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Informatica CorporationInformatica
 ® 
PowerCenter 
 ® 
6Informatica
 ® 
PowerMart
 ® 
6Version 6.1Release Notes
December 2002
Copyright 2002 Informatica CorporationPowerCenter and PowerMart are registeredtrademarks of Informatica Corporation. All other trademarks and copyrights acknowledged.
Metadata Exchange for Data Models:
Underlying technology (c) 1997-2002 Yaletown Technology Group Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Contents
CD Contents.....................................................................................................................................................2Informatica Developer Network .......................................................................................................................3Webzine............................................................................................................................................................3Web Support.....................................................................................................................................................36.1 New Features and Enhancements...............................................................................................................3Designer ........................................................................................................................................................3Informatica Server Enhancements................................................................................................................4Metadata Reporter ........................................................................................................................................4 pmrep............................................................................................................................................................4Repository Manager .....................................................................................................................................4Repository Server .........................................................................................................................................4Transformation Language.............................................................................................................................4Workflow Manager .......................................................................................................................................5Workflow Monitor ........................................................................................................................................56.0 New Features and Enhancements...............................................................................................................5Designer ........................................................................................................................................................5Informatica Server ........................................................................................................................................7Metadata Reporter ........................................................................................................................................7Repository Manager .....................................................................................................................................7Repository Server .........................................................................................................................................8Transformation Language.............................................................................................................................8Workflow Manager .......................................................................................................................................8Compilers for External Procedures and Advanced External Procedures.........................................................96.1 Bug Fixes....................................................................................................................................................9Bulk Loading................................................................................................................................................9Client..........................................................................................................................................................10Informatica Server ......................................................................................................................................10Repository Agent and Repository Server ...................................................................................................116.0 Bug Fixes..................................................................................................................................................12Client..........................................................................................................................................................12Database Connectivity................................................................................................................................12Flat Files and COBOL................................................................................................................................12Third Party Limitations..................................................................................................................................13
 
IBM DB2....................................................................................................................................................13HP-UX........................................................................................................................................................14Informix......................................................................................................................................................14Microsoft SQL Server ................................................................................................................................14Oracle.........................................................................................................................................................15Sybase.........................................................................................................................................................17Teradata......................................................................................................................................................18Microsoft Windows....................................................................................................................................19PowerCenter/PowerMart Known Limitations................................................................................................19Bulk Loading..............................................................................................................................................19Client..........................................................................................................................................................20Database and Connectivity.........................................................................................................................21Date Handling.............................................................................................................................................23External Loader ..........................................................................................................................................23External Procedures and Stored Procedures...............................................................................................24Flat Files and COBOL................................................................................................................................24Informatica Server ......................................................................................................................................24Installation..................................................................................................................................................27Metadata Reporter ......................................................................................................................................27Partitioning.................................................................................................................................................29Repository...................................................................................................................................................30Repository Agent and Repository Server ...................................................................................................30XML...........................................................................................................................................................30Installation......................................................................................................................................................31PowerCenter/PowerMart Platform Components........................................................................................31Client..........................................................................................................................................................31Informatica Server ......................................................................................................................................31Repository Server .......................................................................................................................................32Database Connectivity....................................................................................................................................33Upgrading.......................................................................................................................................................336.1 Documentation Addenda..........................................................................................................................34Installation and Configuration Guide.........................................................................................................34Supplemental Guide...................................................................................................................................35Troubleshooting Guide...............................................................................................................................36Transformation Language Reference.........................................................................................................36Workflow Administration Guide................................................................................................................376.0 Documentation Addenda..........................................................................................................................37All Manuals................................................................................................................................................37Installation and Configuration Guide.........................................................................................................37Metadata Reporter Guide...........................................................................................................................38Repository Guide........................................................................................................................................39Workflow Administration Guide................................................................................................................39Contacting Informatica...................................................................................................................................40
Note:
This document summarizes revisions to PowerCenterRT
TM
6.1, PowerCenter 
®
6.1, and PowerMart
®
6.1 that do not appear in the documentation. Do not upgrade to this release from a previous version withoutcarefully reading the relevant sections on upgrading and bug fixes, since bug fixes may change the behavior of existing sessions.
 
For more complete information on the product, consult the manuals and online help.
For the final version of this document, please refer to the printed version of release notes includedwith the product shipment.
You can also download the final version of this document from InformaticaCorporation at <http://my.Informatica.com/>.
CD Contents
The PowerCenterRT 6.1/PowerCenter 6.1/PowerMart 6.1 installation CD includes the following programsand files:
 
PowerCenterRT/PowerCenter/PowerMart installation
Metadata Reporter 
Sample Repository
DataDirect 4.1 closed 32-bit ODBC drivers for Windows
DataDirect 4.1 closed 32-bit ODBC drivers for UNIX
Online versions of the manuals (Use Adobe Acrobat Reader included on the CD to view these files.)
Release notes
Informatica Developer Network
The Informatica Developer Network is a web-based forum for third-party software developers. You canaccess the Informatica Developer Network at http://devnet.informatica.com. The site contains informationon how to create, market, and support customer-oriented add-on solutions based on Informatica'sinteroperability interfaces.
Webzine
The Informatica Documentation Team delivers an online journal, the
 Informatica Webzine
. This journal provides solutions to common tasks, conceptual overviews of industry-standard technology, detaileddescriptions of specific features, and tips and tricks to help you develop data warehouses.The
 Informatica Webzine
is a password-protected site that you can access through the Customer Portal. TheCustomer Portal has an online registration form for login accounts to its webzine and web support. Toregister for an account, go to the following URL:<http://my.Informatica.com>If you have any questions, please email webzine@informatica.com.To better serve your needs, the Informatica Documentation Team welcomes all comments and suggestions.You can send comments and suggestions to:documentation@informatica.com<mailto:documentation@informatica.com>.
Web Support
Informatica now has an online registration form for login accounts to webzine and websupport. To register for a webzine or websupport account, go to the following URL:<http://my.Informatica.com>If you have any questions, please emailweb@informatica.com <mailto:web@informatica.com>.
6.1 New Features and Enhancements
This section describes new features and enhancements to PowerCenter 6.1 and PowerMart 6.1.
Designer 
Advanced External Procedure transformations.
You can create non-reusable instances of reusableAdvanced External Procedure transformations.
Teradata database support.
PowerCenter and PowerMart support Teradata as a database. You can useTeradata as source, target, or repository database. You can also create Lookup and Stored Proceduretransformations for Teradata sources and targets.
Copy objects in the Designer workspace as an image.
In the Designer workspace, you can capture animage of objects such as mappings or source qualifiers.

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