Enhancements in Powercenter 8.6 to 8.5
Informatica has released its latest version 8.6 covering all the hot fixes it released for the prior version 8.5 and including few new features. Since version 8, a Unified AdminConsole has been designed for managing Integration and Repository services. These werediscussed in earlier Blogs.What does PowerCenter 8.6 bring new for the developers? Let us discuss PowerCenter 8.6 Client enhancements which will be useful to the developers.
1. Creating Targets from Transformations
We can create targets based on transformations in the workspace or navigator.To create a target,1. Right-click the transformation in the workspace and select the Create and AddTarget option.2. Alternatively, we can drag and drop the transformation in the Target Designer.The target that is created has the same port definitions as the transformation from which itwas created. We can edit the target definitions later. In addition, the target type is thesame as that of the repository used.
2. Invalid/Invalidated renamed
In PowerCenter 7, the two states of objects were known as
The exact meaning of these states is as follows:Invalid – an object will not run,Invalidated – an object may be invalid or may not run.The difference between the two terms was not very clear. Therefore, to avoid anyconfusion, in PowerCenter 8.6, the two states have been renamed as
. While the Invalid state still implies that an object will not run, Impactedmeans that an object is affected by a change, and therefore, may not run.Apart from the naming convention the icons are also changed in PowerCenter 8.