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Informatica PowerCenter 9.0 Transformation Guide

Informatica PowerCenter 9.0 Transformation Guide

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Use the Java Code tab to define, compile, and fix compilation errors in Java code. Create code snippets in the
code entry tabs.

When you define the java code, you can perform the following task:

¨Define static code or a static block, instance variables, and user-defined methods.

¨Define Java expressions, and define transformation logic.

¨Use Java transformation API methods and standard Java language constructs.

¨Import third-party Java APIs, built-in Java packages, or custom Java packages. You can use Java code
snippets from Java packages.
After you develop code snippets, you can compile the Java code and view the results of the compilation in the
Output window or view the full Java code.

The Java Code tab contains the following components:

¨Navigator. Add input or output ports or APIs to a code snippet. The Navigator lists the input and output ports
for the transformation, the available Java transformation APIs, and a description of the port or API function. For
input and output ports, the description includes the port name, type, datatype, precision, and scale. For API
functions, the description includes the syntax and use of the API function.
The Navigator disables any port or API function that is unavailable for the code entry tab. For example, you
cannot add ports or call API functions from the Import Packages code entry tab.
¨Code window. Develop Java code for the transformation. The code window uses basic Java syntax

highlighting.

¨Code entry tabs. Define transformation behavior. Each code entry tab has an associated Code window. To
enter Java code for a code entry tab, click the tab and write Java code in the Code window.
¨Define Expression link. Opens the Define Expression dialog box that you use to create Java expressions.

¨Settings link. Opens the Settings dialog box. Use the Settings dialog box to set the classpath for third-party
and custom Java packages, to enable high precision for Decimal datatypes, and to process subsecond data.
The PowerCenter Client includes files within the classpath when it compiles the java code.
¨Compile link. Compiles the Java code for the transformation. Output from the Java compiler, including error
and informational messages, appears in the Output window.

Using the Java Code Tab 173

¨Full Code link. Opens the Full Code window to display the complete class code for the Java transformation.
The complete code for the transformation includes the Java code from the code entry tabs added to the Java
transformation class template.
¨Output window. Displays the compilation results for the Java transformation class. You can right-click an error
message in the Output window to locate the error in the snippet code or the full code for the Java
transformation class in the Full Code window. You can also double-click an error in the Output window to locate
the source of the error.

Configuring Ports

A Java transformation can have input ports, output ports, and input/output ports. You create and edit groups and
ports on the Ports tab. You can specify default values for ports. After you add ports to a transformation, use the
port names as variables in Java code snippets.

Creating Groups and Ports

When you create a Java transformation, it includes one input group and one output group. A Java transformation
always has one input group and one output group. The transformation is not valid if it has multiple input or output
groups. You can change the existing group names by typing in the group header. If you delete a group, you can
add a new group by clicking the Create Input Group or Create Output Group icon.

When you create a port, the Designer adds it below the currently selected row or group. An input/output port that
appears below the input group it is also part of the output group. An input/output port that appears below the
output group it is also part of the input group.

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