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order=3&iType=18&iDBLoc=40 How can you recognise whether or not the newly added rows in the source are get s insert in the target? What is the difference between Informatica 7.0 and 8.0 ? Performance tuning in Informatica? How do you handle decimal places while importing a flatfile into informatica? What is the use of incremental aggregation? Explain me in brief with an example . Differences between Normalizer and Normalizer transformation. How can you create or import flat file definition in to the warehouse designer? What is the target load order? What are the out put files that the informatica server creates during the sessi on running? What is the difference between stop and abort What is Datadriven? When do u use a unconnected lookup and connected lookup.... what is the differe nce between dynamic and static lookup...y and when do v use these types of looku ps ( ie...dynamic and static ) How do we do unit testing in informatica? How do we load data in informatica ? Can anyone explain error handling in informatica with examples so that it will be easy to explain the same in the interview. How the informatica server sorts the string values in Ranktransformation? What is power center repository? How can we use pmcmd command in a workflow or to run a session What is update strategy transformation ? Explain about Informatica server Architecture? Define informatica repository? Diff between static and dynamic cache? and please explain with one example? What are the diffrence between joiner transformation and source qualifier trans formation? Difference between Rank and Dense Rank? What is the difference between informatics 7x and 8x and what is latest version ? What is difference between IIF and DECODE function How can you improve session performance in aggregator transformation? Explain use of update strategy transformation what are the difference between view and materialized view? What is difference b/w Informatica 7.1 and Abinitio In Dimensional modeling fact table is normalized or denormalized?in case of sta r schema and incase of snow flake schema? What is the difference between connected and unconnected stored procedures. Is sorter an active or passive transformation?What happens if we uncheck the di stinct option in sorter.Will it be under active or passive transformation? Waht are main advantages and purpose of using Normalizer Transformation in Info rmatica? How can we partition a session in Informatica? In update strategy target table or flat file which gives more performance ? why ? What is the difference between constraind base load ordering and target load pl an What is parameter file? What are variable ports and list two situations when they can be used? This is a scenario in which the source has 2 cols 10 A 10 A 20 C 30 D 40 E 20 C And there should be 2 targets one to show the duplicate values and another targ et for distinct rows. T1 T2 10 A 10 A 20 C 20 C 30 D Which transformation can be

used to load data into target? 40 E Can you start a session inside a batch idividually? What r the types of lookup caches? What are the real time problems generally come up while doing/running mapping/a ny transformation?can any body explain with example. SCD Mappings are mostly used Unconnected Lookup Transformation. What are two types of processes that informatica runs the session? Can you start a batches with in a batch? What are mapping parameters and varibles in which situation we can use it What is the method of loading 5 flat files of having same structure to a single target and which transformations I can use? In which circumstances that informatica server creates Reject files? What is the default join that source qualifier provides? At the max how many tranformations can be us in a mapping? What are various types of Aggregation? What is the diff b/w Stored Proc (DB level) & Stored proc trans (INFORMATICA le vel) ? again why should we use SP trans ? What is polling? What are the types of maping in Getting Started Wizard? What are the types of maping wizards that are to be provided in Informatica? What is source qualifier transformation? To provide support for Mainframes source data.which files are used as a source definitions? What are the scheduling options to run a sesion? Describe two levels in which update strategy transformation sets? What are the tasks that source qualifier performs? How i can do incremental aggregation in real time? What is parameter file? What are the session parameters? In a sequential batch can you run the session if previous session fails? What are the different options used to configure the sequential batches? Can you copy the batches? Can you copy the session to a different folder or repository? How can i transform row to column? What are the new features of the server manager in the informatica 5. Unconnected Loo kup used static Cache only.0? What are the basic needs to join two sources in a source qualifier? What is meant by lookup caches? Can you use the maping parameters or variables created in one maping into any o ther reusable transformation? How many ways you create ports? What r the reusable transforamtions? What r the methods for creating reusable transforamtions? How many ways you can update a relational source defintion and what are they? What is Session and Batches? What is Code Page used for? What r the tasks that source qualifier performs? How can u work with remote database in informatica?did u work directly by using remote connections? What is a view? How it is related to data independence?And what are the differe nt types of views.and what is Materialize view What is lookup transformation and update strategy transformation and explain wi th an example.At this time how can you insert or update date in Tar .Thanks in Advance Can i use a session Bulk loading option that time can i make a recovery to the session? How do you configure mapping in informatica Can we run a group of sessions without using workflow manager How to import oracle sequence into Informatica.

.a and 2. The system hangs when 'Online' server conne .e different source and targets for each session run. col2 and 1.. col3. what is the procedure? Can u tell me how to go for SCD's and its types. In the source.only for duplicate values. T1.Where do we use them mostly How can we join the tables if the tables have no primary and forien key relatio n and no matchig port to join? How to get two targets T1 containing distinct values and T2 containing duplicat e values from one source S1. explane with syntax or example What is update strategy transformation? Difference between summary filter and details filter? What are the joiner caches? What r the mapping paramaters and maping variables? When we create a target as flat file and source as oracle. can u map these three ports directly to target? Can u start a batches with in a batch? Explain about Recovering sessions? How can I get distinct values while mapping in Informatica in insertion? In realtime which one is better star schema or snowflake star schema the surrog ate will be linked to which columns in the dimension table.y.a.x.oracle. what is difference between lookup cashe and unchashed lookup? Can i run the map ping with out starting the informatica server? How to delete duplicate rows in flat files source is any option in informatica Why you use repository connectivity? What is aggregate cache in aggregator transforamtion? How can you improve the performance of Aggregate transformation? What is worklet and what use of worklet and in which situation we can use it Can we use aggregator/active transformation after update strategy transformatio n Can you generate reports in Informatcia? What is rank transformation?where can we use this transformation? Can batches be copied/stopped from server manager? Can any body write a session parameter file which will change the source and ta rgets for every session. How to retrive the records from a rejected file. under that 1. How can you delete duplicate rows with out using Dynamic Lookup? Tell me any ot her ways using lookup delete the duplicate rows? What is exact use of 'Online' and 'Offline' server connect Options while defini ng Work flow in Work flow monitor? . how can i specify f irst rows as column names in flat files.y and 2. After draging the ports of three sources(sql server.x and 1. i.b and I want i n this form col1.get by using static cache? How the informatica server sorts the string values in Ranktransformation? Differences between connected and unconnected lookup? What are the methods for creating reusable transforamtions? What are the designer tools for creating tranformations? What is Router transformation? What is incremantal aggregation? What r the types of metadata that stores in repository? What are the new features in Informatica 5.for unique values and T2.informix) to a singl e source qualifier.b. col2..0? In a scenario I have col1. How do we pass the unique valu es to T1 and duplicate values to T2 from the source to these 2 different targets in a single mapping? What is the logic will you implement to laod the data in to one factv from 'n' number of dimension tables. and 2. if we also have duplicate records and we have 2 targets.

2. application multi group source qual ifier. How do you create a mapping using multiple lookup transformation? What are the enhancements made to Informatica 7.1. The Informatica is installed on a Personal laptop. Specially in Sales Domain. an insurance company. 4) Know the rules associated with transferring and sharing objects between repositories About Informatica Power center 7: 1) I want to Know which mapping properties ca n be overridden on a Session Task level.e. This information is re quired to build data warehouse. What will happen if you are using Update Strategy Transformation and your sessi on is configured for "insert"? What are the types of External Loader available w ith Informatica? If you have rank index for top 10. Bitmap Indexing (when to use).1 version when compared to 6. performance of the mapping. how will the bitmap indexing will effect the performance where do we use MQ series source qualifier. Give at least four reasons for the selecting the organizatio n. Why? What happens if you try to create a shortcut to a non-shared folder? 1)What are the various test procedures used to check whether the data is loaded in the backend. The details about it are as follows: .000 records in to the target. may be the prime can didate for this) 2.ct option.2 version? What is the difference between Power Centre and Power Mart? What is the procedu re for creating Independent Data Marts from Informatica 7. What is the hierarchies in DWH What is the exact meaning of domain? Can any one explain real time complain mappings or complex transformations in I nformatica. how? How a two dimension array is initialize with pointer? If a session fails after loading of 10. 3. you should specify the source with fewer rows as th e master source. Is it po ssible through Informatica? If so. 2)Know what types of permissions are ne eded to run and schedule Work flows. banks. say a telecom company? Can i start and stop single session in concurent bstch? What is Micro Strategy? Why is it used for? Can any one explain in detail about .1. ( For example Telecommunication. just give an example for a better understanding What is meant by Junk Attribute in Informatica? Can anyone explain about incremental aggregation with an example? Somebody ca explain me the 3 points:I want to Know : 1) the differences between using native and ODBC server-side databaseConnections 2)Know the reason why to register a server to the repository is necessary 3)Know the rules associated wit h transferring and sharing objects between folders.1? I want to prepare a questionnaire. and quality of the data loaded in I NFORMATICA. Prepare a questionnaire consisting of at least 15 non-trivial questions to collect requirements/information about the organization.1? What is difference between dimention table and fact table and what are differen t dimention tables and fact tables What is meant by complex mapping I have an requirement where in the columns names in a table (Table A) should ap pear in rows of target table (Table B) i. 2) What are the common problems developers face while ETL developmen t What is Transaction? Informatica Live Interview Questions Partitioning.How can u l oad the records from 10001 th record when u run the session next time in informa tica 6. converting columns to rows. what will be the output of such a Rank Transformation? Where is the cache stored in informatica? If you want to create indexes after the load process which transformation you c hoose? In a joiner transformation. Can you please tell me what should be those 15 q uestions to ask from a company. However if you pass only 5 r ecords. Id entify a large company/organization that is a prime candidate for DWH project.

What are the different threads in DTM process? What is DTM process? How does the server recognise the source and target databases? What are the tasks that Loadmanger process will do? . it should start with the value of 70. Do I need a special plugin What is the procedure or steps implementing versioning if you are already in ve rsion7. for example i ran a se ssion and in the end it stored a value of 50 to the repository. sampling? What is difference between partioning of relatonal target and partitioning of f ile targets? What is IQD file? How can you access the remote source into your session? How do I import VSAM files from source to target. What are the different ways you could han dle this type of situation? what is the best way to show metadata(number of rows at source. how can we implement it What are the transformations that restricts the partitioning of sessions? What is data merging. One as s urrogate and other as primary.next time when i run the session. the variable value will be saved to the repository after the completion of the session and the next time wh en u run the session. target and each transformation level. How can you stop a batch? If you have four lookup tables in the workflow. error related data) in a report format Two relational tables are connected to SQ Trans. the server takes the saved variable value in the repositor y and starts assigning the next value of the saved value.it? What is mystery dimention? What are cost based and rule based approaches and the difference What are partition points? How to append the records in flat file(Informatica) ? Where as in Datastage we have the options i) overwrite the existing file ii) Append existing file What is the difference between filter and lookup transformation? If u had to split the source level key going into two seperate tables. how we can do the update our target table? Could anyone please tell me what are the steps required for type2 dimension/ver sion data mapping. not with the value of 51. Since informatica does not gurantee keys are load ed properly(order!) into those tables. Where do you start trouble shooting and what are the steps you follow? How do you handle decimal places while importing a flatfile into informatica? What is a command that used to run a batch? In a sequential Batch how can we stop single session? When the informatica server marks that a batch is failed? Why dimenstion tables are denormalized in nature ? How many number of sessions that You can create in a batch? can any one comment on significance of oracle 9i in informatica when compared t o oracle 8 or 8i.what are the possible errors it will be thrown? With out using Updatestretagy and sessons options. I mean how is oracle 9i advantageous when compared to oracle 8 or 8i when used in informatica What is batch and describe about types of batches? in the concept of mapping parameters and variables. Any gotcha's or precautions. data cleansing.Give in detail? What are the data movement modes in informatcia? How to lookup the data on multiple tabels.. How do you troubleshoot to impr ove performance? If you are workflow is running slow in informatica.X. How to use mapping parameters and what is their use What is the procedure to load the fact table. how to do this.

1? Differences between Informatica 6. but this is not valid (PMParser: Missing Operator). In a filter expression we want to compare one date field with a db2 system fiel d CURRENT DATE. C an someone help us. Thanks What is the default source option for update stratgey transformation? What does the expression n filter transformations do in Informatica Slowly grow ing target wizard? How to create the staging area in your database Whats the diff between Informatica powercenter server. How to join two tables without using the Joiner Transformation.2 and Informatica 7.2 and 7. Normal Load and Bulk load Compare Data Warehousing Top-Down approach with Bottom-up approach What is the status code? What is the difference between summary filter and detail filter What are the types of data that passes between informatica server and stored pr . What is the need and when do we use a dynamic lookup cache? Identifying bottlenecks in various components of Informatica and resolving them .0 Yours sincerely Discuss which is better among incremental load.000 rows. Assume appropriate value wherever required. its a system field ). Our Syntax: datefield = CURRENT DATE (we didn't define it by por ts. give example of transforma tions that can implement a data cleansing routine.1.. also between Versions 6. repositoryserver and rep ository? What are the Differences between Informatica Power Center versions 6. Identifying bottlenecks in various components of Informatica and resolving them .1. Suppose session is configured with commit interval of 10.2 and 5.How the informatica server increases the session performance through partitioni ng the source? To achieve the session partition what are the necessary tasks you have to do? Which is better among connected lookup and unconnected lookup transformations i n informatica or any other ETL tool? Why we use partitioning the session in informatica? What is the limit to the number of sources and targets you can have in a mappin g Which tool you use to create and manage sessions and batches and to monitor and stop the informatica server? Which objects are required by the debugger to create a valid debug session? Define maping and sessions? What is the procedure to write the query to list the highest salary of three em ployees? What is metadata reporter? We are using Update Strategy Transformation in mapping how can we know whether insert or update or reject or delete option has been selected during running of sessions in Informatica.000 rows and source ha s 50. What are the options in the target session of update strategy transsformatioin? Briefly explian the Versioning Concept in Power Center 7. Explain the commit points for Source based commit and Target base d commit. How do we estimate the number of partitons that a mapping really requires? Is i t dependent on the machine configuration? How do we estimate the depth of the session scheduling queue? Where do we set t he number of maximum concurrent sessions that Informatica can run at a given tim e? How do you decide whether you need ti do aggregations at database level or at I nformatica level? What are the different types of Type2 dimension maping? Can Informatica be used as a Cleansing Tool? If Yes.

? To provide support for Mainframes source data.which files r used as a source de finitions? Where should U place the flat file to import the flat file defintion to the des igner? Can you use the maping parameters or variables created in one maping into anoth er maping? How many ways you can update a relational source defintion and what r they? What are the mapping paramaters and maping variables? Which transformation should u need while using the cobol sources as source defi ntions? What are the unsupported repository objects for a mapplet? What is the maplet? What are the reusable transforamtions? What r the active and passive transforamtions? What are the connected or unconnected transforamations? What are the active and passive transforamtions? What r the unsupported repository objects for a mapplet? The designer includes a "Find" search tool as part of the standard tool bar.ocedure? Why we use stored procedure transformation? What are the types of groups in Router transformation? How to get the first 100 rows from the flat file into the target? What is the Router transformation? Can we lookup a table from a source qualifer transformation-unconnected lookup What is the Rankindex in Ranktransformation? What is a junk dimension What are the rank caches? What is the difference between Narmal load and Bulk load? Which transformation should we use to normalize the COBOL and relational source s? Difference between static cache and dynamic cache? Discuss the advantages & Disadvantages of star & snowflake schema? What is a time dimension? give an example. What r the connected or unconnected transforamations? What is meant by aggregate fact table and where is it used? What are the types of lookup? How can U create or import flat file definition in to the warehouse designer? Why use the lookup transformation? What r the tasks that Loadmanger process will do? What is the look up transformation? How do you transfert the data from data warehouse to flatfile? Diff between informatica repositry server & informatica server What are the join types in joiner transformation? How to read rejected data or bad data from bad file and reload it to target? What are the settiings that you use to cofigure the joiner transformation? Explain the informatica Architecture in detail In which condtions we can not use joiner transformation(Limitaions of joiner tr ansformation)? What is Load Manager? What is Data cleansing. Wh at can it be used to find? Which tasks can be performed on port level(using one specific port)? What is a transforamation? Can U use the maping parameters or variables created in one maping into another maping? What is the maplet? ..

what are the met a data of source you import? Differences between connected and unconnected lookup? Why we use lookup transformations? What is a source qualifier? Difference between static cache and dynamic cache Which transformation should we use to normalize the COBOL and relational source s? What is Data Transformation Manager? What is Load Manager? What is the Rankindex in Ranktransformation? What is the Router transformation? What r the types of groups in Router transformation? There are 1000 source tables containing the same data with different file forma ts.performance issue which one is better? whether connected lookup tranformation or unconnected one? What r the types of maping in Getting Started Wizard? What r the mapings that we use for slowly changing dimension table? What r the different types of Type2 dimension maping? How many types of dimensions are available in Informatica? If i done any modifications for my table in back end does it reflect in informa tca warehouse or maping desginer or source analyzer? How can u recognise whether or not the newly added rows in the source r gets in sert in the target ? What r the circumstances that infromatica server results an unreciverable sessi on? .can u explain one critical mapping? 2..now i want to load into a single target table .how to achieve ? What is Code Page Compatibility? Why we use stored procedure transformation? What are two modes of data movement in Informatica Server? What is source qualifier transformation? What are Dimensions and various types of Dimensions? What is the target load order? What are Aggregate transformation? What is the default join that source qualifier provides? How to load time dimension? How do you identify existing rows of data in the target table using lookup tran sformation? What r the basic needs to join two sources in a source qualifier? What are Target Options on the Servers? How do you create single lookup transformation using multiple tables? What are Target Types on the Server? What is the default source option for update stratgey transformation? why did u use update stategy in your application? What is Datadriven? Why did you use stored procedure in your ETL Application? What r the options in the target session of update strategy transsformatioin? What r the types of maping wizards that r to be provided in Informatica? 1.What r the diffrence between joiner transformation and source qualifier transfo rmation? Which transformation should you need while using the cobol sources as source de fintions? In which condtions we can not use joiner transformation(Limitaions of joiner tr ansformation)? what r the settiings that u use to cofigure the joiner transformation? Where should you place the flat file to import the flat file defintion to the d esigner? What r the joiner caches? what is the look up transformation? While importing the relational source defintion from database.

can u map these three ports directly to target? What are the types of metadata that stores in repository? What is a source qualifier?Define Informatica Repository? What is difference between maplet and reusable transformation? When we create a target as flat file and source as oracle.. Oracle. Can we eliminate duplicate rows by using filter and router transformation ?if s o explain me in detail . how do we solve this problem.. What is pushdown optimizations in pc 8. from where the input has to be taken an d the output is linked? What condition is to be given? How to define Informatica server? How to move the mapping from one database to another? my source is having 1000 rows. when ever i start the work flow again it will load from the begining.e.informix) to a singl e source qualifier.. so next time i want to load the remaining records.000 records in to the target.x with example? How many types of facts and what are they? Why and where we are using factless fact table? What transformation you can use inplace of lookup? What is change data capture? How can we store previous session logs How to use the unconnected lookup i. so i need to load from 301 th record.Can u generate reports in Informatcia? How can u complete unrcoverable sessions? Which tool U use to create and manage sessions and batches and to monitor and s top the informatica server? How to recover sessions in concurrent batches? Why we use partitioning the session in informatica? How can u recover the session in sequential batches? How the informatica server increases the session performance through partitioni ng the source? How to recover the standalone session? Can u copy the session to a different folder or repository? Explain about perform recovery? What is batch and describe about types of batches? If a session fails after loading of 10.. so pls guide me proper ly. I will ask lots of questions. how can i specify f irst rows as column names in flat files. I have lots of (silly) Questions to build my Career. i have brought 300 records into my ODS... How can you say that union Transormation is Active transformation. Is a fact table normalized or de-normalized? How can we join 3 database like Flat File.. What is the process flow of informatica.oracle.How can u l oad the records from 10001 th record when u run the session next time? What is difference between stored procedure transformation and external procedu re transformation? What is difference between partioning of relatonal target and partitioning of f ile targets? What is tracing level and what r the types of tracing level? What is difference between maplet and reusable transformation? How can u work with remote database in informatica?did u work directly by using remote connections? What is power center repository? After draging the ports of three sources(sql server. Db2 in Informatrica. What is the difference between PowerCenter 6 and powercenter 7? I was working in SQL server. now i got an golden opertunity to work in INFORMAT ICA.. Why is meant by direct and indirect loading options in sessions? What is tracing level? In a scenario I want to change the dimensions of a table and normalize the reno rmalized table which transformation can I use? .

There are 3 depts in dept table and one with 100 people and 2nd with 5 and 3rd with some 30 and so. i. so if we create one new table in target it gives error. N-Null.the other 3 tables are in the same way.tg2 has foreign key referencing primary key o f tg4 . H ow can we improve the performance (throughput) in such cases? How do u check the source for the latest records that are to be loaded into the target. How do you do this.Y. Can Informatica load heterogeneous targets from heterogeneous sources? While running multiple session in parallel which loads data in the same table.tg3 and tg4.. i want to diplay those deptno where more than 10 people exi sts How is the union transformation active transformation? On a day.I want to load 501 rec to 1000 rec into m y Target table ? how can u do this ? What is surrogatekey ? In ur project in which situation u has used ? explain wi th example ? What is the diff b/w STOP & ABORT in INFORMATICA sess level ? If the workflow has 5 session and running sequentially and 3rd session hasbeen failed how can we run again from only 3rd to 5th session? What are the measure objects How to load the data from people soft hrm to people soft erm using informatica? What is meant by EDW? I have windows xp. They look like: Table1: (K . How can we obtain this functionality in Informatica.the order in which the informatica will load the target? 2]How can I dete ct aggregate tranformation causing low performance? How to Generate the Metadata Reports in Informatica? How can we eliminate duplicate rows from flat file? What is Partitioning ? where we can use Partition? wht is advantages?Is it ness isary? In my source table 1000 rec's r there.values) K1 X N N N N K2 X N N N N -------------------------. tg1 has a primar y key.This kind of records should be error ed out. and I think he is looking at sites he should not be viewing. I load 10 rows in my target and on next day if I get 10 more rows to be added to my target out of which 5 are updated rows how can I send them to tar get? How can I insert and update the record? Why sorter transformation is an active transformation? How do we analyse the data at database level? How u will create header and footer in target using informatica? How to export mappings to the production environment? Can any one tell me how to run scd1 bec it create two target tables in mapping window and there are only one table in warehouse designer(means target). we can't use aggregator/group by as we are not sure whi ch one should be removed.tg2 foreign key referencing the tg1's primary key. I have a person who uses my computer .tg3 has primary key that tg2 and tg4 refers as foreign key.e i have loaded some records yesterday.. But there can be a situation like any of the table can contain duplicates like: K1 X N N N N K1 Y N N N N -------------------------.Table2: K1 N X N N N K2 N X N N N -------------------------. I was told a person could find out what sites a person is lo oking on your computer. I have 5 temporary tables as sources.Z . throughput of each session becomes very less and almost same for each session. What are the different types of transformation available in informatica.tg2. When do u we use dynamic cache and when do we use static cache in an connected and unconnected lookup transformation I have a situation here to load the Table into informatica. Because of this. What is hash table informatica? What are the properties should be notified when we connect the flat file source definition to relational database target definition? How do you load the time dimension. X.Key. today again the file has been . and wh at are the mostly used ones among them In certain mapping there are four targets tg1.

are there any other testin gs in Informatica. so how do i find the records populated today. What is the mapping for unit testing in Informatica.populated with some more records today. and how we will do them as a etl developer. how do the testin g people will do testing are there any specific tools for testing What are the mapings that we use for slowly changing dimension table? .

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