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1.What is data warehouse and why should we go for and what are advantages anddisadvantages?2.How many numbers of transformations are there in Informatica 7.1 and 6.1 anddifference between 6.1 and 7.1?3.What is metadata?4.Difference between star schema and snowflake schema?5.What is dimensional modeling and why we need to go for it.6.What is normalization and how many types of normal forms are there?7.What is data mining?8.Difference between OLAP and OLTP?9.What is fact less fact table?10.What are casual dimensions and confirmed dimensions?11.How can you import a flat file or relational sources to your work area?12.What is active and passive transformation and how many active and passivetransformations are there?13.What is meant of performance tuning and what are the parameters for increasing performance.14.Why is meant by direct and indirect loading options in sessions?15.What is scheduling and how many types of scheduling options are there?16.What are batches and what are the types of batches?17.What is difference between stored procedure transformation and lookuptransformation and where to use which one?18.What is difference between SQL override and lookup override?19.What is difference between “having” clause and “where” clause in oracle?20.Write a query to display top 3 high pay salaries employees from a emp table?21.Write a query to display average salary of top 4,5 and 6.22.What is staging area in informatica and where it exist and do we need it and howmuch of data can it store?23.What is ODS and how much of information can it store in it and what are datamarts?24.Interviewer may ask draw your architecture of your project and informaticaarchitecture?25.How can you handle errors in informatica and how can you identify them?26.What is auxiliary mapping and where in appears?27.What is difference between Mapplets and reusable transformations?28.In which scenario we can use unconnected and connected lookup transformationand stored procedure?29.In which scenario we can use update strategy transformation and how many waysthat we can use update strategy transformation.30.What is difference between filter transformation and router transformation?31.What is difference between source qualifier transformation and joiner transformation?32.In a scenario I want to change the dimensions of a table and normalize thedenoralized table which transformation can I use?33.Why we use lookup condition in lookup transformation?
 
34.How can you delete duplicate records from a flat file and also from a relationalfile?35.What is the method of loading 5 flat files of having same structure to a singletarget and which transformations I can use?36.If am having n rows in my source and I want n+ 1 row in my target what is thelogic that I can go for.37.On a day, I load 10 rows in my target and on next day if I get 10 more rows to beadded to my target out of which 5 are updated rows how can I send them totarget? How can I insert and update the record?38.What is difference between functions and procedures? And what are cursors,indexes (types of indexes and where we can use), triggers (type of triggers), partitions, clusters, exceptions, packages and sequence in oracle.39.What is the logic will you implement to load data into a fact table from ndimension tables?40.How many types of caches are there in informatica? And what is difference between static and dynamic cache?41.Which caches are used when you use aggregator, filter, rank, join, sequencegenerator transformation?42.How can u increase the cache size and what is the maximum size?43.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?44.What is informatica server background?45.What is pmcmd? Where is works?46.What are worklets?47.When u use an update strategy transformation what are the parameters you had togo for? And what is forward reject rows and what happens if we not enable thisoption and what happens if we place a target next to the update transformationwill they appear?48.What is materialized view and in which scenario it works and have uimplemented any MV?49.If am having n tables how many joiner transformations I require to join them andwhat is the condition that I need to join any two tables?50.How can we call an unconnected lookup and stored procedure in a mapping andfrom which transformation we can call them?51.What is CDC and in which scenario in works?52.How can u import a file which is having a header and footer into source analyzer?53.What is fact constellation and how many facts and dimensions are there in your  project and how many mappings you have done in your project, can u namethem?54.What is a complex mapping had u done any complex mapping in your project?55.Explain what is SCD and types of scd’s and which one works in which scenario?56.How many cursors u can run at a time?57.Can u use a trigger in a trigger?58.What is mapping parameters and mapping variables and where can we use themand can we use them in another mapping also?59.Why we use stored procedures?

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