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Informatica Global Customer Support
Overview
Repository Architecture
Repository Connectivity
Figure 1-1. PowerCenter Repository Connectivity
Understanding Metadata
Objects Created in the Designer
Objects Created in the Workflow Manager
Objects Created in the Repository Manager
Global Objects
Dependent Objects
Modifying Dependent Objects
Table 1-1. Object Validation States
Example
Rules and Guidelines for Object Compatibility
Figure 1-2. Invalid and Impacted Objects
Administering Repositories
Creating the Repository
Creating Folders
Security
PowerCenter Repository Domains
Reusing Metadata
Reusing Data
Version Control
Repository Manager Windows
Repository Manager Tasks
Understanding the Repository Manager Windows
Figure 2-1. Repository Manager Components
Displaying Windows
Navigator Window
Figure 2-2. Repository Manager Navigator
Main Window
Sorting and Organizing
Figure 2-3. Source Definition Object Properties
Table 2-1. Object Details Displayed in Main Window of Repository Manager
Dependency Window
Output Window
Figure 2-5. Output Window
Configuring Repository Manager Options
Figure 2-6. Options Dialog Box of the Repository Manager
Table 2-2. General Options
Connecting to Domains and Repositories
Configuring a Domain Connection
Adding a Repository to the Navigator
Connecting to a Repository
Reconnecting to a Repository and Canceling Auto-Reconnect
Managing Domain and Repository Connections
Editing a Domain Connection
Removing a Domain Connection
Exporting and Importing Repository Connection Information
Removing a Repository from the Navigator
Changing Your Password
Searching for Repository Objects
Performing Keyword Searches
Searching All Repository Objects
Viewing Object Dependencies
Table 2-3. Viewing Object Dependencies
Figure 2-7. Dependencies Dialog Box
Table 2-4. Dependencies Options
Figure 2-8. View Dependencies Window
Table 2-5. Object Properties in View Dependencies Window
Validating Multiple Objects
Figure 2-9. Validate Objects Results
Table 2-6. Validate Objects Properties
Comparing Repository Objects
Truncating Workflow and Session Log Entries
Managing Folder Properties
Table 3-1. Folder Properties
Operating System Profile
Shortcuts and Shared Folders
Steps to Manage Folder Properties
Comparing Folders
Compared Attributes and Object Differentiation
Table 3-2. Compared Object Types and Attributes
Table 3-3. Compared Objects in Compare
One-Way and Two-Way Comparisons
Editing and Saving Results Files
Steps to Compare Folders
Figure 3-1. One-Way and Two-Way Comparisons
Assigned Permissions
Accessing Object Permissions
Figure 4-1. Permissions Tab
Managing Permissions
Maintaining the User List
Adding Users and Groups
Figure 4-2. Add Users or Groups
Removing Users and Groups
Assigning Permissions
Changing the Object Owner
Figure 4-3. Change the Object Owner
Shortcuts Versus Copies
Understanding Shortcut Properties
Default Shortcut Name
Describing the Object and the Shortcut
Locating the Referenced Object
Figure 5-1. Object and Shortcut Description
Figure 5-2. Referenced Shortcut Object
Creating a Local Shortcut
Figure 5-3. Flat File Source Shortcut Icon
Creating a Global Shortcut
Figure 5-4. Create a Global Shortcut
Working with Shortcuts
Refreshing Shortcut Properties
Copying a Shortcut
Table 5-1. Copying Global or Local Shortcuts
Renaming Source Qualifiers to Shortcut Sources
Tips
Troubleshooting
Sample Scenario
Viewing Results View Windows
Customizing Results View Windows
Figure 6-1. List of Results View Windows
Working with Version Properties
Viewing Version Properties
Object Properties
Version Properties
Figure 6-2. Object Properties
Figure 6-3. Version Properties
Labels Properties
Object Status Properties
Figure 6-4. Labels Properties
Changing Object Status
Figure 6-5. Object Status Properties
Changing Folder Status
Tracking Changes to Versioned Objects
Viewing Object History
Figure 6-6. View History Window
Table 6-1. Tasks Available in View History Window
Comparing Versions
Figure 6-8. Label Editor Options
Applying Labels
Figure 6-9. Apply Label Dialog Box
Table 6-3. Label Options and Description
Figure 6-10. Apply Label Wizard
Working with Deployment Groups
Creating a Deployment Group
Create a deployment group
Editing a Deployment Group
Figure 6-11. Deployment Groups Node in the Navigator
Viewing the Objects in a Deployment Group
Adding or Removing Objects in Static Deployment Groups
Using Queries in Dynamic Deployment Groups
Figure 6-12. Dependency for Deployment Group Dialog Box
Viewing Deployment History
Rolling Back a Deployment
Deleting and Recovering Versioned Objects
Deleting a Versioned Object
Recovering a Deleted Object
Purging Versions of Objects
Purging Individual Object Versions
Purging Versions Based on Criteria
Table 6-4. Methods of Purging Object Versions
Figure 6-13. Advanced Purge Window
Table 6-5. Advanced Purge Options
Figure 6-14. Preview Window - Summary
Purging Composite Objects
Figure 6-15. Preview Window - Detail
Figure 6-16. Version History of Mapping m_Payroll
Rules and Guidelines for Purging Versions of Objects
Figure 6-17. Version History of Mapping m_PhoneList
Using the Query Browser
Figure 7-1. Query Browser
Configuring Query Conditions
Query Parameters
Table 7-1. Query Parameters and Values
Validating and Saving a Query
Running a Query
Figure 7-4. Sample Query Results
Table 7-2. Tasks Available in Query Results Window
Viewing Query Results
Sample Queries
Finding Object Dependencies
Finding Impacted Mappings
Finding Invalid Mappings
Finding the Used Status of Objects
Finding Recently Deployed Versioned Objects
Finding Recently Checked-Out Objects
Finding Older Versions of Versioned Objects
Finding Versioned Objects Older than a Specified Date
Copying Folders and Deployment Groups
Copying or Replacing Running Workflows, Sessions, and Tasks
Using the Copy Wizards
Copy Modes
Associated Integration Services
Connections
Copying Plug-in Application Information
Copying or Replacing a Folder
Naming
Locking and Checkouts
Shortcuts
Reestablishing Shortcuts When Copying Multiple Folder Versions
Folder Permissions and Owners
Copying Within a Repository
Copying Folders Between Versioned and Non-Versioned Repositories
Copying from Local Repositories
Steps to Copy or Replace a Folder
Table 8-1. Copy Folder Wizard Prompts (Copying a Folder)
Copying a Deployment Group
Copying Composite Objects
Copying Shortcuts
Object Naming
Object Status
Steps to Copy a Deployment Group
Table 8-2. Change in Object Status After Copying Deployment Group Objects
Table 8-3. Copy Deployment Group Wizard Prompts
Working with Objects and Object Types
Working with Different Repository Versions
Code Pages
The XML and DTD Files
CRCVALUE Codes
Figure 9-1. CRCVALUE Code in an Exported XML File
Exporting and Importing Multiple Objects and Object Types
Table 9-1. Options for Exporting and Importing Multiple Objects
Working with Dependent Objects
Table 9-2. Dependent Objects Exported
Modifiable Objects
Table 9-4. Modifiable Repository Objects
Importing Objects
Validating XML Files Against the DTD
Validating Objects
Resolving Object Conflicts
Figure 9-3. Import Wizard - Resolve General Object Conflicts
Table 9-5. Resolving General Conflicts During Import
Resolving Specific Object Conflicts
Figure 9-5. Conflict Resolution Wizard
Steps to Export Objects
Steps to Import Objects
Working with Column Properties
Rules and Guidelines
Working with Metadata Extensions
Working with Star Schemas
Table 10-1. Dimensional Metadata Extensions
Steps to Export Metadata
Steps to Import Metadata
Table 10-2. Metadata Import Wizard - PowerCenter Options
Exchanging Metadata with Business Objects Designer
Metadata and Datatype Conversion
Exporting Metadata to Business Objects Designer
Table 10-3. PowerCenter to Business Objects Designer Metadata Conversion
Table 10-4. PowerCenter to Business Objects Datatype Conversion
Table 10-5. Business Objects Designer Metadata Export Options
Copy Wizard
Figure 11-1. The Copy Wizard
Table 11-1. Copy Wizard Areas
Resolving Copy Conflicts
Table 11-2. Copy Wizard Resolutions
Figure 11-2. Copy Wizard Resolutions
Steps to Copy Objects
Figure 11-3. Copy Wizard Mapping Conflicts
Copying Dependent Objects
Copying Workflow Manager Objects
Copying Workflows and Worklets
Copying Sessions
Database Connection Conflicts
Mapping Variables
Copying Workflow Segments
Copying Designer Objects
Copying Mapping and Mapplets Segments
Creating Reusable Metadata Extensions
Table 12-1. Options for Creating Reusable Metadata Extensions
Editing Reusable Metadata Extensions
Deleting Reusable Metadata Extensions
Viewing the Repository Metadata
MX View Categories
Table 13-1. MX View Categories
Using PowerCenter Repository Reports
SQL Definition of Views
Integrating MX Views with Third-Party Software
Table 13-2. SQL Script to Create MX Views
Table 13-3. SQL Script to Drop MX Views
Database Definition View
REP_DATABASE_DEFS
Table 13-4. REP_DATABASE_DEFS MX View
Source Views
REP_ALL_SOURCES
Table 13-5. Source Views
Table 13-6. REP_ALL_SOURCES MX View
REP_ALL_SOURCE_FLDS
Table 13-7. REP_ALL_SOURCE_FLDS MX View
REP_SRC_FILES
Table 13-8. REP_SRC_FILES MX View
REP_SRC_TBLS
REP_SRC_FILE_FLDS and REP_SEG_FLDS
Table 13-9. REP_SRC_TBLS MX View
REP_SRC_TBL_FLDS
Table 13-10. REP_SRC_FILE_FLDS and REP_SEG_FLDS MX Views
Table 13-11. REP_SRC_TBL_FLDS MX Views
Target Views
REP_ALL_TARGETS
Table 13-12. Target Views
Table 13-13. REP_ALL_TARGETS MX View
REP_ALL_TARGET_FLDS
Table 13-14. REP_ALL_TARGET_FLDS MX View
REP_TARG_TBLS
Table 13-15. REP_TARG_TBLS MX View
REP_TARG_TBL_COLS
Table 13-16. REP_TARG_TBL_COLS MX View
Mapping and Mapplet Views
Table 13-17. Mapping and Mapplet Views
REP_ALL_MAPPINGS
Table 13-18. REP_ALL_MAPPINGS MX View
REP_ALL_MAPPLETS
Table 13-19. REP_ALL_MAPPLETS MX View
REP_TARG_MAPPING
Table 13-20. REP_TARG_MAPPING MX View
REP_TARG_FLD_MAP
Table 13-21. REP_TARG_FLD_MAP MX View
REP_FLD_MAPPING
Table 13-22. REP_FLD_MAPPING MX View
REP_SRC_MAPPING
Table 13-23. REP_SRC_MAPPING MX View
REP_SRC_FLD_MAP
REP_TBL_MAPPING
Table 13-24. Mapping Source Fields
Table 13-25. REP_TBL_MAPPING MX View
REP_TARG_TBL_JOINS
Table 13-26. REP_TARG_TBL_JOINS MX View
REP_MAPPING_CONN_PORTS
Table 13-27. REP_MAPPING_CONN_PORTS MX View
REP_MAPPING_UNCONN_PORTS
Table 13-28. REP_MAPPING_UNCONN_PORTS MX View
Metadata Extension Views
REP_METADATA_EXTNS
Table 13-29. Metadata Extension Views
Table 13-30. REP_METADATA_EXTNS MX View
REP_METADATA_EXTN_DEFINES
Table 13-31. REP_METADATA_EXTN_DEFINES MX View
Transformation Views
REP_ALL_TRANSFORMS
Table 13-32. Transformation Views
Table 13-33. REP_ALL_TRANSFORMS MX View
REP_WIDGET_INST
REP_WIDGET_DEP
REP_WIDGET_ATTR
Table 13-34. REP_WIDGET_INST MX View
Table 13-35. REP_WIDGET_DEP MX View
REP_WIDGET_FIELD
Table 13-36. REP_WIDGET_ATTR MX View
Table 13-37. REP_WIDGET_FIELD MX View
Workflow, Worklet, and Task Views
REP_WORKFLOWS
Table 13-39. REP_WORKFLOWS MX View
Table 13-47. REP_WFLOW_RUN MX View
REP_LOAD_SESSIONS
Table 13-48. REP_LOAD_SESSIONS MX View
REP_SESSION_CNXS
Table 13-49. REP_SESSION_CNXS MX View
REP_SESSION_INSTANCES
Table 13-50. REP_SESSION_INSTANCES MX View
REP_SESSION_FILES
REP_SESSION_INST_FILES
Table 13-51. REP_SESSION_FILES MX View
Table 13-52. REP_SESSION_INST_FILES MX View
REP_SESS_WIDGET_CNXS
Table 13-53. REP_SESS_WIDGET_CNXS MX View
REP_COMPONENT
REP_SESS_PARTITION_DEF
Table 13-54. REP_COMPONENT MX View
Table 13-55. REP_SESS_PARTITION_DEF MX View
REP_SESS_CONFIG_PARM
REP_TASK_ATTR
Table 13-56. REP_SESS_CONFIG_PARM MX View
REP_SESS_LOG
Table 13-57. REP_TASK_ATTR MX View
Table 13-58. REP_SESS_LOG MX View
REP_SESS_TBL_LOG
Table 13-59. REP_SESS_TBL_LOG MX View
Security Views
Table 13-60. REP_USERS MX View
Deployment Views
REP_DEPLOY_GROUP
Table 13-61. Deployment Views
Table 13-62. REP_DEPLOY_GROUP MX View
REP_DEPLOY_GROUP_DETAIL
Table 13-63. REP_DEPLOY_GROUP_DETAIL MX View
Repository View
REP_REPOSIT_INFO
Table 13-64. REP_REPOSIT_INFO MX View
Integration Service Views
REP_SERVER_INFO
Table 13-65. Integration Service Views
Table 13-66. REP_SERVER_INFO MX View
REP_SERVER_NET
REP_SERVER_NET_REF
Table 13-67. REP_SERVER_NET MX View
Table 13-68. REP_SERVER_NET_REF MX View
Change Management Views
REP_VERSION_PROPS
Table 13-69. Change Management Views
Table 13-70. REP_VERSION_PROPS MX View
REP_LABEL
REP_LABEL_REF
Table 13-71. REP_LABEL MX View
Table 13-72. REP_LABEL_REF MX View
Folder View
REP_SUBJECT
Table 13-73. REP_SUBJECT MX View
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