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Informatica8x_Handout From William

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A connection object is a global object that defines a connection in the repository. You can create
and modify connection objects in the Workflow Manager. When you create a connection object,
you define values for the connection properties. The properties vary depending on the type of
connection you create. You can create, assign permissions, edit, and delete for all connection
objects. For relational database connections, you can also copy and replace connection objects.


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To create and edit database, FTP, and external loader connections, you must have one of the
following privileges:

Super User
Manage Connection
You can configure the following connection information in the Workflow Manager:
Relational database connections. Connections for each source, target, Lookup
transformation, and Stored Procedure transformation database. You must create
connections to a database before you can create a session that accesses the database.
FTP connections. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) connections object to read files from a

FTP host.

External loader connections. An external loader connection to load information directly
from a file or pipe rather than running the SQL commands to insert the same data into the
Queue connections. Database connections for message queues.
Source and target application connections. Connections to source and target
applications. When you create or modify a session that reads from or writes to an
application, you can select configured source and target application connections. When
you create a connection, the connection properties you need depends on the application.

To create a relational database connection:

1. In the Workflow Manager, connect to a repository.
2. Click Connections > Relational. The Relational Connection Browser dialog box appears,
listing all the source and target database connections.


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3. Click New. The Select Subtype dialog box appears.

4. In Select Subtype dialog box, select the type of database connection you want to create
and Click OK.

5. Specify Connection Name, Username, password, connection string, code page and other
Database related attributes. Click OK.
The new database connection appears in the Connection Browser list.

To create an external database connection:

1. Click Connections > Loader in the Workflow Manager.
2. The Loader Connection Browser dialog box appears. Click New.
3. Select an external loader type, and then click OK. The Loader
Connection Editor dialog box appears.
4. Enter a name for the external loader connection, database user
name, password, connect string and the loader properties. Click


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