformation processing to thenative relational database I/O engine whenever its is most appropriate.)8. Informatica has now added more tightly integrated data profiling, cleansing, and matchingcapabilities.9. Informatica has added a new web based administrative console.10.Ability to write a Custom Transformation in C++ or Java.11.Midstream SQL transformation has been added in 8.1.1, not in 8.1.12.Dynamic configuration of caches and partitioning13.Java transformation is introduced.14.User defined functions15.PowerCenter 8 release has "Append to Target file" feature.
In a scenario I have col1, col2, col3, under that 1,x,y, and 2,a,b and I want in thisform col1, col2 and 1,x and 1,y and 2,a and 2,b, what is the procedure?
Use Normalizer :create two ports -first port occurs = 1second make occurs = 2two output ports are created andconnect to target
We can use do this by identifying the granularity of the target table .We can use CRC external procedure after that to compare newly generated CRC no. with theold one and if they do not match then update the row.
union transformation,otherwise write all file paths of five files in one file and use this file in session properties asindirect
you can use normalizer transformation .It will normalize the records.