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1. While importing the relational source definition from database, what are the metadata of sourceU import?
 Source nameDatabase locationColumn namesData typesKey constraints
2. How many ways U can update a relational source definition and what r they?
Two ways1. Edit the definition2. Re import the definition
3. Where should U place the flat file to import the flat file definition to the designer?
 Place it in local folder 
4. To provide support for Mainframes source data, which files r used as a source definitions?
COBOL files
5. Which transformation should u need while using the COBOL sources as source definitions?
 Normalizer transformation, which is used to normalize the data. Since COBOL sources r often consists of Denormailzed data.
6. How can U create or import flat file definition in to the warehouse designer?
U can not create or import flat file definition in to warehouse designer directly. Instead U must analyzethe file in source analyzer, and then drag it into the warehouse designer. When u drags the flat file sourcedefinition into warehouse designer workspace, the warehouse designer creates a relational targetdefinition not a file definition. If u want to load to a file, configure the session to write to a flat file. Whenthe informatica server runs the session, it creates and loads the flat file.
7. What is the maplet?
Maplet is a set of transformations that you build in the maplet designer and Ucan use in multiple mappings.
8. What is a transformation?
It is a repository object that generates, modifies or passes data.
9. What r the designer tools for creating transformations?
Mapping designer Transformation developer Mapplet designer 
10. What r the active and passive transformations?
An active transformation can change the number of rows that pass through it. A passivetransformation does not change the number of rows that pass through it.
11. What r the connected or unconnected transformations?
An unconnected transformation is not connected to other transformations in the mapping. Connectedtransformation is connected to other transformations in the mapping.
12. How many ways u create ports?
Two ways1.Drag the port from another transformation2.Click the add button on the ports tab.
14. What r the reusable transformations?
Reusable transformations can be used in multiple mappings. When u need to incorporate thistransformation into mapping, you add an instance of it to maping. Later if U change the definition of thetransformation, all instances of it inherit the changes. Since the instance of reusable transformation is a pointer to that transformation, U can change the transformation in the transformation developer, itsinstances automatically reflect these changes. This feature can save U great deal of work.
15. What r the methods for creating reusable transformations?
Two methods1.Design it in the transformation developer.2.Promote a standard transformation from the mapping designer. After U add a transformation to themapping, U can promote it to the status of reusable transformation.Once U promote a standard transformation to reusable status, U can demote it to a standardtransformation at any time.If u change the properties of a reusable transformation in mapping, U can revert it to the originalreusable transformation properties by clicking the revert button.
16.What r the unsupported repository objects for a mapplet?
COBOL source definitionJoiner transformationsNormalizer transformationsNon-reusable sequence generator transformations.Pre or post session stored proceduresTarget definitionsPower mart 3.5 style Look Up functionsXML source definitionsIBM MQ source definitions
17. What r the mapping parameters and mapping variables?
Mapping parameter represents a constant value that U can define before running a session. A mapping parameter retains the same value throughout the entire session.When u use the mapping parameter, U declare and use the parameter in a mapping or maplet. Thendefine the value of parameter in a parameter file for the session.Unlike a mapping parameter, a mapping variable represents a value that can change throughout thesession. The informatica server saves the value of mapping variable to the repository at the end of sessionrun and uses that value next time U run the session.
18. Can U use the maping parameters or variables created in one maping into another maping?
We can use mapping parameters or variables in any transformation of the same maping or mapplet inwhich U have created maping parameters or variables.
Can u use the maping parameters or variables created in one maping into any other reusabletransformation?
Yes.Because reusable tranformation is not contained with any maplet or maping.
20.How can U improve session performance in aggregator transformation?
Use sorted input.
21.What is aggregate cache in aggregator transforamtion?
The aggregator stores data in the aggregate cache until it completes aggregate calculations.When urun a session that uses an aggregator transformation,the informatica server creates index and data cachesin memory to process the transformation.If the informatica server requires more space,it stores overflowvalues in cache files.
22.What r the diffrence between joiner transformation and source qualifier transformation?
U can join hetrogenious data sources in joiner transformation which we can not achieve in sourcequalifier transformation.U need matching keys to join two relational sources in source qualifier transformation.Where as udoesn't need matching keys to join two sources.Two relational sources should come from same datasource in sourcequalifier.U can join relatinalsources which r coming from diffrent sources also.
23.In which condtions we can not use joiner transformation(Limitaions of joiner transformation)?
Both pipelines begin with the same original data source.Both input pipelines originate from the same Source Qualifier transformation.Both input pipelines originate from the same Normalizer transformation.Both input pipelines originate from the same Joiner transformation.Either input pipelines contains an Update Strategy transformation.Either input pipelines contains a connected or unconnected Sequence Generator transformation.
24. What r the settings that u use to configure the joiner transformation?
Master and detail sourceType of joinCondition of the join
25. What r the join types in joiner transformation?
Normal (Default)Master outer Detail outer Full outer 
26.What r the joiner caches?
When a Joiner transformation occurs in a session, the Informatica Server reads all the records from themaster source and builds index and data caches based on the master rows.After building the caches, the Joiner transformations reads records from the detail source and perform joins.
27. What is the look up transformation?
Use lookup transformation in u'r mapping to lookup data in a relational table, view, synonym.

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