INFORMATICA INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ² 1.Informatica - Why we use lookup transformations?

QUESTION #1 Lookup Transformations can access data from relational tables that are not sources in mapping. With Lookup transformation, we can accomplish the following tasks:
Get a related value-Get the Employee Name from Employee table based on the Employee IDPerform Calculation. Update slowly changing dimension tables - We can use unconnected lookup transformation to determine whether the records already exist in the target or not. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. January 19, 2006 01:12:33 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: Why we use lookup transformations? ======================================= Nice Question If we don't have a look our datawarehouse will be have more unwanted duplicates Use a Lookup transformation in your mapping to look up data in a relational table view or synonym. Import a lookup definition from any relational database to which both the Informatica Client and Server can connect. You can use multiple Lookup transformations in a mapping Cheers Sithu
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======================================= Lookup Transformations used to search data from relational tables/FLAT Files that are not used in mapping. Types of Lookup: 1. Connected Lookup

2. UnConnected Lookup ======================================= The main use of lookup is to get a related value either from a relational sources or flat files ======================================= The following reasons for using lookups..... 1)We use Lookup transformations that query the largest amounts of data to improve overall performance. By doing that we can reduce the number of lookups on the same table. 2)If a mapping contains Lookup transformations we will enable lookup caching if this option is not enabled . We will use a persistent cache to improve performance of the lookup whenever possible. We will explore the possibility of using concurrent caches to improve session performance. We will use the Lookup SQL Override option to add a WHERE clause to the default SQL statement if it is not defined We will add ORDER BY clause in lookup SQL statement if there is no order by defined. We will use SQL override to suppress the default ORDER BY statement and enter an override ORDER BY with fewer columns. Indexing the Lookup Table We can improve performance for the following types of lookups: For cached lookups we will index the lookup table using the columns in the lookup ORDER BY statement. For Un-cached lookups we will Index the lookup table using the columns in the lookup where condition.
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3)In some cases we use lookup instead of Joiner as lookup is faster than joiner in some cases when lookup contains the master data only. 4)This lookup helps in terms of performance tuning of the mappings also. ======================================= Look up Transformation is like a set of Reference for the traget table.For example suppose you are travelling by an auto ricksha..In the morning you notice that the auto driver showing you some card and saying that today onwards there is a hike in petrol.so you have to pay more. So the card which he is

showing is a set of reference for there costumer..In the same way the lookup transformation works. These are of 2 types : a) Connected Lookup b) Un-connected lookup Connected lookup is connected in a single pipeline from a source to a target where as Un Connected Lookup is isolated with in the mapping and is called with the help of a Expression Transformation. ======================================= Look up tranformations are used to Get a related value Updating slowly changing dimension Caluculating expressions =======================================

2.Informatica - While importing the relational source definition from database, what are the meta data of source U i
QUESTION #2 Source name Database location Column names Datatypes Key constraints
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September 28, 2006 06:30:08 #1 srinvas vadlakonda RE: While importing the relational source defintion fr... ======================================= source name data types key constraints database location ======================================= Relational sources are tables views synonyms. Source name Database location Column name Datatype Key Constraints. For synonyms you will have to manually create the constraints. =======================================

3.Informatica - How many ways you can update a relational source defintion and what r they?
QUESTION #3 Two ways 1. Edit the definition 2. Reimport the defintion
Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. January 30, 2006 04:59:06 #1 gazulas Member Since: January 2006 Contribution: 17 RE: How many ways you can update a relational source d... ======================================= in 2 ways we can do it 1) by reimport the source definition 2) by edit the source definition =======================================

4.Informatica - Where should U place the flat file to import the
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flat file defintion to the designer?
QUESTION #4 Place it in local folder
Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. December 13, 2005 08:42:59 #1 rishi RE: Where should U place the flat file to import the f... ======================================= There is no such restrication to place the source file. In performance point of view its better to place the file in server local src folder. if you need path please check the server properties availble at workflow manager. It doesn't mean we should not place in any other folder if we place in server src folder by default src

will be selected at time session creation. ======================================= file must be in a directory local to the client machine. ======================================= Basically the flat file should be stored in the src folder in the informatica server folder. Now logically it should pick up the file from any location but it gives an error of invalid identifier or not able to read the first row. So its better to keep the file in the src folder.which is already created when the informatica is installed ======================================= We can place source file any where in network but it will consume more time to fetch data from source file but if the source file is present on server srcfile then it will fetch data from source upto 25 times faster than previous. =======================================

5.Informatica - To provide support for Mainframes source data, which files r used as a source definitions?
QUESTION #5 COBOL files
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No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. October 07, 2005 11:49:42 #1 Shaks Krishnamurthy RE: To provide support for Mainframes source data,whic... ======================================= COBOL Copy-book files ======================================= The mainframe files are Used as VSAM files in Informatica by using the Normaliser transformation =======================================

6.Informatica - Which transformation should u need while using

the cobol sources as source defintions?
QUESTION #6 Normalizer transformaiton which is used to normalize the data. Since cobol sources r oftenly consists of Denormailzed data.
Click Here to view complete document Submitted by: sithusithu Normalizer transformaiton Cheers, Sithu Above answer was rated as good by the following members: ramonasiraj ======================================= Normalizer transformaiton Cheers Sithu
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======================================= Normalizer transformaiton which is used to normalize the data =======================================

7.Informatica - How can U create or import flat file definition in to the warehouse designer?
QUESTION #7 U can not create or import flat file defintion in to warehouse designer directly.Instead U must analyze the file in source analyzer,then drag it into the warehouse designer.When U drag the flat file source defintion into warehouse desginer workspace,the warehouse designer creates a relational target defintion not a file defintion.If u want to load to a file,configure the session to write to a flat file.When the informatica server runs the session,it creates and

This is done my dropping a source definition in warehouse designer. ======================================= 8.html not all the columns in the source will be changed as primary keys.html (7 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . 3)Import flat file definitionusing a flat file wizard.What is the maplet? QUESTION #8 Maplet is a set of transformations that you build in the maplet designer and U can use in multiple mapings. u can import it from the mapping designer. save it and u can enter various columns for that created target by editing its properties. August 22. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2005 03:23:12 #1 Praveen RE: How can U create or import flat file definition in to the warehouse designer? ======================================= U can create flat file definition in warehouse designer. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. ======================================= Yes you can import flat file directly into Warehouse designer. This way it will import the field definitions directly. .in the warehouse designer u can create new target: select the type as flat file. ( file must be local to the client machine) ======================================= While creating flatfiles manually we drag and drop the structure from SQ if the structure we need is the same as of source for this we need to check-in the source and then drag and drop it into the Flatfile if file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.loads the flatfile. ======================================= 1) Manually create the flat file target definition in warehouse designer 2)create target definition from a source definition.Once the target is created save it.

html (8 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= Part(sub set) of the Mapping is known as Mapplet Cheers Sithu ======================================= Set of transforamations where the logic can be reusble ======================================= A mapplet should have a mapplet input transformation which recives input values and a output transformation which passes the final modified data to back to the mapping.Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.html Reusable mapping is known as mapplet & reusable transformation with mapplet ======================================= Maplet is a reusable business logic which can be used in mappings ======================================= A maplet is a reusable object which contains one or more than one transformation which is used to populate the data from source to target based on the business logic and we can use the same logic in different mappings without creating the mapping again. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. when the mapplet is displayed with in the mapping only input & output ports are displayed so that the internal logic is hidden from end-user point of view. ======================================= Mapplet Is In Mapplet Designer It is used to create Mapplets. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. December 08.Then we can create a mapplet which contains a series of Lkp transformations to find each dimension key and use it in each fact table mapping instead of creating the same Lkp logic in each mapping. 2005 23:38:47 #1 phani RE: What is the maplet? ======================================= For Ex:Suppose we have several fact tables that require a series of dimension keys. ======================================= .

2005 16:06:23 #1 sir RE: what is a transforamation? ======================================= a transformation is repository object that pass data to the next stage(i. If we want a series of dimension keys in the final fact table we will use mapping designer. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. That Generates Modifies or Passes Data.A mapplet is a reusable object that represents a set of transformations. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.what is a transforamation? QUESTION #9 It is a repostitory object that generates. ======================================= 9. .html (9 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.e to the next transformation or target) with/with out modifying the data ======================================= It is a process of converting given input to desired output.modifies or passes data. The Designer Provides a Set of Transformations That perform Specific Functions. ======================================= set of operation Cheers Sithu file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Mapplet can be designed using mapping designer in informatica power center ======================================= Basically mapplet is a subset of the mapping in which we can have the information of the each dimension keys by keeping the different mappings created individually. ======================================= A TransFormation Is a Repository Object.Informatica . November 23.It can generates modifies and passes the data.html ======================================= Transformation is a repository object of converting a given input to desired output.

What r the active and passive transforamtions? QUESTION #11 An active transforamtion can change the number of rows that file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..Informatica .What r the designer tools for creating tranformations? QUESTION #10 Mapping designer Tansformation developer Mapplet designer Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.. 2006 03:32:14 #1 .. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.Informatica .. 2007 05:29:40 #1 MANOJ KUMAR PANIGRAHI RE: What r the designer tools for creating tranformati. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..html pass through it. ======================================= 10.html (10 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= There r 2 type of tool r used 4 creating transformation.For Example An AGGREGATOR Transformation Performs Calculations On Groups Of Data. February 21.just like Mapping designer Mapplet designer ======================================= Mapping Designer Maplet Designer Transformation Deveoper ..for reusable transformation ======================================= 11. January 24..A passive transformation does not change the number of rows that pass through it. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What r the active and passive transforamtions? ======================================= Transformations can be active or passive.html No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (11 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .Connected transforamation is connected to other transforamtions in the mapping. Click Here to view complete document file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. An active transformation can change the number of rows that pass through it such as a Filter transformation that removes rows that do not meet the filter condition.What r the connected or unconnected transforamations? QUESTION #12 An unconnected transforamtion is not connected to other transformations in the mapping. 2005 03:26:32 #1 Praveen RE: What r the connected or unconnected transforamations? . A passive transformation does not change the number of rows that pass through it such as an Expression transformation that performs a calculation on data and passes all rows through the transformation. Cheers Sithu ======================================= Active Transformation : A Transformation which change the number of rows when data is flowing from source to target Passive Transformation : A transformation which does not change the number of rows when the data is flowing from source to target ======================================= 12. August 22.

======================================= Here is the deal Connected transformation is a part of your data flow in the pipeline while unconnected Transformation is not. much like calling a program by name and by reference. ======================================= Connect Transformation : A transformation which participates in the mapping data flow Connected transformation can receive multiple inputs and provides multiple outputs Unconnected : A unconnected transformation does not participate in the mapping data flow It can receive multiple inputs and provides single output file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Thanks Rekha ======================================= 13. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. You get better performance. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. but it can be called inside another transformation. September 28.How many ways u create ports? QUESTION #13 Two ways 1.html (12 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Click the add buttion on the ports tab.Informatica . If you are using a transformation several times use unconditional. 2006 06:31:21 #1 .Drag the port from another transforamtion 2. ======================================= In addition to first answer uncondition transformation are directly connected and can/used in as many as other transformations. use unconnected transforms when you wanna call the same transform many times in a single mapping.======================================= An unconnected transformation cant be connected to another transformation.

html (13 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.U add an instance of it to maping.srinivas.Drag the port from another transforamtion 2.Informatica .Later if U change the definition of the transformation .What r the reusable transforamtions? QUESTION #14 Reusable transformations can be used in multiple mappings. Click Here to view complete document Submitted by: sithusithu file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. create normal one and promote it to reusable Cheers Sithu Above answer was rated as good by the following members: ramonasiraj ======================================= .vadlakonda RE: How many ways u create ports? ======================================= Two ways 1.Click the add buttion on the ports tab. ======================================= we can copy and paste the ports in the ports tab ======================================= 14.all instances of it inherit the changes. using transformation developer 2.its instances automatically reflect these changes. that is know as reusable transformation You can design using 2 methods 1.Since the instance of reusable transforamation is a pointer to that transforamtion. When u need to incorporate this transformation into maping.This feature can save U great deal of work.html A transformation can reused.U can change the transforamation in the transformation developer.

Promote a standard transformation from the mapping designer.one can only create an External Procedure transformation as a reusable transformation. 2.After U add a transformation to the mapping .The designer stores each reusable transformation as metada separate from any mappings that use the transformation. using transformation developer 2. create normal one and promote it to reusable Cheers Sithu ======================================= Hai to all friends out there the transformation that can be reused is called a reusable transformation.Design it in the transformation developer. as the property suggests it has to be reused: so for reusing we can do it in two different ways 1) by creating normal transformation and making it reusable by checking it in the check box of the properties of the edit transformation. 2) by using transformation developer here what ever transformation is developed it is reusable and it can be used in mapping designer where we can further change its properties as per our requirement. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html ======================================= 1. Every reusable transformation falls within a category of transformations available in the Designer 4. 3.What r the methods for creating reusable transforamtions? QUESTION #15 Two methods 1. U can promote it to the status of reusable .A transformation can reused that is know as reusable transformation You can design using 2 methods 1.Informatica .html (14 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 15. A reusable transformation can be used in multiple transformations 2.

Once U promote a standard transformation to reusable status. 2. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (15 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.U can revert it to the original reusable transformation properties by clicking the revert button. Answer: Two methods 1.After U add a transformation to the mapping U can promote it to the status of reusable transformation. ======================================= You can design using 2 methods 1.Design it in the transformation developer. using transformation developer 2. September 12.Promote a standard transformation from the mapping designer.html ======================================= PLEASE THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU POST AN ANSWER. Once U promote a standard transformation to reusable status U CANNOT demote it to a standard transformation at any time.transformation. by default its a reusable transform. 2005 12:22:21 #1 Praveen Vasudev RE: methods for creating reusable transforamtions? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.U can demote it to a standard transformation at any time. If u change the properties of a reusable transformation in mapping. create normal one and promote it to reusable Cheers Sithu ======================================= . If u change the properties of a reusable transformation in mapping U can revert it to the original reusable transformation properties by clicking the revert button.

What r the unsupported repository objects for a mapplet? QUESTION #16 COBOL source definition Joiner transformations Normalizer transformations Non reusable sequence generator transformations. Target definitions that are configured as cubes and dimensions. ======================================= l Source definitions. Transformations that you can use in multiple mappings.5 style Look Up functions XML source definitions IBM MQ source defintions file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Definitions of database objects (tables views synonyms) or files that provide source data. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. l Multi-dimensional metadata. l Mapplets.Informatica . 2006 04:23:12 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What r the unsupported repository objects for a ma. l Reusable transformations. l Mappings. These are the instructions that the Informatica Server uses to transform and move data. January 19. A set of source and target definitions along with transformations containing business logic that you build into the transformation. l Target definitions. .html (16 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. Definitions of database objects or files that contain the target data. Pre or post session stored procedures Target defintions Power mart 3..16. A set of transformations that you can use in multiple mappings.

Cheers Sithu ======================================= Hi The following answer is from Informatica Help Documnetation l You cannot include the following objects in a mapplet: l Normalizer transformations l Cobol sources l XML Source Qualifier transformations l XML sources l file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (17 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. A workflow is a set of instructions that describes how and when to run tasks related to extracting transforming and loading data.What r the mapping paramaters and maping variables? .5-style LOOKUP functions -non reusable sequence generator ======================================= l 17. Sessions and workflows store information about how and when the Informatica Server moves data.and post.html Target definitions l Pre.session stored procedures l Other mapplets Shivaji Thaneru ======================================= normaliser xml source qualifier and cobol sources cannot be used ======================================= Normalizer transformations Cobol sources XML Source Qualifier transformations XML sources Target definitions Pre.and post. Each session corresponds to a single mapping.session stored procedures Other mapplets -PowerMart 3.Sessions and workflows.Informatica . A session is a type of task that you can put in a workflow.

Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.QUESTION #17 Maping parameter represents a constant value that U can define before running a session.Then define the value of parameter in a parameter file for the session. ======================================= .a maping variable represents a value that can change throughout the session.html (18 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html RE: mapping varibles ======================================= Please refer to the documentation for more understanding.U declare and use the parameter in a maping or maplet.The informatica server saves the value of maping variable to the repository at the end of session run and uses that value next time U run the session. Mapping variables have two identities: Start value and Current value Start value Current value ( when the session starts the execution of the undelying mapping) Start value <> Current value ( while the session is in progress and the variable value changes in one ore more occasions) Current value at the end of the session is nothing but the start value for the subsequent run of the same session. Unlike a mapping parameter. When u use the maping parameter . 2005 12:30:13 #1 Praveen Vasudev file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. September 12.A mapping parameter retains the same value throughout the entire session.

html Mapping variable represents a value that can be changed during the mapping run. You might want to use a workflow parameter/variable if you want it to be visible with other mappings/sessions ======================================= . Mapping reusability can be achieved by using mapping parameters. We can use mapping parameters or variables in any transformation of the same maping or mapplet in which U have created maping parameters or variables.html (19 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document Submitted by: Ray NO.Informatica . ======================================= 18. Cheers Sithu ======================================= Mapping parameter represents a constant value defined before mapping run. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. You can also use the system variable $$$SessStartTime. Then it executes the query on the source database.You can use mapping parameters and variables in the SQL query user-defined join and source filter of a Source Qualifier transformation. You might want to use a workflow parameter/variable if you want it to be visible with other mappings/sessions Above answer was rated as good by the following members: ramonasiraj ======================================= NO. The Informatica Server first generates an SQL query and scans the query to replace each mapping parameter or variable with its start value. Mapping variable can be used in incremental loading process.Can U use the maping parameters or variables created in one maping into another maping? QUESTION #18 NO.

Shivaji Thaneru ======================================= I differ on this. I have used it. Please check this in properties.Because reusable tranformation is not contained with any maplet or maping. This provision is provided in Informatica 7.1.Hi The following sentences extracted from Informatica help as it is.Can u use the maping parameters or variables created in one maping into any other reusable transform QUESTION #19 Yes. You cannot use it in another mapping say Map2. Regards -Vaibhav ======================================= hi file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Did it support the above to answers.Informatica .x versions. A variable Var1 defined in mapping Map1 can only be used in Map1. a mapping parameter can be used in reusable transformation but does it mean u can use the mapping parameter whereever the instances of the reusable transformation are used? ======================================= The scope of a mapping variable is the mapping in which it is defined. After you create a parameter you can use it in the Expression Editor of any transformation in a mapping or mapplet. ======================================= 19. Click Here to view complete document . You can also use it in Source Qualifier transformations and reusable transformations.html (20 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. we can use global variable in sessions as well as in mappings.html Thanx Shivaji but the statement does not completely answer the question.

If not the session fails. donot forget to check the option on the aggregator that tell the aggregator that the input is sorted on the same keys as group by. ======================================= But when one cant use Mapping parameters and variables of one mapping in another Mapping then how can that be used in reusable transformation when Reusable transformations themselves can be used among multiple mappings?So I think one cant use Mapping parameters and variables in reusable transformationsPlease correct me if i am wrong ======================================= Hi you can use the mapping parameters or variables in a reusable transformation.No best answer available..html (21 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. 2005 12:34:09 #1 Praveen Vasudev RE: ======================================= use sorted input: 1. 2007 17:06:04 #1 mahesh4346 Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 6 RE: Can u use the maping parameters or variables creat.How can U improve session performance in aggregator transformation? QUESTION #20 Use sorted input. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. the key order is also very important.Informatica . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. use a sorter before the aggregator 2. . September 12.html Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. And when you use the xformation in a mapping during execution of the session it validates if the mapping parameter that is used in the xformation is defined with this mapping or not. February 02. ======================================= 20.

file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Shivaji T ======================================= Following are the 3 ways with which we can improve the session performance:a) Use sorted input to decrease the use of aggregate caches.html (22 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Limit connected input/output or output ports. . b) Limit connected input/output or output ports c) Filter before aggregating (if you are using any filter condition) ======================================= By using Incrimental aggrigation also we can improve performence. Use this option with the Sorter transformation to pass sorted data to the Aggregator transformation. -Limit connected input/output or output ports. Filter before aggregating.Becaue it passes the new data to the mapping and uses historical data to perform aggrigation ======================================= to improve session performance in aggregator transformation enable the session option Incremental Aggregation ======================================= -Use sorted input to decrease the use of aggregate caches. Use sorted input to decrease the use of aggregate caches.html If you use a Filter transformation in the mapping place the transformation before the Aggregator transformation to reduce unnecessary aggregation. Sorted input reduces the amount of data cached during the session and improves session performance. -Filter the data before aggregating it. Limit the number of connected input/output or output ports to reduce the amount of data the Aggregator transformation stores in the data cache. Limit the number of connected input/output or output ports to reduce the amount of data the Aggregator transformation stores in the data cache.======================================= hi You can use the following guidelines to optimize the performance of an Aggregator transformation.

. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Cheers Sithu ======================================= Aggregate cache contains data values while aggregate calculations are being performed. Index cache contains group values and data cache consists of row values. If the Informatica Server requires more space it stores overflow values in cache files. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.What is aggregate cache in aggregator transforamtion? QUESTION #21 The aggregator stores data in the aggregate cache until it completes aggregate calculations.If the informatica server requires more space.======================================= 21. ======================================= When you run a workflow that uses an Aggregator transformation the Informatica Server creates index and data caches in memory to process the transformation. Aggregate cache is made up of index cache and data cache. ======================================= .html January 19. 2006 05:00:00 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What is aggregate cache in aggregator transforamti.html (23 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.When u run a session that uses an aggregator transformation.Informatica . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..the informatica server creates index and data caches in memory to process the transformation.it stores overflow values in cache files.

Two relational sources should come from same datasource in sourcequalifier. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.html January 27. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.U can join relatinal sources which r coming from diffrent sources also...What r the diffrence between joiner transformation and source qualifier transformation? QUESTION #22 U can join hetrogenious data sources in joiner transformation which we can not achieve in source qualifier transformation.Informatica . 2006 01:45:56 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What r the diffrence between joiner transformation.when server runs the session with aggregate transformation it stores data in memory until it completes the aggregation when u partition a source the server creates one memory cache and one disk cache for each partition .it routes the data from one partition to another based on group key values of the transformation ======================================= 22.Where as u doesn·t need matching keys to join two sources.html (24 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= Source qualifier Homogeneous source Joiner Heterogeneous source Cheers Sithu ======================================= Hi . U need matching keys to join two relational sources in source qualifier transformation.

Shivaji Thaneru ======================================= hi as per my knowledge you need matching keys to join two relational sources both in Source qualifier as well as in Joiner transformation. Since a source qualifier reduces the number of rows used throughout the mapping it provides better performance.html ======================================= source qualifier is used for reading the data from the database where as joiner transformation is used for joining two data tables.Informatica . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. The main difference is that the source qualifier limits the row set extracted from a source while the Filter transformation limits the row set sent to a target. source qualifier can also be used to join two tables but the condition is that both the table should be from relational database and it should have the primary key with the same data structure.The Source Qualifier transformation provides an alternate way to filter rows.foreign key relation Whereas in Joiner transformation its not needed. But the difference is that in Source qualifier both the keys must have primary key . Rather than filtering rows from within a mapping the Source Qualifier transformation filters rows when read from a source.html (25 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. However the Source Qualifier transformation only lets you filter rows from relational sources while the Filter transformation filters rows from any type of source. Also note that since it runs in the database you must make sure that the filter condition in the Source Qualifier transformation only uses standard SQL.In which condtions we can not use joiner . using joiner we can join data from two heterogeneous sources like two flat files or one file from relational and one file from flat. ======================================= 23.

html ©Either input pipeline contains an Update Strategy transformation.1): file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. SK ======================================= You cannot use a Joiner transformation in the following situations(according to infa 7. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.2 Now we can use a joiner even if the data is coming from the same source.. Both input pipelines originate from the same Joiner transformation. Either input pipelines contains a connected or unconnected Sequence Generator transformation. ======================================= This is no longer valid in version 7.html (26 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Either input pipelines contains an Update Strategy transformation. ======================================= I don't understand the second one which says we have a sequence generator? Please can you explain on that one? . 2006 12:18:35 #1 Surendra RE: In which condtions we can not use joiner transform. ©You connect a Sequence Generator transformation directly before the Joiner transformation. January 25. Both input pipelines originate from the same Source Qualifier transformation..transformation(Limitaions of joiner transformation)? QUESTION #23 Both pipelines begin with the same original data source. Both input pipelines originate from the same Normalizer transformation.

To join rows with null values you can replace null input with default values and then join on the default values. For example if both EMP_ID1 and EMP_ID2 from the example above contain a row with a null value the PowerCenter Server does not consider them a match and does not join the two rows.html . When our data comes through Update Strategy transformation or in other words after Update strategy we cannot add joiner transformation 2. We cannot connect a Sequence Generator transformation directly before the Joiner transformation. Can we have a ! condition in joiner.1 ======================================= What about join conditions.Informatica . ======================================= 24.1): When You connect a Sequence Generator transformation directly before the Joiner transformation.======================================= Can you please let me know the correct and clear answer for Limitations of joiner transformation? swapna ======================================= You cannot use a Joiner transformation in the following situations(according to infa 7.what r the settiings that u use to cofigure the joiner transformation? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= No in a joiner transformation you can only use an equal to ( ) as a join condition Any other sort of comparison operators is not allowed > < ! <> etc are not allowed as a join condition Utsav ======================================= Yes joiner only supports equality condition The Joiner transformation does not match null values. for more information check out the informatica manual7.html (27 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= We cannot use joiner transformation in the following two conditions:1.

Sithu Above answer was rated as good by the following members: vivek1708 ======================================= l Master and detail source l Type of join l Condition of the join the Joiner transformation supports the following join types which you set in the Properties tab: l Normal (Default) l Master Outer l Detail Outer l Full Outer file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.QUESTION #24 Master and detail source Type of join Condition of the join Click Here to view complete document Submitted by: sithusithu l Master and detail source l Type of join l Condition of the join the Joiner transformation supports the following join types. which you set in the Properties tab: l Normal (Default) l Master Outer l Detail Outer l Full Outer Cheers.s v.n . 3) JOIN CONDITION : Like join on a.html Cheers Sithu ======================================= There are number of properties that you use to configure a joiner transformation are: 1) CASE SENSITIVE STRING COMPARISON: To join the string based on the case sensitive basis. 2) WORKING DIRECTORY: Where to create the caches.html (28 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

======================================= 25.all rows from both master and detail ( matching or non matching) ======================================= follw this 1. Enter . 8) INDEX CACHE: Store group value of the input if any.4) JOIN TYPE: (Normal or master or detail or full) 5) NULL ORDERING IN MASTER 6) NULL ORDERING IN DETAIL 7) TRACING LEVEL: Level of detail about the operations. September 12.What r the join types in joiner transformation? QUESTION #25 Normal (Default) Master outer Detail outer Full outer Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.all master rows and only matching rows from detail Full outer -. Ex-joiner using the same source in the pipeline so data is within the scope so transaction. (transcation or all input) transaction if it depends only on the processed rows while look up if it depends on other data when it processes a row. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. using a lookup so it depends on other data or if dynamic cache is enabled it has to process on the other incoming data so will have to go for all input.html (29 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.only matching rows from both master and detail Master outer -. 2005 12:38:39 #1 Praveen Vasudev RE: ======================================= Normal (Default) -.Informatica . Select the Joiner transformation. In the Mapping Designer choose Transformation-Create. 10) SORTED INPUT: Check box will be there and will have to check it if the input to the joiner is sorted.all detail rows and only matching rows from master Detail outer -.html 11) TRANSFORMATION SCOPE: The data to taken into consideration. 9) DATA CACHE: Store value of each row of data. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

html (30 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 1. 1. Click the Add button to add a condition. This description appears in the Repository Manager making it easier for you or others to understand or remember what the transformation does. You can specify a default value if the target database does not handle NULLs.a name click OK. Certain ports are likely to contain NULL values since the fields in one of the sources may be empty. Click any box in the M column to switch the master/detail relationship for the sources. Select the Ports tab. The naming convention for Joiner transformations is JNR_TransformationName. Drag all the desired input/output ports from the first source into the Joiner transformation. Double-click the title bar of the Joiner transformation to open the Edit Transformations dialog box. Enter a description for the transformation. 1. Change the master/detail relationship if necessary by selecting the master source in the M column. Select the Condition tab and set the condition. Add default values for specific ports as necessary. 1. The Designer configures the second set of source fields and master fields by default. The Joiner transformation only supports equivalent ( ) joins: . Select and drag all the desired input/output ports from the second source into the Joiner transformation. Keep in mind that you cannot use a Sequence Generator or Update Strategy transformation as a source to a Joiner transformation. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 1. Tip: Designating the source with fewer unique records as master increases performance during a join. 1. You can edit this property later.html The Designer creates the Joiner transformation. The master and detail ports must have matching datatypes. The Designer creates input/output ports for the source fields in the Joiner as detail fields by default. 1. You can add multiple conditions. 1.

10. Select the Properties tab and enter any additional settings for the transformations. 1. Click OK. 1. Choose Repository-Save to save changes to the mapping. Cheers
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26.Informatica - What r the joiner caches?
QUESTION #26 When a Joiner transformation occurs in a session, the Informatica Server reads all the records from the master source and builds index and data caches based on the master rows. After building the caches, the Joiner transformation reads records from the detail source and perform joins.
Click Here to view complete document Submitted by: bneha15 For version 7.x and above : When the PowerCenter Server processes a Joiner transformation, it reads rows from both sources concurrently and builds the index and data cache based on the master rows. The PowerCenter Server then performs the join based on the detail source data and the cache data. To improve performance for an unsorted Joiner transformation, use the source with fewer rows as the master source. To improve performance for a sorted Joiner transformation, use the source with fewer duplicate key values as the master. Above answer was rated as good by the following members: vivek1708 ======================================= From a performance perspective.always makes the smaller of the two joining tables to be the master. =======================================

Specifies the directory used to cache master records and the index to these records. By default the cached files are created in a directory specified by the server variable $PMCacheDir. If you override the directory make sure the directory exists and contains enough disk space for the cache files. The directory can be a mapped or mounted drive. Cheers Sithu ======================================= For version 7.x and above : When the PowerCenter Server processes a Joiner transformation it reads rows from both sources concurrently and builds the index and data cache based on the master rows. The PowerCenter Server then performs the join based on the detail source data and the cache data. To improve performance for an unsorted Joiner transformation use the source with fewer rows as the master source. To improve
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performance for a sorted Joiner transformation use the source with fewer duplicate key values as the master. =======================================

27.Informatica - what is the look up transformation?
QUESTION #27 Use lookup transformation in u·r mapping to lookup data in a relational table,view,synonym. Informatica server queries the look up table based on the lookup ports in the transformation.It compares the lookup transformation port values to lookup table column values based on the look up condition.
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phani RE: what is the look up transformation? ======================================= Using it we can access the data from a relational table which is not a source in the mapping. For Ex:Suppose the source contains only Empno but we want Empname also in the mapping.Then instead of adding another tbl which contains Empname as a source we can Lkp the table and get the Empname in target. ======================================= A lookup is a simple single-level reference structure with no parent/child relationships. Use a lookup when you have a set of reference members that you do not need to organize hierarchically. ======================================= In DecisionStream a lookup is a simple single-level reference structure with no parent/child relationships. Use a lookup when you have a set of reference members that you do not need to organize hierarchically.HTH ======================================= Use a Lookup transformation in your mapping to look up data in a relational table view or synonym. Import a lookup definition from any relational database to which both the Informatica Client and Server can connect. You can use multiple Lookup transformations in a mapping.
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Cheers Sithu ======================================= Lookup transformation in a mapping is used to look up data in a flat file or a relational table view or synonym. You can import a lookup definition from any flat file or relational database to which both the PowerCenter Client and Server can connect. You can use multiple Lookup transformations in a mapping. I hope this would be helpful for you.

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28.Informatica - Why use the lookup transformation ?
QUESTION #28 To perform the following tasks. Get a related value. For example, if your source table includes employee ID, but you want to include the employee name in your target table to make your summary data easier to read. Perform a calculation. Many normalized tables include values used in a calculation, such as gross sales per invoice or sales tax, but not the calculated value (such as net sales). Update slowly changing dimension tables. You can use a Lookup transformation to determine whether records already exist in the target.
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======================================= Lookup table is nothing but the lookup on a table view synonym and falt file. by using lookup we can get a related value with join conditon and performs caluclations two types of lookups are there 1)connected 2)Unconnected connected lookup is with in pipeline only but unconnected lookup is not connected to pipeline unconneceted lookup returns single column value only

let me know if you want to know any additions information cheers samba ======================================= hey with regard to look up is there a dynamic look up and static look up ? if so how do you set it. and is there a combinationation of dynamic connected lookups..and static unconnected look ups.? ======================================= look up has two types Connected and Unconnected..Usually we use look-up so as to get the related Value from a table ..it has Input port Output Port Lookup Port and Return Port..where Lookup Port looks up the corresponding column for the value and resturn port returns the value..usually we use when there are no columns in common ======================================= For maintaining the slowly changing diamensions ======================================= Hi The ans to ur question is Yes There are 2 types of lookups: Dynamic and Normal (which you have termed as Static). To configure just double click on the lookup transformation and go to properties tab
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There'll be an option - dynamic lookup cache. select that... If u dont select this option then the lookup is merely a normal lookup. Please let me know if there are any questions. Thanks. =======================================

29.Informatica - What r the types of lookup?
QUESTION #29 Connected and unconnected
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======================================= i>connected ii>unconnected iii>cached iv>uncached ======================================= 1. Connected lookup 2. Unconnected lookup 1.
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Persistent cache 2. Re-cache from database 3. Static cache 4. Dynamic cache 5. Shared cache Cheers Sithu ======================================= hello boss/madam only two types of lookup are there they are: 1) Connected lookup 2) Unconnected lookup. I don't understand why people are specifying the cache types I want to know that now a days caches are also taken into this category of lookup. If yes do specify on the answer list thankyou =======================================

30.Informatica - Differences between connected and unconnected lookup?
QUESTION #30

======================================= Hi Differences Between Connected and Unconnected Lookups Connected Lookup Unconnected Lookup Receives input values directly from the pipeline.Connected lookup Unconnected lookup Receives input values diectly from the pipe line. February 03.. Receives input values from the result of a :LKP expression in another transformation. ======================================= In addition: Connected Lookip can return/pass multiple rows/groups of data whereas unconnected can return only one port. Cache includes all lookup columns used in the maping Cache includes all lookup out put ports in the lookup condition and the lookup/return port. 2006 03:25:15 #1 Prasanna RE: Differences between connected and unconnected look.html Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Receives input values from the result of a lkp expression in a another transformation. In UnConnected lookup if the condition is not satisfied it returns 'NULL'.html (37 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. Cache includes all lookup columns used in the . Support user defined default values Does not support user defiend default values file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. U can use a dynamic or static cache U can use a static cache. ======================================= In addition to this: In Connected lookup if the condition is not satisfied it returns '0'. You can use a static cache. You can use a dynamic or static cache.

If there is a match for the lookup condition the PowerCenter Server returns the result of the lookup condition into the return port. Shivaji Thaneru ======================================= 31. Link lookup/output ports to another transformation. If you configure dynamic caching the PowerCenter Server inserts rows into the cache or leaves it unchanged. Supports user-defined default values. The lookup/output/return port passes the value to the transformation calling : LKP expression.what is meant by lookup caches? QUESTION #31 The informatica server builds a cache in memory when it . Cache includes all lookup/output ports in the lookup condition and the lookup/return port. Returns one column from each row. If there is no match for the lookup condition the PowerCenter Server returns NULL. If there is a match for the lookup condition the PowerCenter Server returns the result of the lookup condition for all lookup/output ports.html (38 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Designate one return port (R). file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Pass one output value to another transformation. If you configure dynamic caching the PowerCenter Server either updates the row the in the cache or leaves the row unchanged. Pass multiple output values to another transformation.html If there is no match for the lookup condition the PowerCenter Server returns the default value for all output ports.Informatica . Does not support user-defined default values. Can return multiple columns from the same row or insert into the dynamic lookup cache.mapping (that is lookup source columns included in the lookup condition and lookup source columns linked as output ports to other transformations).

The Caches are of Three types 1) Persistent 2) Dynamic 3) Static and 4) Shared Cache. which stores the Lookup data based on certain Conditions. 2006 06:34:33 #1 srinivas vadlakonda RE: what is meant by lookup caches? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.What r the types of lookup caches? QUESTION #32 Persistent cache: U can save the lookup cache files and reuse them the next time the informatica server processes a lookup transformation configured to use the cache. ======================================= 32. September 28. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Recache from database: If the persistent cache is not synchronized with he lookup table.U can configure the lookup transformation to rebuild the lookup cache.html (39 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.processes the first row af a data in a cached look up transformation.Informatica . . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html ======================================= lookup cache is the temporary memory that is created by the informatica server to hold the lookup data and to perform the lookup conditions ======================================= A LookUP Cache is a Temporary Memory Area which is Created by the Informatica Server.It allocates memory for the cache based on the amount u configure in the transformation or session properties.The informatica server stores condition values in the index cache and output values in the data cache.

December 13. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. 2005 06:02:36 #1 Sithu file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. shared cache: U can share the lookup cache between multiple transactions.By default informatica server creates a static cache.when the lookup condition is true. Dynamic cache 3. Static cache 2.html RE: What r the types of lookup caches? ======================================= Cache 1. The informatica server dynamically inerts data to the target table.Static cache: U can configure a static or readonly cache for only lookup table.html (40 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Persistent cache Sithu ======================================= Cache are three types namely Dynamic cache Static cache Persistent cache Cheers Sithu .the informatica server does not update the cache while it prosesses the lookup transformation. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.u can create a look up transformation to use dynamic cache.It caches the lookup table and lookup values in the cache for each row that comes into the transformation. Dynamic cache: If u want to cache the target table and insert new rows into cache and the target.U can share unnamed cache between transformations inthe same maping.

Bye Stephen ======================================= Types of Caches are : 1) Dynamic Cache 2) Static Cache 3) Persistent Cache 4) Shared Cache 5) Unshared Cache ======================================= There are five types of caches such as static cache dynamic cache persistant cache shared cache etc.Difference between static cache and dynamic cache QUESTION #33 Static cache Dynamic cache U can not insert or update the cache U can insert rows into the cache as u ...html thanks infoseeker ======================================= There are 4 types of lookup cache Persistent Recache Satic & Dynamic. ======================================= 33. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .======================================= Dynamic cache Persistence Cache Re cache Shared Cache ======================================= hi could any one get me information where you would use these caches for look ups and how do you set them.html (41 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

This indicates that the the row is not in the cache or target table.pass to the target The informatic server returns a value from the lookup table or cache when the condition is true.Informatica .Which transformation should we use to . informatica server returns the default value for connected transformations and null for unconnected transformations. or if there is a match it will update the row in the target. U can pass these rows to the target table Click Here to view complete document Submitted by: vp file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 34. Above answer was rated as good by the following members: ssangi. So when you create the Lookup selecting the dynamic cache what It does is it will lookup values and if there is no match it will insert the row in both the target and the lookup cache (hence the word dynamic cache it builds up as you go along) or if there is a match it will update the row in the target. On the other hand Static caches dont get updated when you do a lookup.html lets say for example your lookup table is your target table.html (42 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. So when you create the Lookup selecting the dynamic cache what It does is it will lookup values and if there is no match it will insert the row in both the target and the lookup cache (hence the word dynamic cache it builds up as you go along).When the condition is not true. ananthece ======================================= lets say for example your lookup table is your target table. The informatic server inserts rows into cache when the condition is false. On the other hand Static caches dont get updated when you do a lookup.

normalize the COBOL and relational sources? QUESTION #34 Normalizer Transformation. When you drag a COBOL source into the Mapping Designer workspace the Normalizer transformation automatically appears creating input and output ports for every column in the source Cheers Sithu ======================================= 35. 2006 01:08:06 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: Which transformation should we use to normalize th. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.How the informatica server sorts the string values in Ranktransformation? QUESTION #35 When the informatica server runs in the ASCII data movement mode it sorts session data using Binary sortorder..If U configure the seeion to use . A Normalizer transformation can appear anywhere in a data flow when you normalize a relational source. Use a Normalizer transformation instead of the Source Qualifier transformation when you normalize a COBOL source. When U drag the COBOL source in to the mapping Designer workspace. January 19.the normalizer transformation automatically appears.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.html (43 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .creating input and output ports for every column in the source.html ======================================= The Normalizer transformation normalizes records from COBOL and relational sources allowing you to organize the data according to your own needs.

the rank index numbers the salespeople from 1 to 5: Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.Informatica . Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. ======================================= 36.What is the Rankindex in Ranktransformation? QUESTION #36 The Designer automatically creates a RANKINDEX port for each Rank transformation. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. January 12. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 04:41:57 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What is the Rankindex in Ranktransformation? ======================================= . if you create a Rank transformation that ranks the top 5 salespersons for each quarter.. 2005 00:25:27 #1 phani RE: How the informatica server sorts the string values.html ======================================= When Informatica Server runs in UNICODE data movement mode then it uses the sort order configured in session properties. December 09.html (44 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. For example.the informatica server caluculates the binary value of each string and returns the specified number of rows with the higest binary values for the string.a binary sort order. The Informatica Server uses the Rank Index port to store the ranking position for each record in a group.

Informatica . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. A Router transformation tests data for one or more conditions and gives you the option to route rows of data that do not meet any of the conditions to a default output group. use a Router Transformation in a mapping instead of creating multiple Filter transformations to perform the same task. a Filter transformation tests data for one condition and drops the rows of data that do not meet the condition. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. A Filter transformation tests data for one condition and drops the rows of . Cheers Sithu ======================================= 37. January 19. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.html If you need to test the same input data based on multiple conditions. However. 2006 04:46:42 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What is the Router transformation? ======================================= A Router transformation is similar to a Filter transformation because both transformations allow you to use a condition to test data.html (45 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Based on which port you want generate Rank is known as rank port the generated values are known as rank index.What is the Router transformation? QUESTION #37 A Router transformation is similar to a Filter transformation because both transformations allow you to use a condition to test data.

eg.i think the definition and purpose of Router transformation define by sithusithu sithu is not clear and not fully correct as they of have mentioned <A Router transformation tests data for one or more conditions > sorry sithu and sithusithu but i want to clarify is that in Filter transformation also we can give so many conditions together. Cheers Sithu ======================================= Note:. Less complexity because we use only one router transformation instead of multiple filter transformation.data that do not meet the condition. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. From emp table we want to load data in three(3) different target tables T1(where deptno 10) T2 (where deptno 20) and T3(where deptno 30).html (46 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Active and Connected. 2.html e. For this if we use filter transformation we need three(3) filter transformations So instead of using three(3) filter transformation we will use only one(1) Router transformation. Advantages:1. When we want to load data into different target tables from same source but with different condition as per target tables requirement. Similar as filter transformation to sort the source data according to the condition applied. However a Router transformation tests data for one or more conditions and gives you the option to route rows of data that do not meet any of the conditions to a default output group. ======================================= . Better Performance because in mapping the Router transformation Informatica server processes the input data only once instead of three as in filter transformation. empno 1234 and sal>25000 (2conditions) Actual Purposes of Router Transformation are:1. 2. Router Transformation is :.g.

html ======================================= Input group contains the data which is coming from the source. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.What r the types of groups in Router transformation? QUESTION #38 Input group Output group The designer copies property information from the input ports of the input group to create a set of output ports for each output group. Two types of output groups User defined groups Default group U can not modify or delete default groups. Output Groups There are two types of output groups: l User-defined groups l Default group . 2005 00:35:44 #1 phani RE: What r the types of groups in Router transformatio. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (47 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.38. December 09.We can create as many user-defined groups as required for each condition we want to specify. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..Default group contains all the rows of data that doesn't satisfy the condition of any group. ======================================= A Router transformation has the following types of groups: l Input l Output Input Group The Designer copies property information from the input ports of the input group to create a set of output ports for each output group.Informatica ..

Shivaji Thaneru ======================================= You might use stored procedures to do the following tasks: l Check the status of a target database before loading data into it. Database administrators create stored procedures to automate time-consuming tasks that are too complicated for standard SQL statements.Informatica . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. l Perform a specialized calculation. Cheers Sithu ======================================= You might use stored procedures to do the following tasks: l Check the status of a target database before loading data into it. Cheers Sithu ======================================= 39. l Perform a specialized calculation. l Drop and recreate indexes.html (48 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. l Determine if enough space exists in a database.You cannot modify or delete output ports or their properties. Shivaji Thaneru ======================================= .html January 19.Why we use stored procedure transformation? QUESTION #39 For populating and maintaining data bases. l Drop and recreate indexes. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. 2006 04:41:34 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: Why we use stored procedure transformation? ======================================= A Stored Procedure transformation is an important tool for populating and maintaining databases. l Determine if enough space exists in a database.

Click Here to view complete document Submitted by: Rama Rao B. The Source Qualifier represents the rows that the Informatica Server reads when it executes a session. Source qualifier is also a table.What is source qualifier transformation? QUESTION #40 When U add a relational or a flat file source definition to a maping.we use a stored procedure transformation to execute a stored procedure which in turn might do the file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. l Join data originating from the same source database. Rama Rao Above answer was rated as good by the following members: him.html above things in a database and more. Thanks. it acts as an intermediator in between source and target metadata. You can join two or more tables with primary-foreign key relationships by linking the sources to one Source Qualifier.html (49 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.U need to connect it to a source qualifer transformation. .Informatica .life ======================================= When you add a relational or a flat file source definition to a mapping you need to connect it to a Source Qualifier transformation. ======================================= can you give me a real time scenario please? ======================================= 40. l Filter records when the Informatica Server reads source data. it also generates sql. If you include a filter condition the Informatica Server adds a WHERE clause to the default query. which creating mapping in between source and target metadatas.The source qualifier transformation represnets the records that the informatica server reads when it runs a session. And.

l Specify sorted ports. . If you include a userdefined join the Informatica Server replaces the join information specified by the metadata in the SQL query. For example you might use a custom query to perform aggregate calculations or execute a stored procedure. The Source Qualifier represents the rows that the Informatica Server reads when it executes a session. Thanks Rama Rao ======================================= Def:. Cheers Sithu ======================================= Source qualifier is also a table it acts as an intermediator in between source and target metadata. Cheers Sithu ======================================= When you add a relational or a flat file source definition to a mapping you need to connect it to a Source Qualifier transformation.html l Create a custom query to issue a special SELECT statement for the Informatica Server to read source data. 2. And it also generates sql which creating mapping in between source and target metadatas. So it works as an intemediator between and source and informatica server.l Specify an outer join rather than the default inner join. l Select only distinct values from the source. Join data originating from the same source database.The Transformation which Converts the source(relational or flat) datatype to Informatica datatype. Tasks performed by qualifier transformation:1. Filter records when the Informatica Server reads source data. If you choose Select Distinct the Informatica Server adds a SELECT DISTINCT statement to the default SQL query.html (50 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. If you specify a number for sorted ports the Informatica Server adds an ORDER BY clause to the default SQL query.

What r the tasks that source qualifier performs? QUESTION #41 Join data originating from same source data base. Filter records when the informatica server reads source data. Specify an outer join rather than the default inner join. If the source is Cobol then for that source definition u will get a normalizer transormation not the Source Qualifier. Source Qualifier fires a Select statement on the source db. Select only distinct values from the source. Create a custom query to issue a special SELECT statement for the Informatica Server to read source data.Informatica . . Specify an outer join rather than the default inner join specify sorted records. Select only distinct values from the source. 6. 5. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 4. Specify sorted ports. Creating custom query to issue a special SELECT statement for the informatica server to read source data.html (51 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Source Qualifier Transformation is the beginning of the pipeline of any transformation the main purpose of this transformation is that it is reading the data from the relational or flat file and is passing the data ie. ======================================= 41. read into the mapping designed so that the data can be passed into the other transformations ======================================= Source Qualifier is a transformation with every source definiton if the source is Relational Database.3. With every Source Definition u will get a source qualifier without Source qualifier u r mapping will be invalid and u cannot define the pipeline to the other instance.

l Specify an outer join rather than the default inner join.Informatica . l Filter records when the Informatica Server reads source data.U can designatethe order in . You can join two or more tables with primary-foreign key relationships by linking the sources to one Source Qualifier. 2006 03:42:08 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What r the tasks that source qualifier performs? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. l Select only distinct values from the source. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Cheers Sithu ======================================= 42.html (52 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.What is the target load order? QUESTION #42 U specify the target loadorder based on source qualifiers in a maping.Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. l Create a custom query to issue a special SELECT statement for the Informatica Server to read source data. If you include a userdefined join the Informatica Server replaces the join information specified by the metadata in the SQL query. l Specify sorted ports. January 24. For example you might use a custom query to perform aggregate calculations or execute a stored procedure. If you include a filter condition the Informatica Server adds a WHERE clause to the default query. If you specify a number for sorted ports the Informatica Server adds an ORDER BY clause to the default SQL query.If u have the multiple source qualifiers connected to the multiple targets. If you choose Select Distinct the Informatica Server adds a SELECT DISTINCT statement to the default SQL query.html ======================================= l Join data originating from the same source database.

. March 01.Informatica . Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (53 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 14:27:34 #1 saritha RE: What is the target load order? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= . 2006 03:40:28 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What is the default join that source qualifier pro.which informatica server loads data into the targets. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. ======================================= 43.What is the default join that source qualifier provides? QUESTION #43 Inner equi join. January 24.html ======================================= A target load order group is the collection of source qualifiers transformations and targets linked together in a mapping. ======================================= The Joiner transformation supports the following join types which you set in the Properties tab: l Normal (Default) l Master Outer l Detail Outer l Full Outer Cheers Sithu ======================================= Equijoin on a key common to the sources drawn by the SQ.

What r the basic needs to join two sources in a file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2005 10:32:44 #1 rishi RE: What r the basic needs to join two sources in a so. Two sources should have matching data types. If any relation ship exists that will help u in performance point of view.html (55 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html .44. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= The both the table should have a common feild with same datatype..Informatica . ======================================= Also of you are using a lookup in your mapping and the lookup table is small then try to join that looup in Source Qualifier to improve perf. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Regards SK ======================================= Both the sources must be from same database.html (54 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.what is update strategy transformation ? QUESTION #45 This transformation is used to maintain the history data or just most recent changes in to target table..html source qualifier? QUESTION #44 Two sources should have primary and Foreign key relation ships. ======================================= 45. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. December 14.Informatica . Its not neccessary both should follow primary and foreign relationship.

Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.html (56 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.What is the default source option for update .html Update Delete Update as Insert Update else Insert Thanks Rekha ======================================= 46. Within a mapping you use the Update Strategy transformation to flag rows for insert delete update or reject.Informatica . Chrees Sithu ======================================= Update strategy transformation is used for flagging the records for insert update delete and reject In Informatica power center u can develop update strategy at two levels use update strategy T/R in the mapping design target table options in the session the following are the target table options Insert file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. When you configure a session you can instruct the Informatica Server to either treat all rows in the same way (for example treat all rows as inserts) or use instructions coded into the session mapping to flag rows for different database operations. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. In PowerCenter and PowerMart you set your update strategy at two different levels: l Within a session. l Within a mapping. 2006 04:33:23 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: what is update strategy transformation ? ======================================= The model you choose constitutes your update strategy how to handle changes to existing rows. January 19.

delete or reject..stratgey transformation? QUESTION #46 Data driven.html No best answer available.. 2006 05:03:53 #1 Gyaneshwar RE: What is the default source option for update strat. Click Here to view complete document file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . 2006 04:36:22 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What is Datadriven? ======================================= The Informatica Server follows instructions coded into Update Strategy transformations within the session mapping to determine how to flag rows for insert delete update or reject.What is Datadriven? QUESTION #47 The informatica server follows instructions coded into update strategy transformations with in the session maping determine how to flag records for insert.the informatica server ignores all update strategy transformations in the mapping. ======================================= DATA DRIVEN ======================================= 47. March 28. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. update. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. January 19. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. If u do not choose data driven option setting. If the mapping for the session contains an Update Strategy transformation this field is marked Data Driven by default.html (57 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Cheers Sithu .

What r the types of maping wizards that r to be . In other words instead of updating the records in the target they are inserted as new records. 2006 03:46:07 #1 Prasanna file:///C|/Perl/bin/result... February 03.What r the options in the target session of update strategy transsformatioin? QUESTION #48 Insert Delete Update Update as update Update as insert Update esle insert Truncate table Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.======================================= When Data driven option is selected in session properties it the code will consider the update strategy (DD_UPDATE DD_INSERT DD_DELETE DD_REJECT) used in the mapping and not the options selected in the session properties.Informatica .Informatica .html RE: What r the options in the target session of update. ======================================= 48. ======================================= 49. Update else Insert: This option enables informatica to flag the records either for update if they are old or insert if they are new records from source. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (58 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= Update as Insert: This option specified all the update records from source to be flagged as inserts in the target.

Slowly Changing Dimensions Wizard. Getting Started Wizard.. 2006 02:43:25 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What r the types of maping wizards that r to be pr.. Both wizards are designed to create mappings for loading and maintaining star schemas. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.html (59 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. January 09.html ======================================= Simple Pass through Slowly Growing Target Slowly Changing the Dimension Type1 Most recent values Type2 Full History Version Flag Date Type3 . Creates mappings to load slowly changing dimension tables based on the amount of historical dimension data you want to keep and the method you choose to handle historical dimension data. Creates mappings to load static fact and dimension tables. as well as slowly growing dimension tables. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.provided in Informatica? QUESTION #49 The Designer provides two mapping wizards to help you create mappings quickly and easily. a series of dimensions related to a central fact table.

Current and one previous ======================================= Inf designer : Mapping -> wizards --> 1) Getting started -->Simple pass through mapping -->Slowly growing target 2) slowly changing dimensions---> SCD 1 (only recent values) --->SCD 2(HISTORY using flag or version or time) --->SCD 3(just recent values) one important point is dimensions are 2 types 1)slowly growing targets file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Simple Pass through2.html (60 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.What r the types of maping in Getting Started Wizard? QUESTION #50 Simple Pass through maping : Loads a static fact or dimension table by inserting all rows. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. January 09. Use this mapping when you want to drop all existing data from your table before loading new data. Slowly Growing target : Loads a slowly growing fact or dimension table by inserting new rows.html 2)slowly changing dimensions. 2006 02:46:25 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What r the types of maping in Getting Started Wiza. Slowly Growing TargetCheers Sithu ======================================= ... ======================================= 50. ======================================= 1.Informatica . Use this mapping to load new data when existing data does not require updates.

Version numbers and versioned primary keys track the order of changes to each dimension. all rows contain current dimension data.html (61 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. In the Type 1 Dimension mapping. Rows containing changes to existing dimensions are updated in the target. Use the Type 2 Dimension/Version Data mapping to update a slowly changing file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Type 3: The Type 3 Dimension mapping filters source rows based on user-defined comparisons and inserts only those found to be new dimensions to the target.51. Use the Type 1 Dimension mapping to update a slowly changing dimension table when you do not need to keep any previous versions of dimensions in the table.html dimension table when you want to keep a full history of dimension data in the table.Informatica . Type 2: The Type 2 Dimension Data mapping inserts both new and changed dimensions into the target. When . Changes are tracked in the target table by versioning the primary key and creating a version number for each dimension in the table.What r the mapings that we use for slowly changing dimension table? QUESTION #51 Type1: Rows containing changes to existing dimensions are updated in the target by overwriting the existing dimension.

======================================= hello sir i want whole information on slowly changing dimension. June 03.Up Date strategy Transfermation 2.Look up Transfermation. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 09:39:20 #1 mamatha RE: What r the mapings that we use for slowly changing.html Type1: Rows containing changes to existing dimensions are updated in the target by overwriting the existing dimension.. Use the Type 2 Dimension/Version Data mapping to update a slowly changing dimension table when you want to keep . Use the Type 1 Dimension mapping to update a slowly changing dimension table when you do not need to keep any previous versions of dimensions in the table. Type 2: The Type 2 Dimension Data mapping inserts both new and changed dimensions into the target. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.and also want project on slowly changing dimension in informatica. Thanking you sir mamatha. ======================================= 1. In the Type 1 Dimension mapping all rows contain current dimension data. Changes are tracked in the target table by versioning the primary key and creating a version number for each dimension in the table. the Informatica Server saves existing data in different columns of the same row and replaces the existing data with the updates Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.updating an existing dimension.html (62 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..

6 Mapping SQGen to TGT . For type 1: The mapping will be doubled that is one for insert and other for update and total as 14.html .Informatica . For type 2 : The mapping will be increased thrice one for insert 2nd for update and 3 to keep the old one.What r the different types of Type2 dimension maping? QUESTION #52 Type2 Dimension/Version Data Maping: In this maping the updated dimension in the source will gets inserted in target along with a new version number.4 Mapping FTR to UPD . Version numbers and versioned primary keys track the order of changes to each dimension.1 mapping SQ to LKP . ======================================= SCD: Source to SQ .5 Mapping UPD to TGT . Type 3: The Type 3 Dimension mapping filters source rows based on user-defined comparisons and inserts only those found to be new dimensions to the target.html (63 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.And newly added dimension file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.7 Mapping.2 mapping SQ_LKP to EXP . I think these are the 7 mapping used for SCD in general.a full history of dimension data in the table. Cheers Prasath ======================================= 52. (here the history stores) For type three : It will be doubled for insert one row and also to insert one column to keep the previous data. Rows containing changes to existing dimensions are updated in the target.3 Mapping EXP to FTR .

Version number 2.How can u recognise whether or not the newly . And updated dimensions r saved with the value 0. Flag indiactes the dimension is new or newlyupdated. Flag 3.In addition it creates a flag value for changed or new dimension.Recent dimensions will gets saved with cuurent flag value 1..And changes r tracked by the effective date range for each version of each dimension.html 53.Date Cheers Sithu ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Type2 Dimension/Flag current Maping: This maping is also used for slowly changing dimensions.Informatica . ======================================= Type2 1. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Type2 Dimension/Effective Date Range Maping: This is also one flavour of Type2 maping used for slowly changing dimensions.This maping also inserts both new and changed dimensions in to the target. January 04.in source will inserted into target with a primary key.. 2006 05:31:39 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What r the different types of Type2 dimension mapi.html (64 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

and handle pre. You will get complete set of data which record was inserted and which was not. ======================================= 54. Creates threads to initialize the session. ======================================= If it is Type 2 Dimension the abouve answer is fine but if u want to get the info of all the insert statements and Updates you need to use session log file where you configure it to verbose.Informatica . ======================================= Just use debugger to know how the data from source moves to target it will show how many new rows get inserted else updated. The DTM process.html (65 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM . read. and sends post-session email when the session completes..and post-session operations. creates the DTM process. write. and transform data..added rows in the source r gets insert in the target ? QUESTION #53 In the Type2 maping we have three options to recognise the newly added rows Version number Flagvalue Effective date Range Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. December 14. 2005 10:43:31 #1 rishi RE: How can u recognise whether or not the newly added.What r two types of processes that informatica runs the session? QUESTION #54 Load manager Process: Starts the session. Click Here to view complete document file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. The load manager process has the following tasks 1.create session log file 3.Can u generate reports in Informatcia? QUESTION #55 Yes.html (66 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html RE: Can u generate reports in Informatcia? ======================================= .run the pre and post shell commands .create workflow log file 3.file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 5. start the all tasks in workfolw except session and worklet 4. By using Metadata reporter we can generate reports in informatica. read session properties 2.send post session Email.It will send the post session Email when the DTM abnormally terminated The DTM process involved in the following tasks 1. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. September 17.Informatica .It starts the DTM Process. ======================================= 55. 5. 2007 08:17:02 #1 rasmi Member Since: June 2007 Contribution: 20 RE: What r two types of processes that informatica run.create Threades such as master thread read write transformation threateds 4..run the pre and post stored procedures. ======================================= When the workflow start to run Then the informatica server process starts Two process:load manager process and DTM Process. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.html No best answer available. 6. January 19. lock the workflow and read the properties of workflow 2. 2006 05:05:46 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..

Session: A session identifies the mapping created with in the mapping designer.Which tool U use to create and manage sessions . and Identification of the mapping by the informatica server is done with the help of session. 2006 15:07:09 #1 Pavani RE: Define maping and sessions? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Define maping and sessions? QUESTION #56 Maping: It is a set of source and target definitions linked by transformation objects that define the rules for transformation. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.html ======================================= Mapping: A set of source and target definitions linked by diffrent transformation that define the rules for data transformation.Informatica . ======================================= 57. Session : It is a set of instructions that describe how and when to move data from source to targets.html (67 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . -Pavani.It is a ETL tool you could not make reports from here but you can generate metadata report that is not going to be used for business analysis Cheers Sithu ======================================= can u pls tell me how generate metadata reports? ======================================= 56. December 04.

Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= .. ======================================= Performance can be improved by processing data in parallel in a single session by creating multiple partitions of the pipeline. 2005 00:26:04 #1 khadarbasha Member Since: September 2005 Contribution: 2 RE: Why we use partitioning the session in informatica. 2006 12:55:46 #1 Leninformatica RE: Which tool U use to create and manage sessions and. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.and batches and to monitor and stop the informatica s QUESTION #57 Informatica server manager. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (68 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. September 30... May 16.. Informatica server can achieve high performance by partitioning the pipleline and performing the extract transformation and load for each partition in parallel.Why we use partitioning the session in informatica? QUESTION #58 Partitioning achieves the session performance by reducing the time period of reading the source and loading the data into target. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.Informatica .html ======================================= Informatica Workflow Managar and Informatica Worlflow Monitor ======================================= 58.

Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.Informatica . February 13..Similarly for loading also informatica server creates multiple connections to the target and loads partitions of data concurently.How the informatica server increases the session performance through partitioning the source? QUESTION #59 For a relational sources informatica server creates multiple connections for each parttion of a single source and extracts seperate range of data for each connection.html (69 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. For XML and file sources.What r the tasks that Loadmanger process will do? QUESTION #60 Manages the session and batch scheduling: Whe u start the .For loading the data informatica server creates a seperate file for each partition(of a file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 08:00:53 #1 durga RE: How the informatica server increases the session p. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.U can choose to merge the targets.Informatica server reads multiple partitions of a single source concurently.informatica server reads multiple files concurently..html source file).Informatica . ======================================= fine explanation ======================================= 60.59.

When u sart a session loadmanger fetches the session information from the repository to perform the validations and verifications prior to starting DTM process.Locking prevents U starting the session again and again.loadmanager reads the parameter file and verifies that the session level parematers are declared in the file Verifies permission and privelleges: When the sesson starts load manger checks whether or not the user have privelleges to run the session.informatica server the load maneger launches and queries the repository for a list of sessions configured to run on the informatica server. 2005 02:08:34 #1 AnjiReddy RE: What r the tasks that Loadmanger process will do? ======================================= . Reading the parameter file: If the session uses a parameter files. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. August 17. Locking and reading the session: When the informatica server starts a session lodamaager locks the session from the repository.html No best answer available.html (70 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Creating log files: Loadmanger creates logfile contains the status of session.When u configure the session the loadmanager maintains list of list of sessions and session start times. Click Here to view complete document file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

html (71 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Pre and post session threads: This will be created to perform pre and post session operations. 2006 00:56:46 #1 Killer RE: What r the different threads in DTM process? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .It reads data from source.Informatica .Fectchs session and maping information. Reader thread: One thread will be created for each partition of a source. October 12.Can u copy the session to a different folder or repository? .What r the different threads in DTM process? QUESTION #61 Master thread: Creates and manages all other threads Maping thread: One maping thread will be creates for each session. I would appreciate the solution for this one.html ======================================= Yupz this make sense ! ) ======================================= 62. reddy@gmail. Writer thread: It will be created to load data to the target. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Transformation thread: It will be created to tranform data.How can you determine whether informatica server is running or not with out using event viewer by using shell command.com ======================================= 61. Feel free to mail me at puli.

Informatica . February 03.Batches r two types Sequential: Runs sessions one after the other Concurrent: Runs session at same time. ======================================= 63.But that target folder or repository should consists of mapping of that session. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (72 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM . This will automatically copy the mapping associated source targets and session to the target folder.. u should have to copy that maping first before u copy the session Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Whch runs all the sessions at the same time. ======================================= In addition you can copy the workflow from the Repository manager..What is batch and describe about types of batches? QUESTION #63 Grouping of session is known as batch. If target folder or repository is not having the maping of copying session . By using copy session wizard u can copy a session in a different folder or repository.QUESTION #62 Yes. Click Here to view complete document file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 03:56:14 #1 Prasanna RE: Can u copy the session to a different folder or re.If u have several independent sessions u can use concurrent batches. If u have sessions with source-target dependencies u have to go for sequential batch to start the sessions one after another.

file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica ..html We might not be able to copy the overriden (wrote overwritten in above answer) properties ======================================= 65. 2006 13:13:03 #1 sangroover RE: What is batch and describe about types of batches?. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html No best answer available.the migration of the workflows from dev to test and to Production would not make any sense 2.html (73 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Without that : 1.When the informatica server marks that a batch is failed? . For the similar logics we have to do same cumbersome job There might be some limitations while copying the batches like we might not be able to copy the overwritten properties of the workflow. February 15. December 16. 2007 14:26:30 #1 dl_mstr Member Since: November 2007 Contribution: 26 RE: Can u copy the batches? ======================================= Yes I think workflows can be copied from one folder/repository to another ======================================= It should be definitely yes.is a group of any thing Different batches ----Different groups of different things. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= Batch--.. ======================================= 64.Can u copy the batches? QUESTION #64 NO Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. ======================================= there is a slight correction in the above answer.

Informatica .html (74 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. April 01. You can double click the pipeline which connects two sessions and there you can define prevtaskstatus succeeded.What r the different options used to configure the sequential batches? QUESTION #66 Two options Run the session only if previous session completes sucessfully.html ======================================= Hi Where we have to specify these options.QUESTION #65 If one of session is configured to "run if previous completes" and that previous session fails. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. 2007 13:17:03 #1 rasmi Member Since: June 2007 Contribution: 20 RE: What r the different options used to configure the. Always runs the session. ======================================= 66. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. August 16. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. ======================================= You have to specify those options in the workflow designer. 2008 06:05:46 #1 Vani_AT Member Since: December 2007 Contribution: 16 RE: When the informatica server marks that a batch is failed? ======================================= A batch fails when the sessions in the workflow are checked with the property "Fail if parent fails" and any of the session in the sequential batch fails. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Then only the next session .

If the workflow is failed it won't run the remaining sessions. ======================================= 67. You can also go edit the session and check 'fail parent if this task fails' which means it will mark the workflow as failed.status SUCCEEDED ======================================= 68. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.status FAILED or $S1. ======================================= I would like to make a small correction for the above answer. If u want to start batch that resides in a batch.Can u start a batches with in a batch? QUESTION #68 U can not.Informatica .html ======================================= Yes you can.html (75 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Even if a session fails with the above property set all the following sessions of the workflow still run and succeed depending on the validity/correctness of the individual sessions.Informatica . Start ---L1-------> S1 --------L2-------> S2 suppose S1 fails and we still want to run S2 then L2 condition --> $S1. . Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.runs. The only difference this property makes is it marks the workflow as failed.create a new independent batch and copy the necessary sessions into the new batch. June 26.In a sequential batch can u run the session if previous session fails? QUESTION #67 Yes.By setting the option always runs the session. 2008 01:03:25 #1 prade Member Since: May 2008 Contribution: 6 RE: In a sequential batch can u run the session if previous session fails? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

2006 13:13:47 #1 sangroover RE: Can u start a batches with in a batch? ======================================= Logically Yes ======================================= Logically Yes we can craete worklets and call the batch ======================================= Logically yes. February 15. 2008 06:28:12 #1 Vani_AT Member Since: December 2007 Contribution: 16 RE: Can u start a session inside a batch idividually? ======================================= Yes we can do this in any case. Ther is no absolute concurrent workflow.Informatica . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Can u start a session inside a batch idividually? QUESTION #69 We can start our required session only in case of sequential batch. ======================================= Yes we can do ======================================= . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Sequential or concurrent doesn't matter. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. ======================================= 69. similarly we should be able to start a worklet within a workflow.in case of concurrent batch we cant do like this.html April 01.html (76 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Every workflow starts with a "start" task and hence the workflow is a hybrid. I have not worked with worklets. But as we can start a single session within a workflow.

Informatica . ======================================= In workflow monitor 1. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Server manager also allows U to create userdefined session parameters. click on stop ======================================= 71. Database connections Source file names: use this parameter when u want to change the name or location of session source file between session runs Target file name : Use this parameter when u want to change the name or location of session target file between session runs. May 28.What r the session parameters? QUESTION #71 Session parameters r like maping parameters. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.How can u stop a batch? QUESTION #70 By using server manager or pmcmd.represent values U might want to change between sessions such as database connections or source files.P RE: How can u stop a batch? ======================================= by using menu command or pmcmd. 2007 04:38:06 #1 VEMBURAJ. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.html Following r user defined session parameters. .html (77 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .70. click on the workflow name 2.

January 19. ======================================= 72.html session parameters Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. ======================================= a small correction it starts with single dollar symbol . 2006 01:27:04 #1 .html (78 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. If we want to use a parameter for source file then it must be prefixed with $$SrcFile_<any string optional>. The values for these variables are provided in the parameter file and the parameters start with a $$ (double dollar symbol). Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.A parameter file is a file created by text editor such as word pad or notepad.Reject file name : Use this parameter when u want to change the name or location of session reject files between session runs. 2008 06:40:17 #1 Vani_AT Member Since: December 2007 Contribution: 16 RE: What r the session parameters? ======================================= In addition to this we provide the lookup file name. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. For eg. There is a predefined format for specifying session parameter.What is parameter file? QUESTION #72 Parameter file is to define the values for parameters and variables used in a session. double dollar symbol is used for mapping parameters. U can define the following values in parameter file Maping parameters Maping variables file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. April 01.Informatica .

sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What is parameter file? ======================================= When you start a workflow you can optionally enter the directory and name of a parameter file.txt' Cheers Sithu ======================================= 73.html (79 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. pmcmd startworkflow -uv USERNAME -pv PASSWORD -s SALES:6258 -f east w wSalesAvg paramfile '\$PMRootDir/myfile.Informatica . The Informatica Server runs the workflow using the parameters in the file you specify. If the name includes spaces enclose the file name in double quotes: -paramfile $PMRootDir\my file. For UNIX shell users enclose the parameter file name in single quotes: -paramfile '$PMRootDir/myfile.If u partition a session with a file target the informatica server creates one target file for each partition. This ensures that the machine where the variable is defined expands the server variable.What is difference between partioning of relatonal target and partitioning of file targets? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.txt' For Windows command prompt users the parameter file name cannot have beginning or trailing spaces.txt Note: When you write a pmcmd command that includes a parameter file located on another machine use the backslash (\) with the dollar sign ($).html QUESTION #73 If u parttion a session with a relational target informatica server creates multiple connections to the target database to write target data concurently.U can configure session properties .

Data generally moves across a network at less than 1 MB per second.RoundRobin 3..html ======================================= Could you please tell me how can we partition the session and target? ======================================= 74.For flat file only database partitioning is not applicable.Informatica . Thus network connections . June 13.Database partitioning 2. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. ======================================= Partition's can be done on both relational and flat files.to merge these target files.U can just specify the name of the target file and create the partitions rest will be taken care by informatica session.Key Range partitioning All these are applicable for relational targets. 2006 19:10:59 #1 UmaBojja RE: What is difference between partioning of relatonal. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Hash-Key partitioning 5. The performance of the Informatica Server is related to network connections.Pass-through 4.Performance tuning in Informatica? QUESTION #74 The goal of performance tuning is optimize session performance so sessions run during the available load window for the Informatica Server. Increase the session performance by following.html (80 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Informatica supports following partitions 1. Informatica supports Nway partitioning. whereas a local disk moves data five to twenty times faster..

Relational datasources: Minimize the connections to sources .Moving target database into server system may improve session performance.targets and informatica server to improve session performance.Because ASCII datamovement mode stores a character value in one byte.So aviod netwrok connections. Flat files: If u·r flat files stored on a machine other than the informatca server. Distibuting the session load to multiple informatica servers may improve session performance.Unicode mode takes 2 bytes to store a character. single table select statements with an ORDER BY or GROUP BY clause may benefit from optimization such as adding . Also. U can run the multiple informatica servers againist the same repository. optimizing the query may improve performance. If a session joins multiple source tables in one Source Qualifier. Run the informatica server in ASCII datamovement mode improves the session performance.ofteny affect on session performance. Staging areas: If u use staging areas u force informatica server to perform multiple datapasses. Removing of staging areas may improve session performance. move those files to the machine that consists of informatica server.

If the sessioin containd lookup transformation u can improve the session performance by enabling the look up cache.choose server configure database connections. Aviod transformation errors to improve the session performance.html We can improve the session performance by configuring the network packet size.html (81 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. If U·r session contains filter transformation . If u r target consists key constraints and indexes u slow the loading of data. Partittionig the session improves the session performance by creating multiple connections to sources and targets and loads data in paralel pipe lines.u can use incremental aggregation to improve session performance.To improve the session performance in this case drop constraints and indexes before u run the session and rebuild them after completion of session. In some cases if a session contains a aggregator transformation .To do this go to server manger . . which allows data to cross the network at one time.indexes.So concurent batches may also increase the session performance.create that filter transformation nearer to the sources or u can use filter condition in source qualifier. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Running a parallel sessions by using concurrent batches will also reduce the time of loading the data.

html RE: Performance tuning in Informatica? ======================================= thanks for your above answer hey would like to know how we can partition a big datafile(flat) around 1Gig. 2007 10:20:40 #1 Infoseek Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 4 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.A reusable transformation is a single transformation that can be reusable.html (82 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Aggreagator.To improve session performance in this case use sorted ports option. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.and what are the options to set for the same.Because they must group data before processing it. I appreciate your effort. in Power centre V7. January 05.X ======================================= Hey Thank You so much for the information.Rank and joiner transformation may oftenly decrease the session performance . ======================================= 75. Descriptive yet to the point and highly useful in real world. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.What is difference between maplet and reusable transformation? QUESTION #75 Maplet consists of set of transformations that is reusable.Unlike the variables that r created in a reusable transformation can be usefull in any other maping or maplet.Informatica . If u create a variables or parameters in maplet that can not be used in another maping or maplet. That was one of the best answers I have read on this website.. .

We can use it N number of times.The main purpose of using Mapplet is to hide the logic from end user point of view.html RE: What is difference between maplet and reusable tra.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Whole transformation logic will be hided in case of maplet.But we can add sources to a maplet. used by the Informatica Server and Client tools.Where as we can make them as a reusable transformations.Informatica .... or metadata. Reusable transformation is a single transformation.joiner.Define informatica repository? QUESTION #76 The Informatica repository is a relational database that stores information. ======================================= Maplet: one or more transformations Reusable transformation: only one transformation Cheers Sithu ======================================= Mapplet is a group of reusable transformation. .Its a reusable object. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.But it is transparent in case of reusable transformation.It works like a function in C language. 2006 01:15:34 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.We can not include source definitions in reusable transformations.html (83 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. January 19. We cant use COBOL source qualifier. ======================================= 76.normalizer transformations in maplet.

and product version. sessions indicating when you want the Informatica Server to perform the transformations. and connect strings for sources and targets.html January 10. The repository also stores administrative information such as usernames and passwords.Thsea tables stores metadata in specific format the informatica server.html (84 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Use repository manager to create the repository.client tools use. The informatica client and server access the repository to save and retrieve metadata. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Cheers Sithu ======================================= . Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. 2006 06:49:01 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: Define informatica repository? ======================================= Infromatica Repository:The informatica repository is at the center of the informatica suite. You create a set of metadata tables within the repository database that the informatica application and tools access.The Repository Manager connects to the repository database and runs the code needed to create the repository tables. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Metadata can include information such as mappings describing how to transform source data. permissions and privileges.

Definitions of database objects (tables views synonyms) or files that provide source data. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..What r the types of metadata that stores in repository? QUESTION #77 Following r the types of metadata that stores in the repository Database connections Global objects Mappings Mapplets Multidimensional metadata Reusable transformations Sessions and batches Short cuts Source definitions Target defintions Transformations Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. l Multi-dimensional metadata. These are the instructions that the Informatica Server uses to transform and move data.html January 19. l Mappings.Informatica .. A set of source and target definitions along with transformations containing business logic that you build into the transformation. Target definitions that are configured as cubes and dimensions.77. 2006 01:40:54 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: What r the types of metadata that stores in reposi. ======================================= l Source definitions. Definitions of database objects or files that contain the target data. l Target definitions. .html (85 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

html (86 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. The global repository can contain common . A workflow is a set of instructions that describes how and when to run tasks related to extracting transforming and loading data. (PowerCenter only. A session is a type of task that you can put in a workflow. and a number of local repositories to share the global metadata as needed.What is power center repository? QUESTION #78 The PowerCenter repository allows you to share metadata across repositories to create a data mart domain.Informatica . l Mapplets. Cheers Sithu ======================================= l 78. Sessions and workflows store information about how and when the Informatica Server moves data. January 19. l Sessions and workflows. you can create a single global repository to store metadata used across an enterprise.) The centralized repository in a domain a group of connected repositories. Each domain can contain one global repository. A repository that functions individually unrelated and unconnected to other repositories.Reusable transformations. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Each session corresponds to a single mapping. l Global repository. 2006 01:44:05 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. In a data mart domain. Transformations that you can use in multiple mappings.html RE: What is power center repository? ======================================= l Standalone repository. A set of transformations that you can use in multiple mappings. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.

2006 02:18:13 #1 sithusithu Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 161 RE: How can u work with remote database in informatica. Each local repository in the domain can connect to the global repository and use objects in its shared folders.But it is not preferable to work with that remote source directly by using remote connections ..html (87 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. l Local repository..html ======================================= You can work with remote But you have to Configure FTP . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.objects to be shared throughout the domain through global shortcuts. January 27.Informatica . (PowerCenter only. Cheers Sithu ======================================= 79.How can u work with remote database in informatica?did u work directly by using remote connections? QUESTION #79 To work with remote datasource u need to connect it with remote connections. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Instead u bring that source into U r local machine where informatica server resides.If u work directly with remote source the session performance will decreases by passing less amount of data across the network in a particular time.) A repository within a domain that is not the global repository. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.

000 records in to the target..Informatica .html ======================================= Its 1) Terse 2) Normal 3) Verbose Init 4) Verbose data ======================================= 81. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.What is tracing level and what r the types of tracing level? QUESTION #80 Tracing level represents the amount of information that informatcia server writes in a log file. April 16. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. Types of tracing level Normal Verbose Verbose init Verbose data Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.If a session fails after loading of 10.Connection details IP address User authentication Cheers Sithu ======================================= 80. 2007 03:19:08 #1 Minnu RE: What is tracing level and what r the types of trac.html (88 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .How can u load the records from .

QUESTION #81 As explained above informatcia server has 3 methods to recovering the sessions. 2007 11:17:03 #1 ggk. Then the loading starts from 10001 th row.html again u have to import from back end to informatica by valid connection.If want to reflect back end changes to informatica screens.If i done any modifications for my table in back end does it reflect in informatca warehouse or mapi QUESTION #82 NO.krishna Member Since: February 2007 Contribution: 12 RE: If a session fails after loading of 10.000 records. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Informatica is not at all concern with back end data base. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. . ======================================= 82.html (89 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= Hi We can restart the session using session recovery option in workflow manager and workflow monitor..It displays u all the information that is to be stored in repository.Use performing recovery to load the records from where the session fails.Informatica .And u have to replace the existing files with imported files. If you define target load type as "Bulk" session recovery is not possible. April 08. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. If you start the session normally it starts from 1 st row.

August 04, 2006 05:35:19 #1 vidyanand RE: If i done any modifications for my table in back e... ======================================= Yes It will be reflected once u refresh the mapping once again. ======================================= It does matter if you have SQL override - say in the SQ or in a Lookup you override the default sql. Then if you make a change to the underlying table in the database that makes the override SQL incorrect for the modified table the session will fail. If you change a table - say rename a column that is in the sql override statement then session will fail. But if you added a column to the underlying table after the last column then the sql statement in the override will still be valid. If you make change to the size of columns the sql will still be valid although you may get truncation of data if the database column has larger size (more characters) than the SQ or subsequent transformation. =======================================

83.Informatica - After draging the ports of three sources(sql server, oracle,informix) to a single source qualifier, c
QUESTION #83 NO.Unless and until u join those three ports in source qualifier u cannot map them directly. Click Here to view complete document
No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. December 14, 2005 10:37:10 #1 rishi
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RE: After draging the ports of three sources(sql serve... ======================================= if u drag three hetrogenous sources and populated to target without any join means you are entertaining

Carteisn product. If you don't use join means not only diffrent sources but homegeous sources are show same error. If you are not interested to use joins at source qualifier level u can add some joins sepratly. ======================================= Yes it possible... ======================================= I don't think dragging three heterogeneous sources in a single source qualifier is valid. Whenever we drag multiple sources in same source qualifier 1. There must be a joining key between the tables. 2. The SQL needs to be executed in the database to join the three tables. To use a single source qualifier for multiple sources the data source for all the sources should be same. For Heterogeneous join a Joiner transformation has to be used. The first part of the question itself is not possible. ======================================= Sources from heterogenous databases cannot be pulled into a single source qualifier. They can only be joined using a joiner. And then can be written to the target =======================================

84.Informatica - What is Data cleansing..?
QUESTION #84 The process of finding and removing or correcting data that is incorrect, out-of-date, redundant, incomplete, or formatted incorrectly. Click Here
to view complete document No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. April 27, 2005 11:12:05 #1 neetha RE: What is Data cleansing..?
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======================================= Data cleansing is a two step process including DETECTION and then CORRECTION of errors in a data set.

======================================= This is nothing but polising of data. For example of one of the sub system store the Gender as M and F. The other may store it as MALE and FEMALE. So we need to polish this data clean it before it is add to Datawarehouse. Other typical example can be Addresses. The all sub systesms maintinns the customer address can be different. We might need a address cleansing to tool to have the customers addresses in clean and neat form. ======================================= Data cleansing means remove the inconistance data and transfer the data correct way and correct manner ======================================= it means process of removing data inconsistancies and reducing data in accuracies. =======================================

85.Informatica - how can we partition a session in Informatica?
QUESTION #85 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.
July 08, 2005 18:12:42 #1 Kevin B RE: how can we partition a session in Informatica?
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Click Here to view complete document The Informatica PowerCenter Partitioning option optimizes parallel processing on multiprocessor hardware by providing a thread-based architecture and built-in data partitioning. GUI-based tools reduce the development effort necessary to create data partitions and streamline ongoing troubleshooting and performance tuning tasks while ensuring data integrity throughout the execution process. As the amount of data within an organization expands and realtime demand for information grows the PowerCenter Partitioning option

enables hardware and applications to provide outstanding performance and jointly scale to handle large volumes of data and users. ======================================= Download the Document =======================================

86.Informatica - what is a time dimension? give an example.
QUESTION #86 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.
August 04, 2005 07:48:36 #1 Sakthi RE: what is a time dimension? give an example. Click Here to view complete document Time dimension is one of important in Datawarehouse. Whenever u genetated the report that time u access all data from thro time dimension. eg. employee time dimension Fields : Date key full date day of wek day month quarter fiscal year ======================================= In a relational data model for normalization purposes year lookup quarter lookup month lookup and week lookups are not merged as a single table. In a dimensional data modeling(star schema) these tables would be merged as a single table called TIME DIMENSION for performance and slicing data. This dimensions helps to find the sales done on date weekly monthly and yearly basis. We can have a trend analysis by comparing this year sales with the previous year or this week sales with the previous week. ======================================= A TIME DIMENSION is a table that contains the detail information of the time at which a particular
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'transaction' or 'sale' (event) has taken place.

The TIME DIMENSION has the details of DAY WEEK MONTH QUARTER YEAR =======================================

87.Informatica - Diff between informatica repositry server & informatica server
QUESTION #87 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.
August 11, 2005 02:05:13 #1 Nagi R Anumandla RE: Diff between informatica repositry server & informatica server Click Here to view complete document Informatica Repository Server:It's manages connections to the repository from client application. Informatica Server:It's extracts the source data performs the data transformation and loads the transformed data into the target =======================================

88.Informatica - Explain the informatica Architecture in detail
QUESTION #88 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.
January 13, 2006 07:47:31 #1 chiranth Member Since: December 2005 Contribution: 1 RE: Explain the informatica Architecture in detail...
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Click Here to view complete document informatica server connects source data and target data using native odbc drivers again it connect to the repository for running sessions and retriveing metadata information source------>informatica server--------->target

| | REPOSITORY ======================================= repositorynRepositoryÕRepository ser.adm. control server × sourceninformatica serverÕtarget ------------××× designer w.f.manager w.f.monitor =======================================

89.Informatica - Discuss the advantages & Disadvantages of star & snowflake schema?
QUESTION #89 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your
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August 25, 2005 02:24:19 #1 prasad nallapati RE: Discuss the advantages & Disadvantages of star & snowflake schema? Click Here to view complete document In a star schema every dimension will have a primary key. In a star schema a dimension table will not have any parent table. Whereas in a snow flake schema a dimension table will have one or more parent tables. Hierarchies for the dimensions are stored in the dimensional table itself in star schema. Whereas hierachies are broken into separate tables in snow flake schema. These hierachies helps to drill down the data from topmost hierachies to the lowermost hierarchies. ======================================= In a STAR schema there is no relation between any two dimension tables whereas in a SNOWFLAKE schema there is a possible relation between the dimension tables.

Waht are main advantages and purposeof usingNormalizer Transformation in Informatica? QUESTION #90 No best answer available. ======================================= It depends upon the clients which they are following whether snowflake or star schema. Please pick the good answer available or submit your . In starflake dimensional ables r denormalized in snowflake dimension tables r normalized. star schema is used for report generation snowflake schema is used for cube. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 90. Snowflake tables are ofter called "outlyers" by data modelers because they must share a key with a diminsion that directly connects to a fact table.======================================= star schema consists of single fact table surrounded by some dimensional table. Commonly every attempt is made not to use snowflakes by flattening hierarchies but when either this is not possible or practical the snowflake design solves the problem. SD2 can have "outlyers" but these are very difficult to instantiate.Informatica .html (96 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. When Kimball proposed the dimensional data warehouse it was not first recogonized that hierarchial data could not be stored.html ======================================= Snowflakes are an addition to the Kimball Dimensional system to enable that system to handle hierarchial data.In snowflake schema the dimension tables are connected with some subdimension table. The advantage of snowflake schema is that the normalized tables r easier to maintain. The disadvantage of snowflake schema is that it reduces the effectiveness of navigation across the tables due to large no of joins between them.it also saves the storage space.

. Also Normalizer transformation can be used to create multiple rows from a single row of data ======================================= hi By using Normalizer transformation we can conver rows into columns and columns into rows and also we can collect multile rows from one row ======================================= vamshidhar How do u convert rows to columns in Normalizer? could you explain us?? Normally its used to convert columns to rows but for converting rows to columns we need an aggregator and expression and little effort is needed for coding. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.How to read rejected data or bad data from bad file and reload it to target? QUESTION #91 No best answer available.answer.. Click Here to view complete document .html (97 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Denormalization is not possible with a Normalizer transformation.Informatica .html ======================================= 91. 2005 23:16:28 #1 ravi kumar guturi RE: How to read rejected data or bad data from bad fil. October 04. 2005 02:27:10 #1 prasad nallapati RE: Waht are main advantages and purpose of using Normalizer Transformation in Informatica? Click Here to view complete document Narmalizer Transformation is used mainly with COBOL sources where most of the time data is stored in de-normalized format. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. August 25.

. A flat file target is built by pulling a source into target space using Warehouse Designer tool.At the max how many tranformations can be us in a mapping? QUESTION #93 No best answer available... 2005 17:02:07 #1 paul luthra RE: How do you transfert the data from data wareh. Click Here to view complete document . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= 92. Router works well for this. November 09. ======================================= 93. ======================================= Design a trap to a file or table by the use of a filter transformation or a router transformation. Find out the rejected data by using column indicatior and row indicator. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.How do youtransfert the data from data warehouse to flatfile? QUESTION #92 No best answer available.html (98 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Click Here to view complete document You can write a mapping with the flat file as a target using a DUMMY_CONNECTION.Informatica ..Informatica .correction the rejected data and send to target relational tables using loadorder utility. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. September 27. 2005 12:32:26 #1 sangeetha RE: At the max how many tranformations can be us in a .

September 09. You can find on Informatica transformation tool bar. ======================================= Always remember when designing a mapping: less for more design with the least number of transformations that can do the most jobs. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. But in performance point of view using too many transformations will reduce the session performance.html ======================================= 94.html (99 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.n number of transformations ======================================= 22 transformation expression joiner aggregator router stored procedure etc. In case of bulk load informatica server by passes the data base log . ======================================= There is no such limitation to use this number of transformations.What is the difference between Narmal load and Bulk load? QUESTION #94 No best answer available. ======================================= In a mapping we can use any number of transformations depending on the project and the included transformations in the perticular related transformatons. My idea is if needed more tranformations to use in a mapping its better to go for some stored procedure.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2005 09:01:19 #1 suresh RE: What is the difference between Narmal load and Bulk load? Click Here to view complete document what is the difference between powermart and power center? ======================================= when we go for unconnected lookup transformation? ======================================= bulk load is faster than normal load.

html For volume of data use bulk load ======================================= also remember that not all databases support bulk loading. when the source file is a text file and loading data to a table in such cases we should you normal load only else the session will be failed. ======================================= . Bulk Mode: Bulk load will not write information to the database log file so that if any recorvery is needed we can't do any thing in such cases. ======================================= Normal Load: Normal load will write information to the database log file so that if any recorvery is needed it is will be helpful.html (100 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Bulk load is also called direct loading. 2005 06:22:53 #1 prasad Nallapati RE: what is a junk dimension Click Here to view complete document A junk dimension is a collection of random transactional codes flags and/or text attributes that are unrelated to any particular dimension. October 17. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica .what is a junk dimension QUESTION #95 No best answer available. The junk dimension is simply a structure that provides a convenient place to store the junk attributes. ======================================= Rule of thumb For small number of rows use Normal load file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. and bulk loading fails a session if your mapping has primary keys ======================================= 95. A good example would be a trade fact in a company that brokers equity trades.file so we can not roll bac the transactions. compartivly Bulk load is pretty faster than normal load.

2005 01:29:07 #1 nandam Member Since: November 2005 Contribution: 1 RE: can we lookup a table from a source qualifer trans.. So from the base set of the dimensions that are already existing we pull out the dimensions that are frequently updated and put them into a separate table.html (101 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . This dimension table is called the junk dimension. we can't do. There are dimensions that are frequently updated. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= Junk dimensions are particularly useful in Snowflake schema and one of the reasons why snowfalke is preferred over the star schema.can we lookup a table from a source qualifer file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html transformation-unconnected lookup QUESTION #96 No best answer available. ======================================= . Click Here to view complete document no we cant lookup data ======================================= No. I will explain you why. 1) Unless you assign the output of the source qualifier to another transformation or to target no way it will include the feild in the query.. Some times a few dimensions discarded in a major dimensions That time we kept in to one place the all discarded dimensions that is called junk dimensions. November 22.A junk dimension is a used for constrain queary purpose based on text and flag values. ======================================= 96. 2) source qualifier don't have any variables feilds to utalize as expression.

how to get the first 100 rows from the flat file into the target? QUESTION #97 No best answer available.No it's not possible. Just add this Unix command in session properties --> Components --> Pre-session Command head -100 <source file path> > <new file name> Mention new file name and path in the Session --> Source properties.. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Use test download option if you want to use it for testing. ======================================= I'd copy first 100 records to new file and load. ======================================= 98. ======================================= 97..can we modify the data in flat file? .Informatica .Informatica . ======================================= Use a sequence generator set properties as reset and then use filter put condition as NEXTVAL< 100 . source qualifier don't have any variables fields to utilize as expression. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2.html Click Here to view complete document by usning shell script ======================================= please check this one task ----->(link) session (workflow manager) double click on link and type $$source sucsess rows(parameter in session variables) 100 it should automatically stops session. Put counter/sequence generator in mapping and perform it.html (102 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Hope it helps. ======================================= 1. 2005 01:07:33 #1 ravi RE: how to get the first 100 rows from the flat file i. October 04.

x..mean not manually. ======================================= Let's not discuss about manually modifying the data of flat file. Let's assume that the target is a flat file. ======================================= yes ======================================= yes ======================================= Can you please explian how to do this without modifying the flat file manually? ======================================= Just open the text file with notepad change what ever you want (but datatype should be the same) Cheers sithu ======================================= yes by open a text file and edit ======================================= You can generate a flat file with program. . do we have any options in the session or maaping to perform a similar task for a flat file target? I have heard about the append option in INFA 8.. October 04.html RE: can we modify the data in flat file? Click Here to view complete document can't ======================================= Manually Yes.html (103 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.QUESTION #98 No best answer available. But this is not a workaround for updating the rows. 2005 23:19:25 #1 ravikumar guturi file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. I want to update the data in the flat file target based on the input source rows. Like we use update strategy/ target properties in case of relational targets for update.. This may be helpful for incremental load in the flat file. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

Informatica .html September 30. Hope this helps. 2005 09:52:34 #1 renuka RE: difference between summary filter and details filt.html (104 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= You can modify the flat file using shell scripting in unix ( awk grep sed ).what are the difference between view and materialized view? QUESTION #100 No best answer available. 2005 00:34:20 #1 . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html ======================================= 99.Informatica .Please post your views.html (105 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Detail Filter --.. ======================================= Will it be correct to say that Summary Filter ----> HAVING Clause in SQL Details Filter ------> WHERE Clause in SQL ======================================= 100. December 01. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Sorting Options Page 1 of 3 « First 1 2 3 > Last » file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.difference between summary filter and details filter? QUESTION #99 No best answer available.we can apply to each and every record in a database. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Click Here to view complete document Hi Summary Filter --..we can apply records group by that contain common values.

to construct a data warehouse. A materialized view immediately carries the change done to its mater table even after the materialized . E.refreshes of the replicated daa can be done automatically by the database at time intervals. Unlike an ordinary view which does not take up any storage space or contain any data ======================================= view is a tailriad representaion of data its access data from existing table it have logical structure cant space occupation.khadarbasha Member Since: September 2005 Contribution: 2 RE: what are the difference between view and materiali.Materialized views can be used to replicate all or part of a single table or part of single table or to replicate the result of a query against multiple tables.html ======================================= A view do no derive the change made to it master table after the view is created.html (106 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. A materialized view provides indirect access to table data by storing the results of a query in a separate schema object. but meterailzedview stores precaluculated data its have physical structure space occupation ======================================= view is a tailraid representation of data but metereialized view is stores precaluculated data view is a logical structure but mview is physical structure view is cant occupie the space bu mview is occpies space.. Click Here to view complete document Materialized views are schema objects that can be used to summarize precompute replicate and distribute data.. ======================================= Diffence between View Materialized view If you (Change) update or insert in view the corresponding table will affect. but changes will not affect materialized view.g. ======================================= materialized views to store copies of data or aggregations. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

Once a view is instantiated performance can be quite good until it is aged out of the cache. Effectively u r calling the stored query. ======================================= 101.view is created. ======================================= In case of materialised view we can perform DML but reverse is not true in case of simple view. it doesn't have to resolve the query each time it is queried. ======================================= In materialized view we cann't perform DML operation but the reverse is true in case of simple view.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. here storage parameters are required. Depending on how large a result set and how complex the query a materialized view should perform better. November 23. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Click Here to view complete document . ======================================= A view is just a stored query and has no physical part. In case u want use the query repetadly or complex queries we store the queries in Db using View. like table. A materialized view has a physical table associated with it. ======================================= view. 2005 15:07:50 #1 sir RE: what is the difference between summary filter and .the select query is stored in the db. where as materialized view stores the data as well.What is the difference between summary filter and detail filter QUESTION #101 No best answer available.html (107 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result... whenever u use select from view the stored query is executed.

CompareData Warehousing TopDown approach withBottom-up approach QUESTION #102 No best answer available.where as detail filters can be applied on each and every rec of the data base.Informatica .summary filter can be applieid on a group of rows that contain a common value. ======================================= Top/down approach is better in datawarehousing ======================================= Rajesh: Bottom/Up approach is better ======================================= At the time of software intragartion buttom/up is good but implimentatino time top/down is good. which will need more crossfunctional skills and timetaking process also costly. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2005 12:22:13 #1 ravi kumar guturi RE: in datawarehousing approach(top/down) or (bottom/u. ======================================= 102... Click Here to view complete document bottom approach is the best because in 3 tier architecture datatier is the bottom one.html Sithu ======================================= in top down approch: first we have to build dataware house then we will build data marts. the data mart that is first . October 04. in bottom up approach: first we will build data marts then data warehuse.html (108 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= top down ODS-->ETL-->Datawarehouse-->Datamart-->OLAP Bottom up ODS-->ETL-->Datamart-->Datawarehouse-->OLAP Cheers file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

October 20.html Click Here to view complete document normal load is the best.Discuss which is better among incremental load.html (109 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= Nothing wrong with any of these approaches.build will remain as a proff of concept for the others. Otherwise Incremental load which can be better as it takes onle that data which is not available previously on the target. ======================================= normal is always preffered over bulk. less time as compared to above and less cost. ======================================= Normal Loading is Better ======================================= . ======================================= If the database supports bulk load option from Infromatica then using BULK LOAD for intial loading the tables is recommended. Lot of folks have a hybrid approach. It all depends on your business requirements and what is in place already at your company.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= 103.Informatica . Normal Load and Bulk load QUESTION #103 No best answer available. Depending upon the requirment we should choose between Normal and incremental loading strategies. ======================================= It depends on the requirement. 2005 03:06:53 #1 ravi guturi RE: incremental loading ? normal load and bulk load? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. For more info read Kimball vs Inmon.

html (110 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Rajesh:Normal load is Better ======================================= RE: incremental loading ? normal load and bulk load?<b. September 25.html sangeetha RE: What is the difference between connected and uncon. ======================================= .. It either runs before or after the session or is called by an expression in another transformation in the mapping. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica . QUESTION #104 No best answer available.What is the difference between connected and unconnected stored procedures. You should use a connected Stored Procedure transformation when you need data from an input port sent as an input parameter to the stored procedure or the results of a stored procedure sent as an output parameter to another transformation.(incremental load concept is differnt dont merge with bulk load mormal load) ======================================= 104.. All data entering the transformation through the input ports affects the stored procedure. connected: The flow of data through a mapping in connected mode also passes through the Stored Procedure transformation. Click Here to view complete document Unconnected: The unconnected Stored Procedure transformation is not connected directly to the flow of the mapping... ======================================= if supported by the database bulk load can do the loading faster than normal load. 2005 20:02:14 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.2 and Informatica 7.Run a stored procedure before or after your session. Note: To get multiple output parameters from an unconnected Stored Procedure transformation you must create variables for each output parameter.. Unconnected Run a stored procedure once during your mapping such as pre.0Yours sincerely.Rushi. Unconnected Cheers Sithu ======================================= 105. QUESTION #105 No best answer available.Differences between Informatica 6. Unconnected Run a stored procedure every time a row passes through the Stored Procedure transformation. 2005 01:17:06 #1 ravi RE: Differences between Informatica 6.or postsession.Informatica . Connected or Unconnected Run nested stored procedures. Connected or Unconnected Pass parameters to the stored procedure and receive multiple output parameters.html Call multiple times within a mapping. Unconnected Pass parameters to the stored procedure and receive a single output parameter. Connected or Unconnected Run a stored procedure based on data that passes through the mapping such as when a specific port does not contain a null value. For details see Calling a Stored Procedure From an Expression. Click Here to view complete document .html (111 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. October 04.2 and Informati. Unconnected file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

we can use pmcmdrep 5.html 8. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.0 intorduce custom transfermation and union transfermation and also flat file lookup condition. ======================================= Features in 7. 2) Exporting independent and dependent objects.in 7.data profilling ======================================= Can someone guide me on 1) Data profiling. Thanks in advance.grid servers working on different operating systems can coexist on same server 4. repositoryserver and repository? QUESTION #106 Powercenter server contains the sheduled runs at which time data should load from source to target Repository contains all the definitions of the mappings done in designer.lookup on flat file 3.union and custom transformation 2..we ca move mapping in any web application 7..html ======================================= . -Azhar ======================================= 106.Informatica .1 are : 1.html (112 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.whats the diff between Informatica powercenter server. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (113 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.we can export independent and dependent rep objects 6. November 08.version controlling file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2005 01:59:02 #1 Gokulnath_J Member Since: November 2005 Contribution: 3 RE: whats the diff between Informatica powercenter ser. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.

All the client tools communicate with the DB through Rep server. 2005 11:56:42 #1 Chandran file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html RE: how to create the staging area in your database . Infa server also communicates with the DB through Rep server..repository server and power center server access the repository for managing the data.html (114 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= power center server-power center server does the extraction from the source and loaded it to the target. Powercenter Server/Infa Server is responsible for execution of the components (sessions) stored in the repository. Infa server is one which is responsible for running the WF tasks etc. The reposiitory server controls the repository and maintains the data integrity and Consistency across the repository when multiple users use Informatica.it stores all metadata of the infa objects.e DB. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. repository-it is a place where all the metadata information is stored. all the metadata is retrived from the DB through Rep server. ======================================= 107.Informatica . ======================================= hi Repository is nothing but a set of tables created in a DB.. repository server-it takes care of the connection between the power center client and repository.how to create the staging area in your database QUESTION #107 client having database throught that data base u get all sources Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.Repository is a database in which all informatica componets are stored in the form of tables. Repository server is one which communicates with the repository i. November 02.

the tables will be created.. tmp-----> indicate temparary tables nothing but staging ======================================= 108. So more or less it should be exact replica of the source systems except for the laod startegy where we use truncate and reload options..html (115 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .. So create using the same layout as in your source tables or using the Generate SQL option in the Warehouse Designer tab. ======================================= creating of staging tables/area is the work of data modellor/dba.what does the expression n filter transformations do in Informatica Slowly growing target wizard? QUESTION #108 No best answer available. they will have some name to identified as staging like dwc_tmp_asset_eval. Filter transformation filters the rows that are not flagged and passes the flagged rows to the Update . November 02.just like create table <tablename>.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.======================================= If You have defined all the staging tables as tragets use option Targets--> Generate sql in warehouse designer ======================================= A Staging area in a DW is used as a temporary space to hold all the records from the source system. 2005 23:10:06 #1 sivapreddy Member Since: November 2005 Contribution: 1 RE: what does the expression n filter transformations ....html Click Here to view complete document dontknow ======================================= EXPESSION transformation detects and flags the rows from source. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

. 2005 11:29:11 #1 Manoj Kumar Panigrahi RE: Briefly explian the Versioning Concept in Power Ce.html (116 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.e add in Look up. QUESTION #109 No best answer available.1 use 9 Tem server i.strategy transformation ======================================= Expression finds the Primary key is or not and calculates new flag Based on that New Flag filter transformation filters the Data Cheers Sithu ======================================= You can use the Expression transformation to calculate values in a single row before you write to the target. For example you might need to adjust employee salaries concatenate first and last names or convert strings to numbers. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. November 29. ======================================= Hi manoj I appreciate ur response But can u be a bit clear thanks sri ======================================= When you create a version of a folder referenced by shortcuts all shortcuts continue to reference their . in 6. ======================================= 109.Briefly explian the Versioning Concept in Power Center 7.1. and add 5 transformation .html Click Here to view complete document In power center 7. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.x use 22 transformation.Informatica .x use only 8 tem server. But in power center 6..x anly 17 transformation but 7.

0. Click Here to view complete document Itz possible to join the two or more tables by using source qualifier. They do not automatically update to the current folder version.original object in the original version. For example if you have a shortcut to a source definition in the Marketing folder version 1.0. Therefore when possible do not version folders referenced by shortcuts.How to join two tables without using the Joiner Transformation. To avoid this you can recreate shortcuts pointing to earlier versions but this solution is not practical for much-used objects.Delete all the source qualifiers.html thiyagarajanc Member Since: November 2005 Contribution: 4 RE: How to join two tables without using the Joiner Tr. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2005 07:49:58 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. December 01.Informatica .But provided the tables should have relationship..0.Add a common source qualifier for all.. Cheers Sithu ======================================= 110. QUESTION #110 No best answer available.0 then you create a new folder version 1. Maintaining versions of shared folders can result in shortcuts pointing to different versions of the folder. Though shortcuts to different versions do not affect the server they might prove more difficult to maintain. When u drag n drop the tables u will getting the source qualifier for each table.0 the shortcut continues to point to the source definition in version 1.html (117 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.5.Right click on the source qualifier u will find EDIT .

Cheers Sithu ======================================= can do using source qualifer but some limitations are there. you can do also in Source Qualifier.Click on the properties tab u will find sql query in that u can write ur sqls ======================================= The Joiner transformation requires two input transformations from two separate pipelines. Note: you can only join 2 tables with Joiner Transformation but you can join two tables from different databases. Cheers Ray Anthony ======================================= hi u can join 2 RDBMS sources of same database using a SQ by specifying user defined joins..html (118 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Under its properties tab you can specify the user-defined join. An input transformation is any transformation connected to the input ports of the current transformation. u can also join two tables of same kind using a lookup. ======================================= . Cheers Sithu ======================================= joiner transformation is used to join n (n>1) tables from same or different databases but source qualifier transformation is used to join only n tables from same database . Any select statement you can run on a database.click on it. ======================================= simple In the session property user defined options is there by using this we can join with out joiner file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html ======================================= use Source Qualifier transformation to join tables on the SAME database.

html (119 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Click Here to view complete document hai The best way to find out bottlenecks is writing to flat file and see where the bottle neck is .Informatica . Click Here to view complete document It depends upon our requirment only. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2005 08:13:47 #1 kalyan RE: Identifying bottlenecks in various components of I. kalyan ======================================= 112. 2005 04:45:35 #1 Rishi RE: How do you decide whether you need ti do aggregati. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.If you have good processing database you can create aggregation table or view at database level else its better to use informatica. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. December 20. December 05... Here i'm explaing why we need to use informatica. QUESTION #111 No best answer available.111..Identifying bottlenecks in various components of Informatica and resolving them. ..Informatica .How do you decide whether you need ti do aggregations at database level or at Informatica level? QUESTION #112 No best answer available.

it all depends on the source u have and ur requirment. 2007 23:51:51 #1 Surendra Kumar .\ QUESTION #113 No best answer available. it definetly improves the performance.html see informatica is basically a integration tool.if u have a EMS Q or flat file or any source other than RDBMS u need info to do any kind of agg functions. If that happend total aggregation we need to execute on informatica also. etc. Unless this can be done if nobody deleted that cache files.what ever it may be informatica is a thrid party tool so it will take more time to process aggregation compared to the database but in Informatica an option we called Incremental aggregation which will help you to update the current values with current values +new values. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= hi file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 113. if in informatica if u r asking whether to do it in the mapping level or at DB level then fine its always better to do agg at the DB level by using SQL over ride in SQ if only aggr is the main purpose of ur mapping. No necessary to process entire values again and again.target Load option-.Informatica . In database we don't have Incremental aggregation facility.Source table has 1000 rows.. and u need to do some other things like looking up against some table or joining the agg result with the actual source. April 10. In session configuration --.html (120 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. if ur source is a RDBMS u r not only doing the aggregation using informatica right?? there will be a bussiness logic behind it..

Click Here to view complete document If you use bulk mode then it will be fast to load.what is the procedure to write the query to list the highest salary of three employees? QUESTION #114 No best answer available.html (121 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..Informatica ..RE: Source table has 1000 rows.. other wise go for normal option ======================================= 114. 2005 07:31:41 #1 thiyagarajanc Member Since: November 2005 Contribution: 4 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html RE: what is the procedure to write the query to list t. ======================================= If ur database supported bulk option Then choose the bulk option.. ======================================= SELECT sal FROM (SELECT sal FROM my_table ORDER BY sal DESC) WHERE ROWNUM < 4. you might as well use the Rank transformation.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. In session configurati. Click Here to view complete document select sal from (select sal from emp order by sal desc) where rownum < 3.. December 01. ======================================= hai there is max function in Informatica use it. check out the help file on how to use it.. . kalyan ======================================= since this is informatica.

======================================= 115. ======================================= the following is the query to find out the top three salaries in ORACLE:--(take emp table) select * from emp e where 3>(select count (*) from emp where e.html Click Here to view complete document Intially the session should be valid session. source target lookups expressions should be availble min 1 break point should be available for debugger to debug your session. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.sal) order by sal desc.sal>emp. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html ======================================= select max(sal) from emp.Cheers Ray Anthony file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..Informatica ..SQL> select * from 2 (select ename sal from emp order by sal desc) 3 where rownum< 3.which objects are required by the debugger to create a valid debug session? QUESTION #115 No best answer available. ======================================= hi We can create a valid debug session even without a single break-point.html (123 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2005 03:15:32 #1 Rishi RE: which objects are required by the debugger to crea. December 05. in SQL Server:-(take emp table) select top 10 sal from emp ======================================= You can write the query as follows. But we have to give valid .html (122 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (124 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Question is if you make N number of tables to participate at a time in processing what is the position of your database..9*( DTM buffer size/block size)*no.database connection details for sources targets and lookups used in the mapping and it should contain valid mapplets (if any in the mapping). .html Click Here to view complete document As per my knowledge there is no such restriction to use this number of sources or targets inside a mapping. ======================================= Informatica server must run ======================================= Informatica Server Object is must... 2005 03:21:24 #1 Rishi RE: What is the limit to the number of sources and tar.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Cheers Sithu ======================================= 116.What is the limit to the number of sources and targets you can have in a mapping QUESTION #116 No best answer available.of bloccks 0. December 05. no.of partitions. I orginzation point of view it is never encouraged to use N number of tables at a time It reduces database and informatica server performance ======================================= the restriction is only on the database side. how many concurrent threads r u allowed to run on the db server? ======================================= there is one formula.

Informatica .here no. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (125 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. The following example tests for various conditions and returns 0 if sales is zero or negative: IIF( SALES > 0 IIF( SALES < 50 SALARY1 IIF( SALES < 100 SALARY2 IIF( SALES < 200 SALARY3 BONUS))) 0 ) You can use DECODE instead of IIF in many cases.of blocks (source+targets)*2 ======================================= 117.html Click Here to view complete document You can use nested IIF statements to test multiple conditions.What are variable ports and list two situations . December 16. but by using decode retrieveing data is quick ======================================= Decode can be used in select statement whereas IIF cannot be used. 2005 10:27:07 #1 VJ RE: What is difference between IIF and DECODE function. ======================================= 118.What is difference between IIF and DECODE function QUESTION #117 No best answer available. DECODE may improve readability.. The following shows how you can use DECODE instead of IIF : SALES > 0 and SALES < 50 SALARY1 SALES > 49 AND SALES < 100 SALARY2 SALES > 99 AND SALES < 200 SALARY3 SALES > 199 BONUS) ======================================= u can use decode in conditioning coloumns also while we cann't use iff but u can use case.Informatica .. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

. Outport is used when data is mapped to next transformation. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (126 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.How does the server recognise the source and target databases? QUESTION #119 . If any addition i will be more than happy if you can share. 2005 20:41:34 #1 Rajesh RE: What are variable ports and list two situations wh. ======================================= 119. Variable port is used when we mathematical caluculations are required.html Click Here to view complete document We have mainly tree ports Inport Outport Variable port..+bonus ======================================= variable port is used to break the complex expression into simpler and also it is used to store intermediate values ======================================= Variable Ports usually carry intermediate data (values) and can be used in Expression transformation. December 19.2 Totalsal sal+comm. Inport represents data is flowing into transformation. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.when they can be used? QUESTION #118 No best answer available. ======================================= you can also use as for example consider price and quantity and total as a varaible we can mak a sum on the total_amt by giving sum(tatal_amt) ======================================= For example if you are trying to calculate bonus from emp table Bonus sal*0.Informatica .

Informatica . 2006 00:51:13 #1 reddeppa RE: How to retrive the records from a rejected file. January 01. u can modify the records and correct the things in the records and u can load them to the target directly from the reject file using Regect loader. Click Here to view complete document there is one utility called reject Loader where we can findout the reject records.and able to refine and reload the rejected records.if it is relational.. explane with syntax or example QUESTION #120 No best answer available. every time u run the session one reject file will be created and all the reject files will be there in the reject file. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html RE: How does the server recognise the source and targe.How to retrive the records from a rejected file.see we can make sure with connection in the properties of session both sources && targets. Click Here to view complete document by using ODBC connection.if is flat file FTP connection. correct. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. January 01.kumar.V ======================================= can you explain how to load rejected rows thro informatica ======================================= .No best answer available.. e... 2006 00:53:24 #1 reddeppa file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (127 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. ======================================= 120. ======================================= ya.if i am wrong pls.

2006 12:05:06 #1 reddeppa How to lookup the data on multiple tabels. QUESTION #121 No best answer available.1\Server) These bad files can be imported as flat a file in source then thro' direct maping we can load these files in desired format. It is possible to SQL Override.html (128 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= just check with import option ======================================= How to lookup the data on multiple tabels.During the execution of workflow all the rejected rows will be stored in bad files(where your informatica server get installed. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.How to lookup the data on multiple tabels. How can i.we can lookup the Data on multiple tables. informatica provieds lookup on joined tables hats off to informatica.See in the properties.. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document why using SQL override.Informatica . .. ======================================= if u want to lookup data on multiple tables at a time u can do one thing join the tables which u want then lookup that joined table. But my question is I have two sources or target tables i want to lookup that two sources or target tables.. ======================================= Hi Thanks for your responce.tab.html January 05. ======================================= 121. ======================================= Hi You can do it.C:\Program Files\Informatica PowerCenter 7.

u can now continue this query. So click skip and the use the sql overide property in properties tab to join two table for lookup.. if u want to use a order by then use -. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.When you create lookup transformation that time INFA asks for table name so you can choose either source target import and skip. to be more specific if the two tables are relational then u can use the SQL lookup over ride option to join the two tables in the lookup properties.What is the procedure to load the fact table. January 19.Give .Give in detail? QUESTION #122 No best answer available. hope this is more clear ======================================= 122.html join the two source by using the joiner transformation and then apply a look up on the resaulting table ======================================= hi what ever my friends have answered earlier is correct.html (130 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. eg: lookup default query will be select lookup table column_names from lookup_table.u cannot join a flat file and a relatioanl table. 2006 14:26:22 #1 Guest RE: What is the procedure to load the fact table.html Click Here to view complete document Based on the requirement to your fact table choose the sources and data and transform it based on ..at the end of the order by.html (129 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica . add column_names of the 2nd table with the qualifier and a where clause. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

QUESTION #123 . For the fact table you need a primary key so use a sequence generator transformation to generate a unique key and pipe it to the target (fact) table with the foreign keys from the source tables. ======================================= first dimenstion tables need to be loaded then according to the specifications the fact tables should be loaded. when data from source is looked up against the dim table the corresponding keys are sent to the fact table.What is the use of incremental aggregation? Explain me in brief with an example. ======================================= 123.some times only the existance check will be done and the prod_id itself will be sent to the fact. Please correct if I am wrong. e.e) the getting started wizard and slowly changing dimension wizard to load the fact and dimension tables by using these 2 wizards we can create different types of mappings according to the business requirements and load into the star schemas(fact and dimension tables). dont think that fact tables r different in case of loading it is general mapping as we do for other tables.Informatica . specifications will play important role for loading the fact.your business needs. ======================================= hi usually source records are looked up with the records in the dimension table.DIM tables are called lookup or reference table. all the possible values are stored in DIM table.g product all the existing prod_id will be in DIM table. ======================================= we use the 2 wizards (i.this is not the fixed rule to be followed it may vary as per ur requirments and methods u follow.

html . in that u will have a "distinct" option make use of it . 2006 11:58:51 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. it passes new source data through the mapping and uses historical chache data to perform new aggregation caluculations incrementaly. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document its a session option.html gazulas Member Since: January 2006 Contribution: 17 RE: What is the use of incremental aggregation? Explai.No best answer available. January 29. ======================================= Incremental aggregation is in session properties i have 500 records in my source and again i got 300 records if u r not using incremental aggregation what are calculation r using on 500 records again that calculation will be done on 500+ 300 records if u r using incremental aggregation calculation will be done one only what are new records (300) that will be calculated dur to this one performance will increasing.How to delete duplicate rows in flat files source is any option in informatica QUESTION #124 Submitted by: gazulas use a sorter transformation . ======================================= 124...html (131 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. for performance we will use it. when the informatica server performs incremental aggr. Above answer was rated as good by the following members: sn3508 Click Here to view complete document use a sorter transformation in that u will have a distinct option make use of it .Informatica .html (132 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

Correct me if I am wrong.. ======================================= You cannot write SQL override for flat file ======================================= 125.Informatica . ======================================= Instead we can use 'select distinct' query in Source qualifier of the source Flat file. if we do that it will be like a layman's work.and also it avoids creating of multiple mappings.mapping parameters and variables has to create in the mapping designer by choosing the menu option as Mapping ----> parameters and variables . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. it helps in adding incremental data.u can assign a value to them in designer.how to use mapping parameters and what is their use QUESTION #125 No best answer available. so every day u have to go to that mapping and change the day so that the particular data will be extracted . suppose ur source system contains the day column. comming to there uses suppose u r doing incremental extractions daily.hi u can use a dynamic lookup or an aggregator or a sorter for doing this. ======================================= mapping parameters and variables make the use of mappings more flexible. there comes the concept of mapping parameters and variables. January 29. Click Here to view complete document in designer u will find the mapping parameters and variables options. once if u assign a value to a mapping variable then it will change between sessions.. 2006 11:47:14 #1 gazulas Member Since: January 2006 Contribution: 17 RE: how to use mapping parameters and what is their us.

Informatica .and the enter the name for the variable or parameter but it has to be preceded by $$. if ther parameter is npt present it uses the initial value which is file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= . however the final step is optional.html (133 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..Can we use aggregator/active transformation after update strategy transformation QUESTION #126 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. January 30.but we can use passive transformation ======================================= I guess no update can be placed just before to the target qs per my knowledge ======================================= You can use aggregator after update strategy. 2006 05:06:08 #1 jawahar RE: Can we use aggregator/active transformation after . just enter filter condition and finally create a parameter file to assgn the value for the variable / parameter and configigure the session properties. The problem will be once you perform the update strategy say you had flagged some rows to be deleted and you had performed aggregator transformation for all rows say you are using SUM function then the deleted rows will be subtracted from this aggregator transformation.html assigned at the time of creating the variable ======================================= 126.. Click Here to view complete document we can use but the update flag will not be remain. and choose type as parameter/variable datatypeonce defined the variable/parameter is in the any expression for example in SQ transformation in the source filter prop[erties tab.

the site must be helpfull to other please keep that in the mind. i had discussed with my project manager about this.. regarding why dimenstion tables r in denormalised in nature. refer it once again in the manual its not wrong.127. January 31. what he told is :-> . so all the dimensions are marinating historical data they are de normalized because of duplicate entry means not exactly duplicate record with same employee number another record is maintaining in the table.html Click Here to view complete document Because in Data warehousing historical data should be maintained to maintain historical data means suppose one employee details like where previously he worked and now where he is working all details should be maintain in one table if u maintain primary key it won't allow the duplicate records with same employee id.why dimenstion tables are denormalized in nature ? QUESTION #127 No best answer available. so to maintain historical data we are all going for concept data warehousing by using surrogate keys we can achieve the historical data(using oracle sequence for critical column).. ======================================= dear reham thanks for ur responce First of all i want to tell one thing to all users who r using this site.html (134 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 04:05:43 #1 Rahman RE: why dimenstion tables are denormalized in nature ?. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . If we give wrong answers lot of people who did't know the answer thought it as the correct answer and may fail in the interview. please give answers only if u r confident about it.

If I am wrong please correct.. ======================================= hello everyone i don't know the answer of this question but i ve to tell u that how can we say that dimension table is denormalized because in snowflake schema we normalized all the dimension tables. so if we have both child and parent in the same table we can always refer immediately. Apart from this we maintain Hierarchy in these tables.Denormalized And Dimension Tables . this may be a case. Thats why we maintain hierarchy in dimension tables and based on the business we decide whether to maintain in the same table or different tables. if we normalized the dimension table we will create such intermediate tables and that will not be efficient ======================================= Yes what your manager told is correct.html (135 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.county > city > state > territory > division > region > nation If we have different tables for all it would be a waste of database space and also we need to query all file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. for efficient query performance it is best if the query picks up an attribute from the dimension table and goes directly to the fact table and do not thru the intermediate tables. For example if there is a child table and then a parent table.html these tables everytime. if both child and parent are kept in different tables one has to every time join or query both these tables to get the parent child relation.The attributes in a dimension tables are used over again and again in queries. ======================================= . Similary if we have a hierarchy something like this. Maintaining Hierarchy is pretty important in the dwh environment.Normalized. what would be ur comment on this?? ======================================= I am a beginner to DW but as I know fact tables ..

we can stop it using PMCMD command or in the monitor right click on that perticular session and select stop. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 129.How do you handle decimal places while importing a flatfile into informatica? QUESTION #129 No best answer available. we start using raise event. this is as per my knowledge.De-normalization is basically the concept of keeping all the dimension hierarchies in a single dimensions tables. Please pick the good answer available or submit your .Informatica .this will stop the current session and the sessions next to it. ======================================= 128.html (136 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . ======================================= hi we can stop it using PMCMD command or in the monitor right click on that perticular session and select stop. This causes less number of joins while retriving data from dimensions and hence faster data retrival.In a sequential Batch how can we stop single session? QUESTION #128 Submitted by: prasadns26 hi.this will stop the current session and the sessions next to it.html Above answer was rated as good by the following members: sn3508 Click Here to view complete document we have a task called wait event using that we can stop. This is why dimensions in OLAP systems are de-normalized.

html Click Here to view complete document while geeting the data from flat file in informatica ie import data from flat file it will ask for the precision just enter that ======================================= while importing the flat file the flat file wizard helps in configuring the properties of the file so that select the numeric column and just enter the precision value and the scale.If you have four lookup tables in the workflow. in the mapping the flat file source supports only number datatype(no decimal and integer). 2006 20:44:03 #1 rajendar RE: How do you handle decimal places while importing a. In the SQ associated with that source will have a data type as decimal for that number port of the source.answer. hence decimal is taken care.. How do you troubleshoot to improve performance? QUESTION #130 . precision includes the scale for example if the number is 98888.Integer is not supported. ======================================= 130.html (137 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . source ->number datatype port ->SQ -> decimal datatype. February 11. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. ======================================= hi while importing flat file definetion just specify the scale for a neumaric data type.654 enter precision as 8 and scale as 3 and width as 10 for fixed width flat file ======================================= you can handle that by simply using the source analyzer window and then go to the ports of that flat file representations and changing the precision and scales.

only the new rows will come to mapping and the process will be fast . 2006 08:52:18 #1 swati RE: How do I import VSAM files from source to target..Informatica . 2) divide the lookup mapping into two (a) dedicate one for insert means: source target these r new rows . 1) we can create an index for the lookup table if we have permissions(staging area). 2006 15:51:01 #1 swapna Use shared cache file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 3)we can increase the chache size of the lookup. . February 13. Do I need a special plugin QUESTION #131 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. ======================================= 131. ======================================= . Click Here to view complete document As far my knowledge by using power exchange tool convert vsam file to oracle tables then do mapping as usual to the target table.html Click Here to view complete document When a workflow has multiple lookup tables use shered cache .html (138 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= there r many ways to improve the mapping which has multiple lookups.No best answer available.How do I import VSAM files from source to target. (b) dedicate the second one to update : source target these r existing rows. only the rows which exists allready will come into the mapping. February 10. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

html Farid khan Pathan..Differences between Normalizer and Normalizer transformation.Informatica . It can do a direct read/write to VSAM. March 08. ======================================= PowerExchange does not need to copy your VSAM file to Oracle unless you want to do that. Have worked on KSDS and ESDS file types. QUESTION #132 No best answer available. ======================================= Yes you will need PowerExchange.html (139 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. With the product you can read from and write to VSAM.Informatica . You will need PowerExchange client on your platform and a PowerExchange listener on each of the mainframe platform(s) that you wish to work on. 2006 06:03:58 #1 ravi kumar guturi RE: Differences between Normalizer and Normalizer tran.Hi In mapping Designer we have direct option to import files from VSAM Navigation : Sources > Import from file > file from COBOL. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.What is IQD file? . ======================================= 132.. Click Here to view complete document Normalizer: It is a transormation mainly using for cobol sources it's change the rows into coloums and columns into rows Normalization:To remove the retundancy and inconsitecy ======================================= 133. I have used it to read VSAM from one mainframe platform and write to a different platform. Thanks file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

March 08. data cleansing.In data source type we select Impromptu Query Definetion. sampling? Click Here to view complete document simply man Cleansing:---TO identify and remove the retundacy and inconsistency sampling: just smaple the data throug send the data from source to target ======================================= 135.How to import oracle sequence into Informatica.Informatica .html (140 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. QUESTION #135 .What is data merging. ======================================= IQD file is nothing but Impromptu Query Definition. sampling? QUESTION #134 No best answer available. 2006 06:01:26 #1 ravi kumar guturi RE: What is data merging. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 05:41:52 #1 sathyanath.QUESTION #133 No best answer available.This file used for creating cubes in COGNOS Powerplay Transformer. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.gopi Member Since: February 2006 Contribution: 2 RE: What is IQD file? Click Here to view complete document IQD file is nothing but Impromptu Query Definetion This file is maily used in Cognos Impromptu tool after creating a imr( report) we save the imr as IQD file which is used while creating a cube in power play transformer.html February 27. data cleansing. ======================================= 134.

With out using Updatestretagy and sessons options.. can u help me with this.Informatica . February 14...and i want to use them in informatica.using stored procedure and load them into target..Can you jsut tell me a procedure to generate sequence number in SQl like. Click Here to view complete document CREATE ONE PROCEDURE AND DECLARE THE SEQUENCE INSIDE THE PROCEDURE FINALLY CALL THE PROCEDURE IN INFORMATICA WITH THE HELP OF STORED PROCEDURE TRANSFORMATION..html February 15. how we can do the update our target table? QUESTION #136 No best answer available.. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (142 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Thanks Good Luck! ======================================= Hi sunil I got a problem with this.if still is there any problem please contact me. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..No best answer available.html (141 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. if i give n no of emplyees it should generate seq..html .. thanks ======================================= 136. 2006 05:39:04 #1 sunil kumar RE: How to import oracle sequence into Informatica. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. 2006 23:48:35 #1 Saritha RE: With out using Updatestretagy and sessons options. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..

2006 08:45:49 #1 geek_78 Member Since: February 2006 Contribution: 1 .Informatica . update override in target properties is used basically for updating the target table based on a non key column. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= In session properties There is an option insert update insert as update update as update like that by using this we will easily solve ======================================= By default all the rows in the session is set as insert flag you can change it in the session general properties -.e.now you can update the rows in the target table ======================================= hi if ur database is teradata we can do it with a tpump or mload external loader. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. what are the possible errors it will be thrown? QUESTION #137 No best answer available.Two relational tables are connected to SQ Trans.Click Here to view complete document you can use this by using update override in target properties ======================================= using update override in target option.Treate source rows as :update so all the incoming rows will be set with update flag.g update by ename.its not a key column in the EMP table.html 137.But if u use a UPD or session level properties it necessarily should have a PK. February 18.html (143 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

No errors will be perform Regards R. March 02.Informatica .. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Both the table should have primary key/foreign key relation ship 2..html Above answer was rated as good by the following members: sn3508 Click Here to view complete document Partition points mark the thread boundaries in a source pipeline and divide the pipeline into stages. 2006 17:18:19 #1 Gayathri RE: what are cost based and rule based approaches and .Informatica .RE: Two relational tables are connected to SQ Trans. Both the table should be available in the same schema or same database ======================================= 138. Click Here to view complete document We can connect two relational table in one sq Transformation.html (144 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result... ======================================= 139. Click Here to view complete document Cost based and rule based approaches are the optimization techniques which are used in related to databases where we need to optimize a sql query. .what are cost based and rule based approaches and the difference QUESTION #139 No best answer available.what are partition points? QUESTION #138 Submitted by: saritha Partition points mark the thread boundaries in a source pipeline and divide the pipeline into stages.wh.Karthikeyan ======================================= The only two possibilities as of I know is 1.

Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (145 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. bcz the third has some disadvantages. ======================================= 140. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. If the table is not analysed the Oracle follows RBO.what is mystery dimention? QUESTION #140 No best answer available. 2006 23:55:59 #1 Reddy RE: what is mystery dimention? Click Here to view complete document using Mystery Dimension ur maitaining the mystery data in ur Project. 2. 1. So in this process Oracle follows these optimization techniques. For the first time if table is not analysed Oracle will go with full table scan.html Use: If the table you are trying to query is already analysed then oracle will go with CBO. Rule base optimizer(RBO): this basically follows the rules which are needed for executing a query.) When ever you process any sql query in Oracle what oracle engine internally does is it reads the query and decides which will the best possible way for executing the query. ======================================= Plz explain me Clearly what is meant by Mystery Dimension? . cost based Optimizer(CBO): If a sql query can be executed in 2 different ways ( like may have path 1 and path2 for same query) then What CBO does is it basically calculates the cost of each path and the analyses for which path the cost of execution is less and then executes that path so that it can optimize the quey execution. So depending on the number of rules which are to be applied the optimzer runs the query.Basically Oracle provides Two types of Optimizers (indeed 3 but we use only these two techniques.Informatica . March 05.

Informatica .jhtml ======================================= 141. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.======================================= Also known as Junk Dimensions Making sense of the rogue fields in your fact table.html (146 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.com/000320/webhouse.what is difference b/w Informatica 7.1 and Abiniti.1 and Abinitio QUESTION #141 No best answer available... Please read the article http://www. Click Here to view complete document in Informatica there is the concept of co-operating system which makes the mapping in parallel fashion which is not in Informatica ======================================= There is a lot of diffrence between informatica an Ab Initio In Ab Initio we r using 3 parllalisim but Informatica using 1 parllalisim In Ab Initio no scheduling option we can scheduled manully or pl/sql script but informatica contains 4 scheduling options Ab Inition contains co-operating system but informatica is not Ramp time is very quickly in Ab Initio campare than Informatica Ab Initio is userfriendly than Informatica ======================================= 142..What is Micro Strategy? Why is it used for? Can any one explain in detail about it? QUESTION #142 .html February 24. 2006 01:25:58 #1 Niraj Kumar RE: what is difference b/w Informatica 7.intelligententerprise.Informatica .

html (148 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM . Click Here to view complete document Micro strategy is again an BI tool whicl is a HOLAP.. 2006 05:50:15 #1 ravi kumar guturi RE: Can i start and stop single session in concurent b. 2007 10:55:26 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer...html (147 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 03:28:52 #1 kundan RE: What is Micro Strategy? Why is it used for? Can an.Informatica . March 08. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica .. IT HAS A FULL RANGE OF REPORTING ON WEB ALSO IN WINDOWS.... file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. April 11. Click Here to view complete document ya shoor Just right click on the particular session and going to recovery option or by using event wait and event rise ======================================= 144. u can create 2 dimensional report and also cubes in here.html March 11..Can i start and stop single session in concurent bstch? QUESTION #143 No best answer available....basically a reporting tool.. ======================================= 143. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.what is the gap analysis? QUESTION #144 No best answer available.No best answer available.

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vizaik Member Since: March 2007 Contribution: 30 RE: what is the gap analysis? Click Here to view complete document For a project there will be: 1.BRD(Business Requirement Document)-BA 2.SSSD(Source System Study Document)-BA BRD consists of the requirements of the client. SSSD consists of the source system study. The source that does not the meet the requiremnts specified in BRD using the source given in the SSSD is treated as gap analysis. or in one word the difference between 1 and 2 is called gap analysis. =======================================

145.Informatica - what is the difference between stop and abort
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March 02, 2006 15:17:45 #1 Sirisha RE: what is the difference between stop and abort Click Here to view complete document The PowerCenter Server handles the abort command for the Session task like the stop command except it has a timeout period of 60 seconds. If the PowerCenter Server cannot finish processing and committing data within the timeout period it kills the DTM process and terminates the session. ======================================= stop: _______If the session u want to stop is a part of batch you must stop the batch if the batch is part of nested batch Stop the outer most bacth\ Abort:---You can issue the abort command it is similar to stop command except it has 60 second time out .
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If the server cannot finish processing and commiting data with in 60 sec ======================================= Stop: In this case data query from source databases is stopped immediately but whatever data has been loaded into buffer there transformations and loading contunes.Abort: Same as Stop but in this case maximum time allowed for buffered data is 60 Seconds. ======================================= Stop: In this case data query from source databases is stopped immediately but whatever data has been loaded into buffer there transformations and loading contunes. Abort: Same as Stop but in this case maximum time allowed for buffered data is 60 Seconds. =======================================

146.Informatica - can we run a group of sessions without using workflow manager
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March 05, 2006 23:48:38 #1 Reddy RE: can we run a group of sessions without using workf... Click Here to view complete document ya Its Posible using pmcmd Command with out using the workflow Manager run the group of session. as per my knowledge i give the answer. =======================================

147.Informatica - what is meant by complex mapping,
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RE: what is meant by complex mapping, Click Here to view complete document complex mapping means having more business rules . ======================================= Complex maping means involved in more logic and more business rules. Actually in my project complex mapping is In my bank project I involved in construct a 1 dataware house Meny customer is there in my bank project They r after taking loans relocated in to another place that time i feel to diffcult maintain both prvious and current adresses in the sense i am using scd2 This is an simple example of complex mapping =======================================

148.Informatica - explain use of update strategy transformation
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March 22, 2006 00:00:52 #1 satyambabu RE: explain use of update strategy transformation
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Click Here to view complete document maintain the history data and maintain the most recent changaes data. ======================================= To flag source records as INSERT DELETE UPDATE or REJECT for target database. Default flag is Insert. This is must for Incremental Data Loading. =======================================

149.Informatica - what are mapping parameters and varibles in which situation we can use it
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March 16, 2006 06:27:48 #1 Girish RE: what are mapping parameters and varibles in which ... Click Here to view complete document Mapping parameters have a constant value through out the session whereas in mapping variable the values change and the informatica server saves the values in the repository and uses next time when u run the session. ======================================= If we need to change certain attributes of a mapping after every time the session is run it will be very difficult to edit the mapping and then change the attribute. So we use mapping parameters and variables and define the values in a parameter file. Then we could edit the parameter file to change the attribute values. This makes the process simple. Mapping parameter values remain constant. If we need to change the parameter value then we need to edit the parameter file . But value of mapping variables can be changed by using variable function. If we need to increment the attribute value by 1 after every session run then we can use mapping variables . In a mapping parameter we need to manually edit the attribute value in the parameter file after every session run.
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======================================= How can you edit the parameter file? Once you setup a mapping variable how can you define them in a parameter file? =======================================

150.Informatica - what is worklet and what use of worklet and in which situation we can use it

QUESTION #150 Submitted by: SSekar Worklet is a set of tasks. If a certain set of task has to be reused in many workflows then we use worklets. To execute a Worklet, it has to be placed inside a workflow. The use of worklet in a workflow is similar to the use of mapplet in a mapping. Above answer was rated as good by the following members: sn3508 Click Here to view complete document
A set of worlflow tasks is called worklet Workflow tasks means 1)timer2)decesion3)command4)eventwait5)eventrise6)mail etc...... But we r use diffrent situations by using this only ======================================= Worklet is a set of tasks. If a certain set of task has to be reused in many workflows then we use worklets. To execute a Worklet it has to be placed inside a workflow. The use of worklet in a workflow is similar to the use of mapplet in a mapping. =======================================
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Worklet is reusable workflows. It might contain more than on task in it. We can use these worklets in other workflows. ======================================= Besides the reusability of a worklet as mentioned above we can also use a worklet to group related sessions together in a very big workflow. Suppose we have to extract a file and then load a fact table in the workflow we can use one worklet to load/update dimensions. =======================================

151.Informatica - How do you configure mapping in informatica
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March 17, 2006 05:34:39 #1 suresh RE: How do you configure mapping in informatica Click Here to view complete document You should configure the mapping with the least number of transformations and expressions to do the most amount of work possible. You should minimize the amount of data moved by deleting unnecessary links between transformations. For transformations that use data cache (such as Aggregator Joiner Rank and Lookup transformations) limit connected input/output or output ports. Limiting the number of connected input/output or output ports reduces the amount of data the transformations store in the data cache. You can also perform the following tasks to optimize the mapping: l Configure single-pass reading. l Optimize datatype conversions. l Eliminate transformation errors. l Optimize transformations. l Optimize expressions. You should configure the mapping with the least number of transformations and expressions to do the most amount of work possible. You should minimize the amount of data moved by deleting unnecessary links between transformations. For transformations that use data cache (such as Aggregator Joiner Rank and Lookup transformations) limit connected input/output or output ports. Limiting the number of connected input/output or output ports reduces the amount of data the transformations store in the data cache.
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You can also perform the following tasks to optimize the mapping: m Configure single-pass reading. m Optimize datatype conversions. m Eliminate transformation errors. m Optimize transformations. m Optimize expressions. =======================================

what is difference between COM & DCOM? QUESTION #153 No best answer available. So Bulk loading will not perform the recovery as required.152.COM Componenets . ======================================= no why because in bulk load u wont create redo log file when u normal load we create redo log file but in bulk load session performance increases ======================================= 153.Informatica . October 05. Above answer was rated as good by the following members: sn3508 Click Here to view complete document It's not possible ======================================= If the session is configured to use in bulk mode it will not write recovery information to recovery tables.Informatica .Can i use a session Bulk loading option that time can i make a recovery to the session? QUESTION #152 Submitted by: SSekar If the session is configured to use in bulk mode it will not write recovery information to recovery tables. So Bulk loading will not perform the recovery as required.html (155 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html RE: what is difference between COM & DCOM? Click Here to view complete document Hai COM is technology developed by Microsoft which is based on OO Design . 2006 01:23:48 #1 balaji file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

ldap authentication ======================================= . ======================================= 154.we can write to XML target.1 version when compared to 6.html .there is propogate option i.we can lookup a flat file . April 04.1. Click Here to view complete document I'm a newbie. 2006 01:07:29 #1 sn3508 Member Since: April 2006 Contribution: 20 RE: what are the enhancements made to Informatica 7.version controlling 6.we can export independent&dependent repository objects 5.supporting of 64mb architecture 8.e if we change any datatype of a field all the linked columns will reflect that change file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Correct me if I'm wrong.html (156 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .union & custom transformation 2.2 version? QUESTION #154 No best answer available..union and custom transformation ..1..exposes its interfaces at interface pointer where client access Components intrerface. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.what are the enhancements made to Informatica 7.we can use pmcmd command 4. In 7+ versions . DCOM is the protocol which enables the s/w componenets in different machine to communicate with each other through n/w .2.data proffiling 7. .we can use upto 64 partitions ======================================= 1.lookup on flatfile 3.

155. May 01.html (157 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.>wh_sales_branch.Informatica .we use multiple look ups.what is the exact meaning of domain? QUESTION #156 No best answer available.Informatica .if u have different wh_keys in ur target table and ur souce table only has its columns but not wh_keys.depending upon the targets ======================================= 156.. ======================================= u mean only look up trf and not any other transformations? be clear? if not one senario is that we can use multiple connected loopup trf depending upon the target.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html Click Here to view complete document Use Multiple Lookups in the mapping ======================================= Use unconnected lookup if same lookup repeats multiple times. 2006 16:26:57 #1 Sri RE: how do you create a mapping using multiple lookup . March 30.how do you create a mapping using multiple lookup transformation? QUESTION #155 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 16:51:12 #1 kalyan RE: what is the exact meaning of domain? Click Here to view complete document . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result...so inorder to connect coloumn to wh_key coloumn eg:sales_branch.

This is possible only in PowerCenter and not PowerMart.A central Global repository (GDR) along with the registered Local repositories (LDR) to this GDR. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. .html ======================================= 157. ======================================= In Database parlance you can define a domain a set of all possible permissible values for any attribute .a particular environment or a name that identifies one or more IP addressesexample gov .html (158 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.commercial business net .what is the hierarchies in DWH QUESTION #157 No best answer available.etc ======================================= Domain in Informatica means .Network organizations ca .Organizations (nonprofit) mil Military com .Informatica . Thanks. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.India ======================================= Domain is nothing but give a comlete information on a particular subject area.Canada th . Like you can say the domain for attribute Credit Card No# consists of all possible valid 16 digit numbers.. like sales domain telecom domain.Government agencies edu . May 01. 2006 16:37:54 #1 kalyan RE: what is the hierarchies in DWH Click Here to view complete document Data sources ---> Data acquisition ---> Warehouse ---> Front end tools ---> Metadata management ---> Data warehouse operation management ======================================= Hierarchy in DWH is nothing but an ordered series of related dimensions grouped together to perform multidimensional analysis.Educational institutions org ..Thailand in .

Golf game ususally Ranks this way. This is usually a Gold Ranking. Rank is followed by the Position.html 3 4 Same ranks are assigned to same totals/numbers/names.======================================= 158.html (159 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Golf game ususally .Informatica . the next rank follows the serial number. Rank is followed by the Position. Above answer was rated as good by the following members: sn3508 Click Here to view complete document Rank: 1 2<--2nd position 2<--3rd position 4 5 Same Rank is assigned to same totals/numbers. Dense Rank: 1 2<--2nd position 2<--3rd position file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Difference between Rank and Dense Rank? QUESTION #158 Submitted by: sm1506 Rank: 1 2<--2nd position 2<--3rd position 4 5 Same Rank is assigned to same totals/numbers.

======================================= 159. Of group By columns 2. April 09. Dense Rank: 1 2<--2nd position 2<--3rd position 3 4 Same ranks are assigned to same totals/numbers/names. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html maverickwild Member Since: November 2005 Contribution: 3 RE: can anyone explain about incremental aggregation w. the next rank follows the serial number. Of aggreagte columns the incremental aggreagtion is used when we have historical data in place which will be used in aggregation incremental aggregation uses the cache which contains the historical data and for each group by column value already present in cache it add the data value to its corresponding data cache value and outputs the row in case of a incoming value having no match in index cache the new values for group by and output ports are inserted into the cache . Click Here to view complete document When you use aggregator transformation to aggregate it creates index and data caches to store the data 1..Informatica .html (160 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Ranks this way. ======================================= Incremental aggregation is specially used for tune the performance of the aggregator.can anyone explain about incremental aggregation with an example? QUESTION #159 No best answer available. 2006 21:15:24 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. It captures the . This is usually a Gold Ranking..

example In Banking Domain we can fetch four attributes accounting to a junk dimensions like from the Overall_Transaction_master table tput flag tcmp flag del flag advance flag all these attributes can be a part of a junk dimensions. This improves the performance because you are not reading the entire source each time you run the session.html Click Here to view complete document Junk Dimension A Dimension is called junk dimension if it contains attribute which are rarely changed ormodified. thankxregards raghavendra ======================================= Hi In the requirment collection phase all the attributes that are likely to be used in any dimension will be gathered. ======================================= 160.What is meant by Junk Attribute in Informatica? QUESTION #160 No best answer available.html (161 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. while creating a dimension we use all the related attributes of that dimesion from the gathered list.Informatica .Informatica Live Interview Questions .change each time (incrementally) you run the transformation and then performs the aggregation function to the changed rows and not to the entire rows. April 17. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. At the last a dimension will be created with all the left over attributes which is usually called as JUNK Dimension and the attributes are called JUNK Attributes. ======================================= 161. 2006 10:10:23 #1 raghavendra RE: What is meant by Junk Attribute in Informatica? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .

any body can help giving answers for others also. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html ======================================= confirmed dimension one dimension that shares with two fact table factless means fact table without measures only contains foreign keys-two types of factless table one is event tracking and other is covergae table Bit map indexes preffered in the data ware housing Metedata is data about data here every thing is stored example-mapping sessions privileges other data in informatica we can see the metedata in the repository. Explain grouped cross tab? Explain reference cursor What are parallel query's and query hints What is meta data and system catalog What is factless fact schema What is confirmed dimension Which kind of index is preferred in DWH Why do we use DSS database for OLAP tools Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.QUESTION #161 here are some of the interview questions i could not answer. System catalog that we used in the cognos that also contains data tables privileges predefined filter etc using this catalog we generate reports group cross tab is a type of report in cognos where we have to assign 3 measures for getting the result ======================================= Hi Bin I doubt your answer about the Grouped Cross Tab where you said 3 measure are to be specified which i . 2006 07:27:07 #1 binoy_pa Member Since: April 2006 Contribution: 5 RE: Informatica Live Interview Questions file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. thanks in advance. April 17.html (162 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

And this is known gruped Cross tab.so that the cursor can fetch the data from that table ======================================= grouped cross tab is the single report which contains number of crosstab report based on the grouped items.html (164 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html ======================================= . INDIA M1 M2 Banglore 542 542 Hyderabad 255 458 Chennai 45 254 USA M1 M2 LA 578 5876 Chicago 4785 546 Washington DC 548 556 PAKISTAN M1 M2 Lahore 457 875 Karachi 458 687 Islamabad 7894 64 Thanks file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. like Here countries are groupe items.html ======================================= The cursor which is not declared in the declaration section but in executable section where we can give the table name dynamically there. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.feel is wrong.html (163 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. I think that grouped cross tab has only one measure but the side and row headers are grouped like India China Mah | Goa XYZ | PQR 2000 20K 30K 45K 55K 2001 39K 60K 34K 66K Here the cross tab is grouped on Country and then State. Similary even we can go further to drill year to Quarters.

These tables will be used to store data from the source which will be cleaned transformed and undergo some business logic. These reports are used by the users analysts to extract strategic information which helps in decision making.how do we remove the staging area QUESTION #162 No best answer available. staging area is just a set of intermediate tables. Load data directly into Target Hanu. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. DSS->Decision Support System. OLAP tools obviously use data from a DWH which is transformed to generate reports. ======================================= The Default Index type for DWH is bitmap(non-unique)index ======================================= 162. ======================================= hi this question is logically not correct.Once the source data is done with the above process data from STG will be populated to the final Fact table through a simple one to one mapping.Hi Rest of the answers are given by friends earlier. DSS data base is nothing but a DWH.u can create or maintain these tables in the same database as of ur DWH or in a different DB. 2006 12:39:29 #1 Hanu RE: how do we remove the staging area file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (165 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. June 08. .html Click Here to view complete document Are u talking in the DW or in Informatica? If u want any staging area dont create staging DB. The purpose of a DWH is to provide users data through which they can make their critical besiness decisions.Informatica .

3) Directly LOAD the records into target table.======================================= Hi 1)At DB level we can simply DROP the stagin table. 2006 16:32:38 #1 kalyan RE: what is polling? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 163.html (166 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2)then Create Target table at DB level. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. The monitor window displays the status of each session when you poll the Informatica server. 2006 09:08:18 #1 vishali RE: What is Transaction? Click Here to view complete document A transaction can be define as DML operation. NOTE: It is recommended to use staging area. means it can be insertion modification or deletion of data performed by users/ analysts/applicators ======================================= transaction is nothing but changing one window to another window during process ======================================= .what is polling? QUESTION #163 It displays update information about the session in the monitor window.What is Transaction? QUESTION #164 No best answer available.html ======================================= It displays the updated information about the session in the monitor window. April 14.Informatica . Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= 164. May 01.Informatica .

html (167 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. April 14.Informatica .. Why? QUESTION #166 No best answer available.Informatica .In a joiner trasformation. April 14.what happens if you try to create a shortcut to a non-shared folder? QUESTION #165 No best answer available. ======================================= Hi Transaction is any event that indicates some action.html answer. ======================================= 165... Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= 166... Click Here to view complete document in joinner transformation informatica server reads all the records from master source builds index and . Click Here to view complete document It only creates a copy of it. In DB terms any commited changes occured in the database is said to be transaction. you should specify the . 2006 14:59:17 #1 sunil_reddy Member Since: April 2006 Contribution: 2 RE: what happens if you try to create a shortcut to a .Transaction is a set of rows bound by commit or rollback. Please pick the good answer available or submit your file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 09:02:38 #1 vishali RE: In a joiner trasformation. you should specify the source with fewer rows as the master source.

2006 02:14:01 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . If you want to store that data you have to use a persistant cache. The fewer unique rows in the master the fewer iterations of the join comparison occur which speeds the join process.html shekar25_g Member Since: April 2006 Contribution: 2 RE: Where is the cache stored in informatica? Click Here to view complete document cache stored in informatica is in informatica server. ======================================= Hi Cache is stored in the Informatica server memory and over flowed data is stored on the disk in file format which will be automatically deleted after the successful completion of the session run.can batches be copied/stopped from server manager? QUESTION #168 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= 167.after building the caches the joiner transformation reads records from the detail source and perform joins ======================================= Joiner transformation compares each row of the master source against the detail source. Please pick the good answer available or submit your . ======================================= 168.data caches based on master table rows.Where is the cache stored in informatica? QUESTION #167 No best answer available. April 15.Informatica .html (168 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

by deafult it will create a rankindex port to caliculate the rank ======================================= .html (169 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document yes we can stop the batches using server manager or pmcmd commnad ======================================= 169.we can go for rank transformation.Informatica . 2006 05:24:58 #1 MOOTATI RAGHAVENDROA REDDY RE: can batches be copied/stopped from server manager?. Click Here to view complete document Rank transformation is used to find the status.ex if we have one sales table and in this if we find more employees selling the same product and we are in need to find the first 5 0r 10 employee who is selling more products..what is rank transformation?where can we use this transformation? QUESTION #169 No best answer available.. ======================================= To arrange records in Hierarchical Order and to selecte TOP or BOTTOM records. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 01:56:38 #1 madhan file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html RE: what is rank transformation?where can we use this . April 18. May 08..answer. ======================================= It is an active transformation which is used to identify the top and bottom values based on the numerics . ======================================= It is used to filter the data from top/from buttom according to the condition. It is same as START WITH and CONNECT BY PRIOR clauses..

..Informatica . April 25.html (170 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica ..170.. ======================================= create a procedure to load data into Time Dimension..how do you load the time dimension. Click Here to view complete document Time Dimension will generally load manually by using PL/SQL shell scripts proc C etc... Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 08:32:33 #1 Appadu Dora P RE: how do you load the time dimension. You can modify the code to suit the feilds in ur .. For example. April 26. ======================================= yes informatica for load the data form the heterogineous sources to heterogeneous target. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. The procedure needs to run only once to popullate all the data.Can Informatica load heterogeneous targets from heterogeneous sources? QUESTION #170 No best answer available. ======================================= 171. QUESTION #171 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html Click Here to view complete document Yes it can. 2006 01:22:19 #1 Anant RE: Can Informatica load heterogeneous targets from he.Flat File and Relations sources are joined in the mapping and later Flat File and relational targets are loaded. For eg the code below fills up till 2015..

INSERT into QISODS. begin Loop LastSeqID : LastSeqID + 1.html (171 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. loaddate : loaddate + 1. loaddate Date default to_date('12/31/1979' 'mm/dd/yyyy').html LastSeqID Trunc(loaddate) Decode(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q') '1' 1 decode(to_char(loaddate 'Q') '2' 1 2) ) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'MM')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q')) trunc((ROUND(TO_DECIMAL(to_char(loaddate 'DDD'))) + ROUND(TO_DECIMAL(to_char(trunc(loaddate 'YYYY') 'D')))+ 5) / 7) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'DD')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'D')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'DDD')) 1 1 1 1 1 TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'J')) ((TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')) + 4713) * 12) + TO_number(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'MM')) ((TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')) + 4713) * 4) + TO_number(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'J'))/7 TO_FLOAT (TO_CHAR (loaddate 'YYYY')) + 4713 TO_CHAR(load_date 'Day') TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Month') Decode(To_Char(loaddate 'D') '7' 'weekend' '6' 'weekend' 'weekday') Trunc(loaddate 'DAY') + 1 Decode(Last_Day(loaddate) loaddate 'y' 'n') .Insert_W_DAY_D_PR as LastSeqID number default 0.table. create or replace procedure QISODS.W_DAY_D values( file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

Hash table is used to extract the data through Java Virtual Machine. If loaddate to_Date('12/31/2015' 'mm/dd/yyyy') Then Exit. May 03.what is hash table informatica? QUESTION #172 No best answer available. Can you please explain more on this? ======================================= I donot know exact answer uma but i am telling as per my knowledge. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 172. End If.to_char(loaddate 'YYYYMM') to_char(loaddate 'YYYY') || ' Half' || Decode(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q') '1' 1 decode(to_char(loaddate 'Q') '2' 1 2) ) TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY / MM') TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY') ||' Q ' ||TRUNC(TO_number( TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q')) ) TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY') ||' Week'||TRUNC(TO_number( TO_CHAR(loaddate 'WW'))) TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')). 2006 15:13:30 #1 uma bojja RE: what is hash table informatica? Click Here to view complete document Hash partitioning is the type of partition that is supported by Informatica where the hash user keys are specified . end Insert_W_DAY_D_PR.html commit. End Loop.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (172 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.If u know more about this plz send to me ======================================= .

--Kr ======================================= when you want the Informatica Server to distribute rows to the partitions by group. For example you need to sort items by item ID but you do not know how many items have a particular ID number. This will be handy while handling partitioned tables.html (173 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Its a single enterprise data warehouse (EDW) with no associated data marts or operational data store (ODS) systems. This will allow user to partition the data by rage which is fetched from source. ======================================= If the warehouse is build across particular vertical of the company it is called as enterprise data warehouse.It is limited to particular verticle. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html The Informatica Server groups the data based on a partition key. May 04.Use hash partitioning when you want the Informatica Server to distribute rows to the partitions by group. 2006 10:06:21 #1 Uma Bojja Member Since: May 2006 Contribution: 7 RE: What is meant by EDW? Click Here to view complete document EDW ~~~~~ Its a big data warehouses OR centralized data warehousing OR the old style of warehouse. ======================================= In hash partitioning the Informatica Server uses a hash function to group rows of data among partitions.For example if the warehouse is build across sales vertical then it is .What is meant by EDW? QUESTION #173 No best answer available. cheers karthik ======================================= 173. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica .Hash partitions are some what similar to database partitions.

Same point of source of data for all the users acroos the organization.Import the source and target from people soft using ODBC connections 3. May 08.html Click Here to view complete document Following are necessary 1. Advantages of having a EDW: 1. this apporach is the apporach on Imon which relies on the point of having a single warehouse/ centralised where the kimball apporach says to have seperate data marts for each vertical/department. . to over come is the time it takes to develop and also the management that is required to build a centralised database.termed as EDW for sales hierachy file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (174 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Golbal view of the Data 2. Thanks Yugandhar ======================================= 174. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 3.html (175 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 14:00:35 #1 Uma Bojja Member Since: May 2006 Contribution: 7 RE: how to load the data from people soft hrm to peopl. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica .Power Connect license 2..Define connection under Application Connection Browser for the people soft source/target in workflow manager . able to perform consistent analysis on a single Data Warehouse.html ======================================= EDW is Enterprise Datawarehouse which means that its a centralised DW for the whole organization.how to load the data from people soft hrm to people soft erm using informatica? QUESTION #174 No best answer available..

Click Here to view complete document Stop:We can Restart the session Abort:WE cant restart the session.html (176 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 05:13:07 #1 rkarthikeyan RE: what is the diff b/w STOP & ABORT in INFORMATICA s.what are the measure objects QUESTION #175 No best answer available.what is the diff b/w STOP & ABORT in INFORMATICA sess level ? QUESTION #176 No best answer available.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. May 15. ======================================= . 2006 00:50:56 #1 karthikeyan RE: what are the measure objects Click Here to view complete document Aggregate calculation like sum avg max min these are the measure objetcs. ======================================= 175.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html May 18.Informatica .We should truncate all the pipeline after that start the session ======================================= Stop : After issuing stop PCS processes all those records which it got from source qualifier and writes to the target. ======================================= 176.select the proper connection (people soft with oracle sybase db2 and informix) and execute like a normal session.. Abort: It works in the same way as stop but there is a time out period of 60sec.

html (177 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.(particulaly for scd )The reason for them being integer and integer joins are faster.C.html Click Here to view complete document A surrogate key is system genrated/artificial key /sequence number or A surrogate key is a substitution for the natural primary key.177.e. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.The DWH does not depends on primary keys generated by OLTP systems for internally identifying the recods.but In my project I felt that the primary reason for the surrogate keys was to record the changing context of the dimension attributes.. Unlike other ======================================= Surrogate key is a Unique identifier for eatch row it can be used as a primary key for DWH.It is just a unique identifier or number for each row that can be used for the primary key to the table.Informatica .what is surrogatekey ? In ur project in which situation u has used ? explain with example ? QUESTION #177 No best answer available. ======================================= . When the new record is inserting into DWH primary keys are autimatically generated such type od keys are called SURROGATE KEY. Have a flexible mechanisam for handling S. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. May 22.Advantages1. 2006 09:14:55 #1 afzal RE: what is surrogatekey ? In ur project in which situ. The only requirement for a surrogate primary key is that it is unique for each row in the tableI it is useful because the natural primary key (i. we can save substantial storage space with integer valued surrogate keys. Customer Number in Customer table) can change and this makes updates more difficult.D's2..

So to tune the performance at session level we go for partitioning and again we have 4 types of partitioning those are pass through hash round robin key range. May 22.what is Partitioning ? where we can use Partition? wht is advantages?Is it nessisary? QUESTION #178 No best answer available. Click Here to view complete document The Partitioning Option increases PowerCenter¶s performance through parallel data processing and this option provides a thread-based architecture and automatic data partitioning that optimizes parallel processing on multiprocessor and grid-based hardware environments. . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica . ======================================= partitions are used to optimize the session performance we can select in sesstion propetys for partiotions types default----passthrough partition file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. In hash again we have 2 types that is userdefined and automatic. 2006 08:51:38 #1 afzal RE: what is Partitioning ? where we can use Partition?. pass through is the default one.html key range partion round robin partion hash partiotion ======================================= Hi In informatica we can tune performance in 5 different levels that is at source level target level mapping level session level and at network level.178..html (178 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..

Informatica . ======================================= Hi Before loading to target use an aggregator transformation and make use of group by function to eleminate the duplicates on columns . When you configure the Sorter Transformation to treat output rows as distinct it configures all ports as part of the sort key. 2006 04:26:30 #1 Karthikeya RE: hwo can we eliminate duplicate rows from flat file. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. what tranmission it will ristrict how it will ristric where we have to give.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Nanda ======================================= Use Sorter Transformation. Click Here to view complete document keep aggregator between source qualifier and target and choose group by field key it will eliminate the duplicate records. thanks madhu. May 22.html 179..html (179 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. if you want me to explain each partioning level in detail the i can .round robin can not be applied at source level it can be used at some transformation level key range can be applied at both source or target levels. I need clear picture. It therefore discards duplicate rows compared during the sort operation ======================================= . ======================================= hi nimmi please explain me regarding complete partition.hwo can we eliminate duplicate rows from flat file? QUESTION #179 No best answer available.

======================================= 180. Bala Dara ======================================= .Sai ======================================= to eliminate the duplicate in flatfiles we have distinct property in sorter transformation. Click Here to view complete document Hi Venkatesan You can generate PowerCenter Metadata Reporter from a browser on any workstation.How to Generate the Metadata Reports in Informatica? QUESTION #180 No best answer available. If we enable that property automatically it will remove duplicate rows in flatfiles.html (180 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= if u want to delete the duplicate rows in flat files then we go for rank transformation or oracle external procedure tranfornation select all group by ports and select one field for rank its easily dupliuctee now ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result...Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html Hi using Sorter Transformation we can eliminate the Duplicate Rows from Flat file Thanks N. 2006 07:27:14 #1 balanagdara Member Since: April 2006 Contribution: 4 RE: How to Generate the Metadata Reports in Informatic. June 01.Hi Before loading to target Use an aggregator transformation and use group by clause to eliminate the duplicate in columns.Nanda ======================================= Use sorter transformation select distinct option duplicate rows will be eliminated.

html Bala Dara ======================================= hey bala can you be more specific about that how to generate the metadata report in informantica ??? ======================================= yes we can generate reports using Metadata Reporter. June 08.. It is a web based application used only for creating metadata reports in informatica. Where do we use them mostly QUESTION #181 No best answer available. reply me.Can u tell me how to go for SCD's and its types. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 08:53:46 #1 priyamayee Member Since: June 2006 Contribution: 3 RE: Can u tell me how to go for SCD's and its types. We use this SCD's to maintain history(changes/ updates) in the dimensions.. Each SCD type has it's own way of storing/updating/maintaining the history.html (181 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..html (182 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Using metadata reporter we can connect to repository and get the metadata without the knowledge of Sql and technical skills. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Click Here to view complete document Hii It depends on the business requirement u have. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. For example A customer dimension is a SCD because the customer can change his/her address .... I thik this is my answers if it is yes.Informatica .Wh.. kumar ======================================= 181.Hi You can generate PowerCenter Metadata Reporter from a browser on any workstation even a workstation that does not have PowerCenter tools installed.

Therefore both the original and the new . Usage: About 50 of the time. Disadvantages: . In Type 2 Slowly Changing Dimension a new record is added to the table to represent the new information. now modify its customer table to reflect this change? This is the Slowly Changing Dimension problem. There are in general three ways to solve this type of problem and they are categorized as follows: In Type 1 Slowly Changing Dimension the new information simply overwrites the original information. For example in this case the company would not be able to know that Christina lived in Illinois before.byeMayee ======================================= The Slowly Changing Dimension problem is a common one particular to data warehousing. When to use Type 1: Type 1 slowly changing dimension should be used when it is not necessary for the data warehouse to keep track of historical changes. These types of changes in dimensions are know a SCD's.All history is lost.This is the easiest way to handle the Slowly Changing Dimension problem since there is no need to keep track of the old information. And we use the 3 different SCD TYPES to handle these changes and historyu. In our example recall we originally have the following table: Customer Key Name State 1001 Christina IllinoisAfter Christina moved from Illinois to California the new information replaces the new record and we have the following table: Customer Key Name State 1001 Christina CaliforniaAdvantages: . So the original entry in the customer lookup table has the following record: Customer Key Name State 1001 Christina IllinoisAt a later date she moved to Los Angeles California on January 2003. How should ABC Inc. She first lived in Chicago Illinois. We give an example below: Christina is a customer with ABC Inc.contact name or anything. In other words no history is kept. In a nutshell this applies to cases where the attribute for a record varies over time. By applying this methodology it is not possible to trace back in history.

In Type 3 Slowly Changing Dimension there will be two columns to indicate the particular attribute of interest one indicating the original value and one indicating the current value. .record will be present. When to use Type 2: Type 2 slowly changing dimension should be used when it is necessary for the data warehouse to track historical changes.html (183 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Disadvantages: . The new record gets its own primary key. In our example recall we originally have the following table: Customer Key Name State1001 Christina IllinoisTo accomodate Type 3 Slowly Changing Dimension we will now have the following columns: Customer Key Name Original State Current State Effective Date After Christina moved from Illinois to California the original information gets updated and we have the following table (assuming the effective date of change is January 15 2003): Customer Key Name Original State Current State Effective Date 1001 Christina Illinois California 15-JAN-2003Advantages: .Type 3 will not be able to keep all history where an attribute is changed more than . In our example recall we originally have the following table: Customer Key Name State 1001 Christina IllinoisAfter Christina moved from Illinois to California we add the new information as a new row into the table: Customer Key Name State 1001 Christina Illinois 1005 Christina CaliforniaAdvantages: . Disadvantages: .This does not increase the size of the table since new information is updated. There will also be a column that indicates when the current value becomes active.This allows us to accurately keep all historical information. . In cases where the number of rows for the table is very high to start with storage and performance can become a concern.This necessarily complicates the ETL process. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.This allows us to keep some part of history.This will cause the size of the table to grow fast. Usage: About 50 of the time.

Thanks Uma ======================================= 183.once. When to use Type 3: Type III slowly changing dimension should only be used when it is necessary for the data warehouse to track historical changes and when such changes will only occur for a finite number of time.How to export mappings to the production environment? QUESTION #182 No best answer available.html (184 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..html RE: how u will create header and footer in target usin. 2006 19:15:18 #1 UmaBojja RE: How to export mappings to the production environme. June 13. ======================================= 182. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.how u will create header and footer in target using informatica? QUESTION #183 No best answer available. June 13. For example if Christina later moves to Texas on December 15 2003 the California information will be lost..Informatica . . Usage: Type 3 is rarely used in actual practice.Informatica . 2006 19:05:25 #1 UmaBojja file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Import the exported mapping in to the production repository with replace options. Click Here to view complete document In the designer go to the main menu and one can see the export/import options...

The third will be your main file.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Take the number of records as count in the aggregator transformation.Informatica .html No best answer available. 2006 14:16:55 #1 Uma Bojja Member Since: May 2006 Contribution: 7 RE: what is the difference between constraind base loa. Concatenate the header and the main file in post session command usnig shell script.html (185 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document Constraint based load ordering example: Table 1---Master Tabke 2---Detail . One will be your header and other will be your trailer coming from aggregator..Click Here to view complete document If you are focus is about the flat files then one can set it in file properties while creating a mapping or at the session level in session properties Thanks Uma ======================================= hi uma thanks for the answer i want the complete explanation regarding to this question how to create header and footer in target? ======================================= you can always create a header and a trailer in the target file using an aggregator transformation. June 16. ======================================= 184. create three separate files in a single pipeline.what is the difference between constraind base load ordering and target load plan QUESTION #184 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

If the data in table1 is dependent on the data in table2 then table2 should be loaded first. A target load group is a set of source-source qulifier-transformations and target.It will show all the target load groups in the particular mapping.. Target Load plan : If your mapping contains multipe pipeline(flow) (specify execution order one by one. You specify the order there the server will loadto the target accordingly.html (186 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Click mappings tab in designer and then target load plan. Here the multiple targets must be generated from one source qualifier. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Where as constraint based loading is a session proerty. ======================================= Constraint based loading : If your mapping contains single pipeline(flow) with morethan one target (If target tables contain Master -Child relationship) you need to use constraint based load in session level. Thanks Uma ======================================= Target load order comes in the designer property. But the target tables should have key relationships between them. The target tables must posess primary/foreign key relationships.In such cases to control the load order of the tables we need some conditional loading which is nothing but constraint based load In Informatica this feature is implemented by just one check box at the session level.example pipeline 1 need to execute first then pipeline 2 then pipeline 3) this is purly based on . So that the server loads according to the key relation irrespective of the Target load order plan. If you have multiple source qualifiers it has to be loaded into multiple target you have to use Target load order.html ======================================= If you have only one source it s loading into multiple target means you have to use Constraint based loading.

2006 15:02:41 #1 Kiran Kumar Cholleti RE: why sorter transformation is an active transformat. Thanks Uma ======================================= 186..Informatica . Click Here to view complete document It allows to sort data either in ascending or descending order according to a specified field. If you want to view the data on source/target we can preview the data but with some limitations. June 16. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica .. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. then it will not return all the rows .html (187 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. We can use data profiling too.pipeline dependency ======================================= 185. 2006 14:20:55 #1 Uma Bojja Member Since: May 2006 Contribution: 7 RE: How do we analyse the data at database level? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.How do we analyse the data at database level? QUESTION #185 No best answer available.html Click Here to view complete document Data can be viewed using Informatica's designer tool.why sorter transformation is an active transformation? QUESTION #186 No best answer available. June 16. Also used to configure for case-sensitive sorting and specify whether the output rows should be distinct.

======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..html (188 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.======================================= becz it will change the rowid of the records transformed. active transformation:is no of records and thier rowid that pass through the transformation will differ.html Click Here to view complete document . the port on which the sorting takes place is called as sortkeyport properties if u select distinct eliminate duplicates case sensitive valid for strings to sort the data null treated low null values are given least priority ======================================= If any transformation has the distinct option then it will be a active one bec active transformation is nothing but the transformation which will change the no.Informatica .html This is type of active transformation which is responsible for sorting the data either in the ascending order or descending order according to the key specifier. One more thing is An active transformation can also behave like a passive ======================================= 187. June 18.how is the union transformation active transformation? QUESTION #187 No best answer available.. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 09:53:25 #1 zafar RE: how is the union transformation active transformat.So distinct always filters the duplicate rows which inturn decrease the no of o/p records when compared to i/n records. of o/p records. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (189 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

of rows in the Target.Active Transformation is one which can change the number of rows i. If we combine the rows of Table-1 and Table-2 we will get a total of '30' rows in the Target.e input rows and output rows might not match. ======================================= Active transformation number of records passing through the transformation and their rowid will be different it depends on rowid also. Assume Table-1 contains '10' rows and Table-2 contains '20' rows. Zafar ======================================= Active Transformation: the transformation that change the no. of rows in the Target. Number of rows coming out of Union transformation might not match the incoming rows. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (190 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Source (100 rows) ---> Passive Transformation ---> Target (100 rows) Union Transformation: in Union Transformation we may combine the data from two (or) more sources. So it is definetly an Active Transformation. the union transformation functions very similar to union all statement in oracle. ======================================= Ya since the Union Trnsformation may lead a change to the no of rows incoming it is definitely an active type. Source (100 rows) ---> Active Transformation ---> Target (< or > 100 rows) Passive Transformation: the transformation that does not change the no. ======================================= Hi Saivenkatesh ur answer is very nice thanking you.html . ======================================= thank u very munch sai venkatesh for ur answer but inthat case look up transformation should be an active transformation but it is a passive transformation . ======================================= This is a type of passive transformation which is responsible for merging the data comming from different sources.

Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. The option comes in the properties tab of transformations.html (191 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. The transformation just looks to the refering table. thanks in advance ======================================= 188.html Normal or Terse.In the other case Look-up in no way can change the no.what is tracing level? QUESTION #188 No best answer available. I am confusing here can anyone clear me in detail. June 21. ======================================= Ya its the level of information storage in session log. ======================================= . By default it remains Normal . of records increases or decreases by the transformations that follow the look-up transformation. Can be Verbose Initialisation Verbose Data file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . of row that are passing thru it. 2006 10:47:28 #1 rajesh RE: what is tracing level? Click Here to view complete document Tracing level determines the amount of information that informatcia server writes in a session log. ======================================= Are you sure that Lookup is a passive trasformation ======================================= Ya Surely Lookup is a passive one ======================================= Hi u are saying source rows also 10+20 30 it passes all 30 rows to the target according to active definition while it passes the rows to the next t/r should be d/t but it passes all 30 rows. The no.

html (192 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Facts are always normalized.. Oracle. Db2 in Informatrica. Oracle.. Regards file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..fIRST one will join two tables and the next one will join the third with the resultant of the first joiner.html Above answer was rated as good by the following members: Vamshidhar Click Here to view complete document Flat table is always Normalised since no redundants!! ======================================= Well!! A fact table is always DENORMALISED table.189.How can we join 3 database like Flat File. Thanks!! . Click Here to view complete document hi using join transformation ======================================= You have to use two joiner transformations. ======================================= 190. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. June 24.Is a fact table normalized or denormalized? QUESTION #190 Submitted by: lakshmi Hi Dimension tables can be normalized or de-normalized.Informatica .. 2006 18:28:27 #1 sandeep RE: How can we join 3 database like Flat File.Thanks in advance QUESTION #189 No best answer available.Informatica . It consists of data from dimension table (Primary Key's) and Fact table has Foreign keys and measures.

Meanwhile the fact tables with performance metrics are typically normalized. ======================================= the fact table is always DE-NORMALIZED. The dimension tables of descriptive information are highly denormalized with detailed and hierarchical rollup attributes in the same table.html ======================================= Hi Dimension tables can be normalized or de-normalized. Facts are always normalized. But fact table is always normalized . Fact Dimensional models combine normalized and denormalized table structures. ======================================= Hi I read the above comments..90 it has to be de-normalized and off course the fact table has to be de normalized..Just dont make lottery by posting wrong answers.... Here is the comment..html file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. I confused.. then we should ask Kimball know.com/html/commentarysub2.kimballgroup.somebody answered it as normalized.so if ur building a DW . Fable August 3 2005 Dimensional models are fully denormalized. Ref:http://www.. Hope answer the question.======================================= the main funda of DW is de-normalizing the data for faster access by the reporting tool.html (193 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.See if u dont know the answers plz dont post them. While we advise against a fully normalized with snowflaked dimension attributes in separate tables (creating blizzard-like conditions for the business user) a single denormalized big wide table containing both metrics and descriptions in the same table is also ill-advised. Regards ======================================= Hi Dimension table can be normalized or de-normalized.

What is the difference between PowerCenter 7 and PowerCenter 8? .html (194 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= Hi all Dimension table may be normalized or denormalized according to your schema but Fact table always will be denormalized.104/search?q cache:lkFjt6EmsxMJ:www. Meanwhile the fact tables with performance metrics are typically normalized.Informatica . Regards Umesh BSIL(Mumbai) ======================================= hi please see the following site: http://72.14.com/html/commentarysub2. While we advise against a fully normalized with snowflaked dimension attributes in separate tables (creating blizzard-like conditions for the business user) a single denormalized big wide table containing both metrics and descriptions in the same table is also ill-advised. The dimension tables of descriptive information are highly denormalized with detailed and hierarchical roll-up attributes in the same table.253. Regards lakshmi ======================================= 191.html html+fact+table+normalized+or+denormalized&hl en&gl us&ct clnk&cd 1 I am highlighting what Kimball says here: Dimensional models combine normalized and denormalized table structures.kimballgroup.======================================= Dimension table may be normalized or denormalized according to your schema but Fact table always will be denormalized.

Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (195 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. June 30. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.QUESTION #191 No best answer available.What is the difference between PowerCenter 6 and powercenter 7? QUESTION #192 No best answer available.x l The main difference is the version control available in 7.x ..Informatica . 2006 11:31:21 #1 satish RE: What is the difference between PowerCenter 7 and P. Click Here to view complete document 1)lookup the flat files in informatica 7..X but this transformation included in informatica 6. P file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.X ======================================= Also Union Transformation is not there in 6.. 2006 10:28:09 #1 Gopal.html RE: What is the difference between PowerCenter 6 and p.x Pradeep ======================================= l Also custom transformation is not available in 6.X but we cann't lookup flat files in informatica 6. ======================================= 192. August 03.X 2) External Stored Procedure Transformation is not available in informatica 7.x where as its there in 7.x l Session level error handling is available in 7.. Click Here to view complete document the major difference is in 8 version some new transformations are added apart from these the remaining same.

Now go to the target folder and select 'Paste' from 'Edit' menu.x it have the more feature compare to 6. 2006 21:12:49 #1 martin RE: How to move the mapping from one database to anoth. Open the mapping you want to migrate.. Be sure you open the target folder. Connect to both the repositories.XML enhancements for data integration in 7. .x like transaction cotrol transformation union transformation midstream XML transformation flat file lookup l file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. July 06.Select 'Export Objects' and give a name an XML file will be generated. ======================================= in 7. Click Here to view complete document Do you mean migration between repositories? There are 2 ways of doing this. 1.x ======================================= Hi Tell me some architectural difference between the two.'Import Objects' and select the XML file name.. Go to the source folder and select mapping name from the object navigator and select 'copy' from 'Edit' menu.html (196 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.How to move the mapping from one database to another? QUESTION #193 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html custom transformation function like soundex metaphone ======================================= 193. Connect to the repository where you want to migrate and then select File Menu .Informatica . Go to File Menu . 2.

there is no need for a new mapping for a new databse you just need to change the connections in the workflow manager to run the mapping on another database ======================================= 194.html (197 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. September 28.html if we go by the direct meaning of your question.Informatica . from the navigator panel just drag and drop the mapping to the work area. If we have flat files then we use the flat as a sourse or we can take relational sources depends on the availability.. it will ask whether to copy the mapping say YES.======================================= u can also do it this way.. connect to both the repositories open the respective folders.. its done.. Click Here to view complete document if we are using more business reules or more transformations then it is called complex mapping. 2006 05:56:56 #1 srinivas RE: How do we do complex mapping by using flatfiles / .How to define Informatica server? QUESTION #195 No best answer available. . keep the destination repository as active. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.How do we do complex mapping by using flatfiles / relational database? QUESTION #194 No best answer available. ======================================= 195..Informatica .

July 12.html (198 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. October 19.Informatica ..html .html (199 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 02:54:55 #1 Hareesh RE: how can we store previous session logs file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . 2006 02:45:14 #1 deeprekha RE: How to define Informatica server? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.how can we store previous session logs QUESTION #197 No best answer available.Which is resonsible for reads the data from various source system and tranforms the data according to business rule and loads the data into the target table ======================================= 196. ======================================= 197.1 version QUESTION #196 No best answer available.html Click Here to view complete document informatica server is the main server component in informatica product family.July 06.. Click Here to view complete document Call stored procedure using a shell script. Invoke that shell script using command task with pmcmd. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.How to call stored Procedure from Workflow monitor in Informatica 7. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 16:57:37 #1 Prasanth RE: How to call stored Procedure from Workflow monitor.

July 14..how can we use pmcmd command in a workflow or to run a session QUESTION #198 No best answer available. using $PMSessionlogcount(specify the number of runs of the session log to save) ======================================= Hi Go to Session-->right click -->Select Edit Task then Goto -->Config Object then set the property Save Session Log By --Runs Save Session Log for These Runs --->To Number of Historical Session logs you want ======================================= 198. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .Informatica . Hareesh ======================================= Hi We can do this way also. 2006 02:31:34 #1 abc RE: how can we use pmcmd command in a workflow or to r. ======================================= 199. Please pick the good answer available or submit your .What is change data capture? QUESTION #199 No best answer available.html Click Here to view complete document By using command task.Click Here to view complete document Just run the session in time stamp mode then automatically session log will not overwrite current session log..html (200 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

html (201 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 00:26:44 #1 srinuv_11 Member Since: October 2006 Contribution: 23 RE: Wat is QTP in Data Warehousing? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .How can I get distinct values while mapping in Informatica in insertion? QUESTION #201 .html Click Here to view complete document I think this question is belongs to congnos. July 14.Wat is QTP in Data Warehousing? QUESTION #200 No best answer available. ======================================= 200. ======================================= Can you eloberate on how do you this pls? ======================================= Changed Data Capture (CDC) helps identify the data in the source system that has changed since the last extraction. With CDC data extraction takes place at the same time the insert update or delete operations occur in the source tables and the change data is stored inside the database in change tables. 2006 06:26:43 #1 Ajay RE: What is change data capture? Click Here to view complete document Change data capture (CDC) is a set of software design patterns used to determine the data that has changed in a database so that action can be taken using the changed data.Informatica . November 15. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.answer. The change data thus captured is then made available to the target systems in a controlled manner. ======================================= 201.

2006 13:03:40 #1 Manisha RE: How can I get distinct values while mapping in Inf.. ======================================= IN the source qualifier write the query with distinct on key column ======================================= Well There are two methods to get distinct values: If the sources are databases then we can go for SQL-override in source qualifier by changing the default SQL query.Informatica . Click Here to view complete document You can add an aggregator before insert and group by the feilds that need to be distinct. and if the sources are heterogeneous i mean from different file systems then we can use SORTER Transformation and in transformation properties select the check box called [] select distinct same as in source qualifier we can get distinct values.. Click Here to view complete document . July 17.what transformation you can use inplace of lookup? QUESTION #202 No best answer available. I mean selecting the check box called [] select distinct.. 2006 05:52:56 #1 venkat RE: what transformation you can use inplace of lookup?. ======================================= 202. Please pick the good answer available or submit your file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html answer. July 17. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (202 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.No best answer available..

. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 05:08:53 #1 kumar file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. This type of things are called Nonadditive measures. ======================================= Hi lookup's either we can use first or last value.Why and where we are using factless fact table? QUESTION #203 No best answer available.Informatica .html RE: Why and where we are using factless fact table? Click Here to view complete document Hi Iam not sure but you can confrirm with other people. So if you can a bit particular about the scenarioo that you are talking about it will be easy to interpret. July 18. Factless fact is nothing but Non-additive measures. ======================================= Hi Look-up transformation can serve in so many situations. for suppose lookup have more than one record matching we need all matching records in that situation we can use master or detail outer join instead of lookup.html (203 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. (according to logic) ======================================= You can use joiner in place of lookup ======================================= You can join that table which you wanted to use in lookup in the source qualifier using SQL override to avoid using lookup transformation ======================================= 203.You can use the joiner transformation by setting as outer join of either master or detail. EX: Temperature in fact table will note it as Moderate Low High.

======================================= such fact tables are required to avoid flaking of levels within dimension and to define them as a separate cube connected to the main cube. ======================================= Factless Fact Tables are the fact tables with no facts or measures(numerical data). It contains only the foriegn keys of corresponding Dimensions.tell me one complecated mapping QUESTION #204 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. September 14. 2006 02:44:20 #1 srinivas RE: tell me one complecated mapping Click Here to view complete document if we are using more business rules or more transformations then it is a complex mapping like SCD type 2(version no effective date range flag current date) ======================================= Mapping is nothing but flow of data from source to Target we r giving instructions to power center server to move data from source to targets accourding to our business rules if more business rules r .Informatica . ======================================= transaction can occur without the measure then it is factless fact table or coverage table for example product samples ======================================= Fact table will contains metrics and FK's corresponding to the Dimesional table but factless Fact table will contains only FK's of corresponding dimensions without any metrics regards rma ======================================= 204.Cheers Kumar.html (204 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html No best answer available.

This is called Qualitative testing. There you can see how many number of source rows are applied and how many number of rows loaded in to targets and how many number of rows rejected. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Create session on themapping and then run workflow.there in our mapping then its copmlex mapping. This is what a devloper will do in Unit Testing. 2006 04:25:39 #1 Praveen kumar Testing file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Click Here to view complete document Unit testing are of two types 1. ======================================= .Qualitative testing Steps. Once the session is succeeded the right click on session and go for statistics tab.This is called Quantitative testing.If any data is not loaded according to the DATM then go and check in the code and rectify it. 1.First validate the mapping 2. Steps 1.how do we do unit testing in informatica?how do we load data in informatica ? QUESTION #205 No best answer available.regards rma ======================================= 205. July 22. If once rows are successfully loaded then we will go for qualitative testing.Informatica . Quantitaive testing 2.html (205 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Take the DATM(DATM means where all business rules are mentioned to the corresponding source columns) and check whether the data is loaded according to the DATM in to target table.

206.html (206 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 07:46:32 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. September 23. Thanks Bala ======================================= There are Factless Facts:Facts without any measures.html (207 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM .html calltomadhu Member Since: September 2006 Contribution: 34 RE: how do we load data by using period dimension? Click Here to view complete document hi its very simple thourgh sheduleing thanks madhu ======================================= 207.how do we load data by using period dimension? QUESTION #206 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.How many types of facts and what are they? QUESTION #207 No best answer available.Informatica .Informatica . July 21. 2006 14:54:14 #1 Bala RE: How many types of facts and what are they? Click Here to view complete document I know some there are Additive Facts Semi-Additive Non-Additive Accumulating Facts Factless facts Periodic fact table Transaction Fact table.

Regular Fact . ======================================= hi there are 3 types additive semi additive non additive thanks madhu ======================================= hai there r three types of facts Additive Fact-Fact which is used across all dimensions semi Additive Fact. Accumulating Fact: stores row for entire lifetime of event.Factless Fact .Fact which is not used any of the dimesion ======================================= 1.Fact which is used some dimesion and not with some Non Additive Fact. QUESTION #208 No best answer available. 2006 07:26:42 #1 kirankumarvema RE: How can you say that union Transormation is Active.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Click Here to view complete document .Without numeric values file:///C|/Perl/bin/result...With numeric values 2.html (208 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.How can you say that union Transormation is Active transformation. Non-Additive facts: Facts that are result of non-additon Semi-Additive Facts: Only few colums data can be added.html Additive Facts:Fact data that can be additive/aggregative.html ======================================= 208. Periodic Facts: That stores only one row per transaction that happend over a period of time.file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. July 22. There must be some more if some one knows pls add.

e before 7.I want exact reasons. so we can say it is active.Before union transformation was implement the funda on number of rows was right i.By using union transformation we can eleminate some rows.how the union is eliminating the some rows.bye ======================================= Pls explain more..in union transformation the number of rows resulting from union can be (are) different from the actual number of rows. All are giving the above answers are not supporting that question. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..0 but now its not the exact benchmark to determine the active transformation Thanks Uma ======================================= Hi . ======================================= hi We can merge multiple source qualier query records in union trans at same time its not like expresion trans (each row). we are doing the union.If anybody knows please give me reason. ======================================= Hi Union Transformation is a active transformation because it changes the number of rows through the pipeline.html (209 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html It normally has multiple input groups to add on it compare to other transformation.so this is active transformation.. ======================================= By Definiation Active transformation is the transformation that changes the number of rows that pass through it.Union is not eliminating the duplicate rows.Don't give the active transofrmation defination. ======================================= union is active becoz it eliminates duplicates from the sources ======================================= Heloo Msr your answer is wrong...

Otherwise it can generate only 0 or 1 output row for each input row. Click Here to view complete document three types of dimensions are available ======================================= What are they?Plz explain me. As of now it wont eliminate duplicates.What is rapidly changing dimensions? ======================================= no .html July 31..how many types of dimensions are available in informatica? QUESTION #209 No best answer available. but this property is disabled in informatica 7.Union also Active tranformation. ======================================= Hi all some people saying that a union T/R eliminates duplicates.1. When you enable this option the transformation can generate 0 1 or more output rows for each input row.. 2006 00:18:27 #1 hello RE: how many types of dimensions are available in info.html (210 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Sorting Options Page 1 of 2 « First 1 2 > Last » file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . this Specifies whether this transformation is an active or a passive transformation. but it is woring .1. I think it may developed in future. The union T/R is active and also passive depends upon the property "is active" which is present at union T/R properties tab. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. regards kiran ======================================= 209.because it eliminates duplicate rows When you select distinct option in union properties tab.

snowflake schema 3. l Type 2 Dimension/Flag Current mapping. Loads a slowly changing dimension table by inserting new dimensions and overwriting existing dimensions. 3.======================================= hi there r 3 types of dimensions 1.star schema 2.stand-alone 2 local. Use this mapping when you do not want a history of previous dimension data.glaxy schema ======================================= i think there r 3 types of dimension table 1. General dimensions file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html 2.html (211 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. That are 1.global ======================================= There are 3 types of dimensions available according to my knowledge. Junk Dimensions ======================================= Using the Slowly Changing Dimensions Wizard The Slowly Changing Dimensions Wizard creates mappings to load slowly changing dimension tables: l Type 1 Dimension mapping. Use this mapping when you want to keep a full . Confirmed dimensions 3. l Type 2 Dimension/Version Data mapping. Loads a slowly changing dimension table by inserting new and changed dimensions using a flag to mark current dimension data and an incremented primary key to track changes. Use this mapping when you want to keep a full history of dimension data and to track the progression of changes. Loads a slowly changing dimension table by inserting new and changed dimensions using a version number and incremented primary key to track changes.

type2 SCD: Here we will add a new row for updated data. Use this mapping when you want to keep a full history of dimension data tracking changes with an exact effective date range. where ever it was gives the same meaning ======================================= . l Type 2 Dimension/Effective Date Range mapping. type3 SCD: Here we will add new columns.html One major classification we use in our real time modelling is Slowly Changing Dimensions type1 SCD: If you want to load an updated row of previously existed row the previous data will be replaced. but mostly used one is type2 SCD. Use this mapping when you want to keep the current and previous dimension values in your dimension table. So we lose historical data. Loads a slowly changing dimension table by inserting new dimensions and updating values in existing dimensions. ex: Time dimension. some one gave the answer star flake schema snow flake schema etc how can a schema come under a type of dimension ANSWER: file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= I want each and every one of you who is answering please don't make fun out of this. l Type 3 Dimension mapping. some one gave the answer no .html (212 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. So we have both current and past records which aggrees with the concept of datawarehousing maintaining historical data. we have one more type of dimension that is CONFORMED DIMENSION: The dimension which gives the same meaning across different star schemas is called Conformed dimension. Loads a slowly changing dimension table by inserting new and changed dimensions using a date range to define current dimension data.history of dimension data tracking the progression of changes while flagging only the current dimension.

Informatica . ======================================= Hi . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer...e Index cache and data cache..How can you improve the performance of Aggregate transformation? QUESTION #210 No best answer available.wat r those three dimensions tht r available in inforamtica here we get multiple answers cud anyone tell me the exact once... file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= by using sorted input ======================================= hi we can improve the agrregator performence in the following ways 1. thq hari krishna ======================================= casual dimension confimed dimension degenrate dim junk dimension raged dim dirty dim ======================================= 210.. 2006 06:20:23 #1 shanthi RE: How can you improve the performance of Aggregate t. Click Here to view complete document By using sorter transformation before the aggregator transformation.Give input/output what you need in the transformation.. ======================================= IN Aggregator transformations select the sorted input check list in the properties tab and write sql query in source qulifier.increase aggregator cache size.Its improoves the performance. 3.i.e reduce number of input and output ports. 2.html (213 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..html August 06..send sorted input..i.

create group by condition only on numaric columns. If use stored ..html (214 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 211..html (215 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= to execute database procedures ======================================= Hi file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.In this every row of the table pass should pass through informatica and it should undergo specified ETL changes mentioned in transformations. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. August 11.we can improve the aggrifation performance by doing like this. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Why did you use stored procedure in your ETL Application? QUESTION #211 No best answer available.html Using of stored procedures plays important role.Informatica .html increate the cashe size of aggreator. use sorter transimition before aggregator give sorter input to aggreator. 2006 13:16:09 #1 sudha RE: Why did you use stored procedure in your ETL Appli. Click Here to view complete document hi usage of stored procedure has the following advantages 1checks the status of the target database 2drops and recreates indexes 3determines if enough space exists in the database 4performs aspecilized calculation ======================================= Stored procedure in Informatica will be useful to impose complex business rules.Suppose ur using oracle database where ur doing some ETL changes you may use informatica .

procedure i.Some jobs make take hours to run . 2006 12:39:03 #1 angeletteeye RE: why did u use update stategy in your application? Click Here to view complete document Update Strategy is used to drive the data to be Inert Update and Delete depending upon some condition.. ..why did u use update stategy in your application? QUESTION #212 No best answer available.you will create two flows and will make one as insert and one as update depending upon some condition.. The basic thing one should understand about this is it is essential transformation to perform DML operations on already data populated targets(i. August 08...For eg: If you want to do update and insert in one mapping.in order to save time and database usage we can go for stored procedures. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..e...oracle pl/sql package this will run on oracle database(which is the databse where we need to do changes) and it will be faster comapring to informatica because it is runing on the oracle databse..Refer : Update Strategy in Transformation Guide for more information ======================================= Update Strategy is the most important transformation of all Informatica transformations..e targets which contain some records before this mapping loads data) It is used to perform DML operations. You can do this on session level tooo but there you cannot define any condition.Informatica .. ======================================= 212.Some things which we cant do using tools we can do using packages.

e targets which contain some records before this mapping loads data) It is used to perform DML operations.html (217 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. For example take an input row if it is already there in the target(we find this by lookup transformation) update it otherwise insert it. eg: iif(condition DD_INSERT DD_UPDATE) if condition satisfies do DD_INSERT otherwise do DD_UPDATE DD_INSERT DD_UPDATE DD_DELETE DD_REJECT are called as decode options which can perform the respective DML operations. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html . Insertion Updation Deletion Rejection when records come to this transformation depending on our requirement we can decide whether to insert or update or reject the rows flowing in the mapping.html insert or update or reject the rows flowing in the mapping. There is a function called DECODE to which we can arguments as 0 1 2 3 DECODE(0) DECODE(1) DECODE(2) DECODE(3) for insertion updation deletion and rejection ======================================= Update Strategy is the most important transformation of all Informatica transformations.html (216 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. We can also specify some conditions based on which we can derive which update strategy we have to use. We can also specify some conditions based on which we can derive which update strategy we have to use. For example take an input row if it is already there in the target(we find this by lookup transformation) update it otherwise insert it. The basic thing one should understand about this is it is essential transformation to perform DML operations on already data populated targets(i.Insertion Updation Deletion Rejection when records come to this transformation depending on our requirement we can decide whether to file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

. ======================================= ..eg: iif(condition DD_INSERT DD_UPDATE) if condition satisfies do DD_INSERT otherwise do DD_UPDATE DD_INSERT DD_UPDATE DD_DELETE DD_REJECT are called as decode options which can perform the respective DML operations.Informatica . beacuse lookup is created upon target table.2>go for skip. 2006 16:46:28 #1 Srinivas RE: How do you create single lookup transformation usi.html (218 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. August 10. ======================================= no it is not possible to create single lookup on multiple tables. There is a function called DECODE to which we can arguments as 0 1 2 3 DECODE(0) DECODE(1) DECODE(2) DECODE(3) for insertion updation deletion and rejection ======================================= to perform dml operations thanks madhu ======================================= 213.How do you create single lookup transformation using multiple tables? QUESTION #213 No best answer available.5>give the condition6>go for generate sql then modify according to u'r requirement validateit will work.html Click Here to view complete document Write a override sql query. ======================================= for connected lkp transformation1>create the lkp transformation.4>connect with the i/p port from src table. Adjust the ports as per the sql query.3>manually enter the ports name that u want to lookup. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result....

2006 04:10:37 #1 prasad.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.How to load time dimension? QUESTION #215 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your .Informatica .html Click Here to view complete document we use stored procedure for populating and maintaing databases in our mapping ======================================= Pros: Loading Sorting Merging operations will be faster as there is no index concept and Data will be in ASCII mode.. As there is no indexes while lookups speed will be lesser. ======================================= 214.yandapalli stored procedure file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. August 10.In update strategy target table or flat file which gives more performance ? why? QUESTION #214 No best answer available.. Cons: There is no concept of updating existing records in flat file.html (219 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= hi faltfile give more performance.just we can create the view by using two table then we can take that view as lookup table ======================================= If you want single lookup values to be used in multiple target tables this can be done !!! For this we can use Unconnected lookup and can collect the values from source table in any target table depending upon the business rule . beacause there is no index cosept and there is no constraints ======================================= 215.

August 15. Bhargav ======================================= hi thourgh type1 type2 type3 depending upon the codition thanks madhu ======================================= For loading data in to other dimensions we have respective tables in the oltp systems.html Click Here to view complete document We can use SCD Type 1/2/3 to load any Dimensions based on the requirement.M having my business data for 5 years from 2000 to 2004 then load all the date starting from 1-12000 to 31-12-2004 its around 1825 records. ======================================= create a procedure to load data into Time Dimension.html (221 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM . ======================================= U can load time dimension manually by writing scripts in PL/SQL to load the time dimension table with values for a period. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Ex:. For eg the code below fills up till 2015. 2006 04:08:18 #1 Mahesh RE: How to load time dimension? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (220 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Based on that we have to load time dimension. You can modify the code to suit the feilds in ur table. But for time dimension we have only one base in the OLTP database. If the columns are more in the time dimension we have to creat it manually by using Excel sheet. ======================================= We can use SCD Type 1/2/3 to load data into any dimension tables as per the requirement.answer.. The procedure needs to run only once to popullate all the data. We can loan the time dimension using ETL procedures which calls the procedure or function created in the database. Which u can do it fast writing scripts.

loaddate : loaddate + 1. loaddate Date default to_date('12/31/1979' 'mm/dd/yyyy'). begin Loop LastSeqID : LastSeqID + 1.file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html create or replace procedure QISODS.W_DAY_D values( LastSeqID Trunc(loaddate) Decode(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q') '1' 1 decode(to_char(loaddate 'Q') '2' 1 2) ) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'MM')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q')) trunc((ROUND(TO_DECIMAL(to_char(loaddate 'DDD'))) + ROUND(TO_DECIMAL(to_char(trunc(loaddate 'YYYY') 'D')))+ 5) / 7) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'DD')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'D')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'DDD')) 1 1 1 1 1 TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'J')) ((TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')) + 4713) * 12) + TO_number(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'MM')) ((TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')) + 4713) * 4) + TO_number(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'J'))/7 TO_FLOAT (TO_CHAR (loaddate 'YYYY')) + 4713 TO_CHAR(load_date 'Day') TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Month') Decode(To_Char(loaddate 'D') '7' 'weekend' '6' 'weekend' 'weekday') Trunc(loaddate 'DAY') + 1 Decode(Last_Day(loaddate) loaddate 'y' 'n') to_char(loaddate 'YYYYMM') to_char(loaddate 'YYYY') || ' Half' || . INSERT into QISODS.Insert_W_DAY_D_PR as LastSeqID number default 0.

. End Loop. 4)by the end of ETL process target databases(dimensions facts) are ready with data which accomplishes the business rules.html (222 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. End If. i. . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.what is the architecture of any Data warehousing project? what is the flow? QUESTION #216 No best answer available. August 21. 2006 06:52:22 #1 satyaneerumalla Member Since: August 2006 Contribution: 16 RE: what is the architecture of any Data warehousing p.Decode(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q') '1' 1 decode(to_char(loaddate 'Q') '2' 1 2) ) TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY / MM') TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY') ||' Q ' ||TRUNC(TO_number( TO_CHAR(loaddate file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 216.e creation dimensions and facts.Informatica . commit. Click Here to view complete document 1)The basic step of datawarehousing starts with datamodelling. If loaddate to_Date('12/31/2015' 'mm/dd/yyyy') Then Exit.. end Insert_W_DAY_D_PR. 2)datawarehouse starts with collection of data from source systems such as OLTP CRM ERPs etc 3)Cleansing and transformation process is done with ETL(Extraction Transformation Loading) tool.html 'Q')) ) TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY') ||' Week'||TRUNC(TO_number( TO_CHAR(loaddate 'WW'))) TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')).

November 14.html (223 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html very nice answer thanks ======================================= nice answer i have more doubts and can u give me ur mail id ======================================= 217.. 2006 02:08:00 #1 srinuv_11 Member Since: October 2006 Contribution: 23 RE: What are the questions asked in PDM Round(Final Hr. In Hr round they will ask what about ur current company tell some thing about ur company and why ur preffering this company and tell me some thing my company this they will ask any type of question. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your . ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.What are the questions asked in PDM Round (Final Hr round) QUESTION #217 No best answer available. These are the sample questions. ======================================= 218.What is the difference between materialized view and a data mart? Are they same? QUESTION #218 No best answer available..5)Now finally with the use of Reporting tools(OLAP) we can get the information which is used for decision support. Click Here to view complete document We can't say which questions asking in which round that will depending on the interviewer.Informatica .

. to construct a data warehouse. . mail me at satya.answer. ======================================= hi view direct connect to table it wont contain data and what we ask it will fire on table and give the data.html (225 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.g. ex: sum(sal). what ever we ask summerised information it will give and stores it. it is just like cube in dw. August 28.neerumalla@tcs... when ever we ask file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Datawarehouse contains overall view of the organization. 2006 09:46:52 #1 satyaneerumalla Member Since: August 2006 Contribution: 16 RE: What is the difference between materialized view a. But datamart is specific to a subjectarea like Finance etc. we can combine different data marts of a compnay to form datawarehouse or we can split a datawarehouse into different data marts. Coming to datamart that is completely different concept. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. But cubes occupy space. Then i think i can help you to clear your doubt.html (224 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. it will have data.com ======================================= A materialized view provides indirect access to table data by storing the results of a query in a separate schema object unlike an ordinary view which does not take up any storage space or contain data. performance wise this view are faster than normal view.html Click Here to view complete document Hi friend please elaborate what do you mean by materialized view. E. The definition of materialized view is very near to the concept of Cubes where we keep summarized data. materilized view are indirect connect to data and stored in separte scheema.html next time it will directly from here itself. Materialized views are schema objects that can be used to summarize precompute replicate and distribute data.

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219.Informatica - In workflow can we send multiple email ?
QUESTION #219 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.
August 28, 2006 15:13:20 #1 prudhvi RE: In workflow can we send multiple email ? Click Here to view complete document yes we can send multiple e-mail in a workflow ======================================= Yes only on the UNIX version of Workflow and not Windows based version. =======================================

220.Informatica - How do we load from PL/SQL script into Informatica mapping?
QUESTION #220 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.
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Click Here to view complete document You can use StoredProcedure transformation. There you can specify the pl/sql procedure name. when we run the session containing this transformation the pl/sql procedure will get executed. If you want more clarification. Either elaborate your question or mail me at satya.neerumalla@tcs.com ======================================= hi

for database procedure we have procedure transmission. we can use that one. thanks madhu ======================================= You can actually create a view and import it as source in mapping .... =======================================

221.Informatica - can any one tell why we are populating time dimension only with scripts not with mapping?
QUESTION #221 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.
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RE: can any one tell why we are populating time dimens... Click Here to view complete document hi becuase time dimension is rapidly changing dimenction. if you use mapping it is very big stuff and that to be it very big problem in performence wise. thanks madhu ======================================= How can time dimension be a rapidly chnging dimensions. Time dimension is one table where you load date and time related information so that the key can be used in facts. this way you dont have to use entire date in the fact and can rather use the time key. there are a number of advantages in performance and simplicity of design with this strategy. You use a script to laod time dimension becuase you load it one time. as i said earlier all it contains are dates starting from one point of time say... 01/01/1800 to some date in future say 01/01/3001 =======================================

222.Informatica - What about rapidly changing dimensions?Can u analyze with an example?
QUESTION #222 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.
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Click Here to view complete document hi a rapidly changing dimensions are those in which values are changing continuously and giving lot of difficulty to maintain them. i am giving one of the best real world example which i found in some website while browsing. go through it. i am sure you like it. description of a rapidly changing dimension by that person: I'm trying to model a retailing case . I'm having a SKU dimension of around 150 000 unique products which is already a SCD Type 2 for some attributes. In addition I'm willing to track changes of the sales and purchase price. However these prices change almost daily for quite a lot of these products leading to a huge dimensional table and requiring continuous updations. so a better option would be shift those attributes into a fact table as facts which solves the problem. ======================================= hi If you dont mine plz tell me how to creat rapidly changing dimensinons. and one more question.... please tell me what is the use of custom transformation.. thanking u.bye. ======================================= Rapidly changing dimension is that whre the dimensions changes quikly. best example is ATM transactions(BANKS).The data being changes continuesly and concurently for each second so it is very difficult to capture this dimensions.

======================================= hi question itself there that data is quite freequently changing. Changing means it can be modify or added. Example. The best example of this one is Sales Table.
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223.Informatica - What are Data driven Sessions?
QUESTION #223 The informatica server follows instructions coded into update strategy transformations with in the session mapping to determine how to flag records for insert,update,delete or reject. If you do not choose data driven optionn setting, the informatica server ignores all update strategy transformations in the mapping Click Here to view complete document
No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. September 07, 2006 07:38:33 #1 fazal RE: What are Data driven Sessions? ======================================= Once you load the data in your DW you can update the new data with the following options in your session properties:1.update 2.insert2.delete and datadriven and all these options are present in your session properties now if you select the datadriven option informatica takes the logic to update delete or reject data from your designer update strategy transformation.it will look some thing like this IIF( JOB 'MANAGER' DD_DELETE DD_INSERT ) this expression marks jobs with an ID of manager for deletion and all other items for insertion. Hope answer the question. =======================================

224.Informatica - what are the transformations that restrict the partitioning of sessions?
QUESTION #224 *Advanced External procedure transformation and External procedure transformation: This Transformation contains a check box on the properties tab to allow partitioning.
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*Aggregator Transformation: If you use sorted ports you cannot partition the associated source *Joiner Transformation: you can not partition the master source for a joiner transformation *Normalizer Transformation *XML targets.
Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. September 07, 2006 14:32:12 #1 Manasa RE: what are the transformations that restrict the par... ======================================= 1)source defination 2)Sequence Generator 3)Unconnected Transformation 4)Xml Target defination ======================================= Advanced External procedure transformation and External procedure transformation: This Transformation contains a check box on the properties tab to allow partitioning. Aggregator Transformation: If you use sorted ports you cannot partition the associated source Joiner Transformation:

you can not partition the master source for a joiner transformation Normalizer Transformation XML targets. =======================================

225.Informatica - Wht is incremental loading?Wht is versioning in 7.1?
QUESTION #225 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.
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September 11, 2006 11:06:34 #1 Anuj Agarwal RE: Wht is incremental loading?Wht is versioning in 7.... Click Here to view complete document Incremental loading in DWH means to load only the changed and new records.i.e. not to load the ASIS records which already exist. Versioning in Informatica 7.1 is like a confugration management system where you have every version of the mapping you ever worked upon. Whenever you have checkedin and created a lock noone else can work on the same mapping version. This is very helpful in n environment where you have several users working on a single feature. ======================================= Hi The Type 2 Dimension/Version Data mapping filters source rows based on userdefined comparisons and inserts both new and changed dimensions into the target. Changes are tracked in the target table by versioning the primary key and creating a version number for each dimension in the table. In the Type 2 Dimension/Version Data target the current version of a dimension has the highest version number and the highest incremented primary key of the dimension.

Use the Type 2 Dimension/Version Data mapping to update a slowly changing dimension table when you want to keep a full history of dimension data in the table. After that some enhancement is happend then i will download the data i will do the modification and keep that in same area but with some othere file name. If we found there is bug in previous version. thanks madhu ======================================= 226. Shivaji Thaneru ======================================= Hi Please see the incremental loding answer in CDC. Now i will tell you about versioning.Informatica . Version numbers and versioned primary keys track the order of changes to each dimension. Means file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. so like this hystory will be maintained. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. so what we will do simply we will revert back the changes bye downloading the source .What is ODS ?what data loaded from it ? What is DW architecture? QUESTION #226 No best answer available. 2006 10:58:25 #1 . If at all anothere developer wants this one simply he will download this data and he will modify or add again he will keep that source code in that same place but with other filename. Means source of site.html where the hystory of data will be available. See i developed some software in one storing area.html (232 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. September 11. If any body dont know about this consept read the below. Simply if any body is working in Programming language then it is SOS.

ODS to WH ODS StagingArea wh Thanks & regards madhu ======================================= ODS is an Integrated view of Operational sources(OLTP).m.m to 9 a. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. data i will store saperatly.. this consepct what we call as ODS. so i can take directly 10000 records. Click Here to view complete document ODS--Operational Data Source Normally in 3NF form. thq. Data is stored with least redundancy... ======================================= thq from ur answer i can come to one conclusion tht ODS is used to store the current data. ======================================= . ok in this one per day around 40000 records are added or modified. Peak hours is 9-9. Operational Data Source.... Now at 9'o clock i had taken a backup and left. after 9 to 9 again instead of stroing the data in the same server i will keep from 9 p.html Assume that i have one 24/7 company.. i can assume tht by defalut it will add tht 40000 records to this current data 10000 records n gives the reslut 50000. I will tell u clearly.A Agarwal RE: Wht is ODS ?wht data loaded from it ?Wht is DW ar. cud u plz reply to this. so that next day moring when i am dumping the data there is no need to take 40000+10000. Assume that 10000 records are added in this time. General architecture of DWH OLTP System--> ODS ---> DWH( Denomalised Star or Snowflake vary case to case) ======================================= This consept is really good..html (233 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Arch can be in two ways. It is very slow in performance wise..

September 12. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html calltomadhu Member Since: September 2006 Contribution: 34 RE: what are the type costing functions in informatica. 2006 10:02:20 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ShivajiThaneru ======================================= Hi . The Repository Agent uses object locking to ensure the consistency of metadata in the repository.what are the type costing functions in informatica QUESTION #227 No best answer available.what is the repository agent? QUESTION #228 No best answer available. 2006 11:07:42 #1 Shivat Member Since: September 2006 Contribution: 9 RE: what is the repository agent? Click Here to view complete document Hi The Repository Agent is a multi-threaded process that fetches inserts and updates metadata in the repository database tables.Informatica .Informatica .. September 22. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.227.html (234 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 228.. thanks madhu. Click Here to view complete document question was not clear can u repeat this question with full descritpion because there is no specific costing functions in informatica.

Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (236 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (235 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. simply reposatary agent means who speaks with reposatary.html The Repository Server uses a process called Repository agent to access the tables from Repository database.The Repository sever uses multiple repository agent processes to manage multiple repositories on different machines on the network using native drivers.html Click Here to view complete document Sql plus ======================================= Hi basic language is Latin.file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. . September 15.Informatica . ======================================= Hi The Repository Server uses a process called Repository agent to access the tables from Repository database. thanks madhu ======================================= 229. chsrgeekI ======================================= Hi Name itself it is saying that agent means meadiator between and repositary server and reposatary database tables. 2006 14:38:58 #1 vick RE: what is the basic language of informatica? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.The Repository sever uses multiple repository agent processes to manage multiple repositories on different machines on the network using native drivers.what is the basic language of informatica? QUESTION #229 No best answer available.

neerumalla@tcs. ======================================= The basic language of Informatica is SQL plus. ======================================= 230. September 18. it's my pleasure to discuss.What is CDC? QUESTION #230 No best answer available. Name itself saying that if any data is changed it will how to get the values. for this one we have type1 and type2 and type3 cdc's are there. satya. With CDC data extraction takes place at the same time the insert update or delete operations occur in the source tables and the change data is stored inside the database in change tables.html (237 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. thanks madhu ======================================= Whenever any source data is changed we need to capture it in the target system also this can be . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Thanks & Regards Madhu D. depending upon our requirement we can fallow. 2006 08:42:07 #1 satyaneerumalla Member Since: August 2006 Contribution: 16 RE: Wht is CDC? Click Here to view complete document Changed Data Capture (CDC) helps identify the data in the source system that has changed since the last extraction.html ======================================= CDC Changed Data Capture. The change data thus captured is then made available to the target systems in a controlled manner.Informatica .com file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Then only it will under stand the data base language. mail me to discuss any thing related to informatica.and it was developed in VC++.

html (238 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.basically in 3 ways Target record is completely replaced with new record(Type 1) Complete changes can be captured as different records & stored in the target table(Type 2) Only last change & present data can be captured (Type 3) CDC can be done generally by using a timestamp or version key ======================================= 231.Informatica .Source System Initial Rows Short Description Refresh Frequency Preprocessing Post Processing Error Strategy Reload Strategy Unique Source Fields 4.html Click Here to view complete document Mapping Specification It is a metadata document of a mapping. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..Sources Tables . September 19.Target System Rows/Load 5. A typical Mapping specification contains: 1.Mapping Name 2.Business Requirement Information 3.. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.what r the mapping specifications? how versionzing of repository objects? QUESTION #231 No best answer available. 2006 02:45:04 #1 satyaneerumalla Member Since: August 2006 Contribution: 16 RE: what r the mapping specifications? how versionzing.

Checkout: when some user is modifying an object(source target mapping) he can checkout it.Information about lookups 8. So that until he release no body can access it.Mapping Name 2. 7. A typical Mapping specification contains: 1.Business Requirement Information 3. That is he can lock it.html (240 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2.Checkin: When you want to commit an object u use this checkin feature.Table Name Schema/Owner Selection/Filter Files File Name File Owner Unique Key 6.html Information about different targets..html Error Strategy Reload Strategy Unique Source Fields 4.Source System Initial Rows Short Description Refresh Frequency Preprocessing Post Processing file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. In this we have to things 1.Source To Target Field Matrix Target Table Target Column Data-type Source Table Source Column Data-type Expression Default Value if Null Data Issues/Quality/Comments Coming to Versioning of objects in repository.Sources Tables Table Name Schema/Owner Selection/Filter Files .html (239 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= Mapping Specification It is a metadata document of a mapping. Some thing like above one.Targets file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Target System Rows/Load 5.

Some thing like above one. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. for this we need mapping name source table target table session.html Click Here to view complete document .Targets Information about different targets. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. 2006 09:46:17 #1 opbang Member Since: March 2006 Contribution: 46 RE: what is bottleneck in informatica? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= hi mapping is nothing but flow or work. thanks madhu ======================================= 232.Checkout: when some user is modifying an object(source target mapping) he can checkout it.what is bottleneck in informatica? QUESTION #232 No best answer available.html (242 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. In this we have to things 1. ======================================= Please let me know the answer for this question. That is he can lock it.File Name File Owner Unique Key 6.html 2.Informatica .html (241 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 7. September 26. So that until he release no body can access it.. where the data is coming and where data is going.Information about lookups 8.Checkin: When you want to commit an object u use this checkin feature.Source To Target Field Matrix Target Table Target Column Data-type Source Table Source Column Data-type Expression Default Value if Null Data Issues/Quality/Comments Coming to Versioning of objects in repository.

The global repository is the hub of the domain.Informatica . A local repository is within a domain that is not the global repository.. September 26. From a local repository you can create shortcuts to objects in shared folders in the global repository. These objects typically include source definitions . Use local repositories for development. In SSIS and Datastage when you run the job you can see at every level how many rows per second is processed by the server. When ETL Process is in progress first thing login to workflow monitor and observe performance statistic.Bottleneck in Informatica Bottleneck in ETL Processing is the point by which the performance of the ETL Process is slowr.What is the differance between Local and Global repositary? QUESTION #233 No best answer available. Mostly bottleneck occurs at source qualifier during fetching data from source joiner aggregator Lookup Cache Building Session. 2006 09:55:03 #1 opbang Member Since: March 2006 Contribution: 46 RE: What is the differance between Local and Global re.. l Local repositories. I. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.e. ======================================= 233. Click Here to view complete document You can develop global and local repositories to share metadata: l Global repository. Use the global repository to store common objects that multiple developers can use through shortcuts. These objects may include operational or Application source definitions reusable transformations mapplets and mappings. observe processing rows per second. Removing bottleneck is performance tuning.

Informatica . Click Here to view complete document key range: The informatica server distributes the rows of data based on the st of ports that u specify as the partition key..Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. QUESTION #234 No best answer available. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. October 11.html (244 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.COMMITS: What is the use of Source-based commits ? PLease tell with an example ? QUESTION #235 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. September 29. You can also create file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..Explain in detail about Key Range & Round Robin partition with an example. 2006 02:20:42 #1 srinivas vadlakonda RE: COMMITS: What is the use of Source-based commits ?. ======================================= 234. ======================================= 235. Round robin: The informatica server distributes the equal no of rows for each and every partition.. 2006 02:03:38 #1 srinivas vadlakonda RE: Explain in detail about Key Range & Round Robin pa..html (243 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.common dimensions and lookups and enterprise standard transformations.html Click Here to view complete document commits the data based on the course records .html copies of objects in non-shared folders.

======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. Click Here to view complete document Hello when we try to load data in bulk mode there will be no entry in database log files so it will be tough to recover data if session got failed at some point.html in case of bulk for group of records a dml statement will created and executed .What Bulk & Normal load? Where we use Bulk and where Normal? QUESTION #236 No best answer available. so if the session got failed it will be easy for us to start data from last committed point. ======================================= 236.======================================= if you selected commit type is target once the cache is holding some 10000 records server will commit the records here server will be least bother of the number of source records processed. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica . if you selected commit type is source once after 10000 records are queried immedialty server will commit that here server will be least bother how many records inserted in the target.. October 01.html (245 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 10:10:23 #1 Vamsi Krishna. we use bulk mode to load data in databases it won't work with text files using as target where as normal mode will work fine with all type of targets.K RE: What Bulk & Normal load? Where we use Bulk and whe. where as in case of normal mode entry of every record will be with database log file and with the informatica repository. Bulk mode is very fast compartively with normal mode.

Which transformation has the most complexity Lookup or Joiner? QUESTION #237 No best answer available. ======================================= 237.but in the case of normal for every recorda a dml statement will created and executed if u selecting bulk performance will be increasing ======================================= Bulk mode is used for Oracle/SQLserver/Sybase. Further this mode doesn't work when update transformation is used and there shouldn't be any indexes or constraints on the table.. This mode improves performance by not writing to the database log. ======================================= 238. As a result when using this mode recovery is unavailable.Informatica . October 11.Informatica .. Please pick the good answer available or submit your .Where we use Star Schema & where Snowflake? QUESTION #238 No best answer available. Click Here to view complete document lookup trans is check the condition like joiner but it has the more feature like get a related value update slowly chaning dimention ======================================= lookupbut it will reduse the complexity of the solutions and improves the performance of the workflows. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 01:51:17 #1 srinivas vadlakonda RE: Which transformation has the most complexity Looku. Ofcourse one can use the pre-session and post-session SQLs to drop and rebuild indexes/constraints.

Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. .Can we create duplicate rows in star schema? QUESTION #239 No best answer available. 2006 01:20:33 #1 Raj RE: Where we use Star Schema & where Snowflake? Click Here to view complete document its depends for client requirements..so we have implemented whatever their requirements ======================================= 239. StarSchema is mathodoly and Duplicate row is part of actual implementation in DB.initially we have implement high level design .html answer.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.and in that case there is another special case if you implemented Unique inDex.Boom ======================================= 240.Informatica .Informatica ..Where persistent cache will be stored? QUESTION #240 No best answer available. 2006 09:02:00 #1 Ashwani RE: Can we create duplicate rows in star schema? Click Here to view complete document Duplicate row has nothing to do with StarSchema. If u look at Surrogate key conceot then NO beside surrogate key other columns can be duplicate.. October 05.file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (246 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. October 25.so the client want to be normalized (snow flake schema) or de-normaliized data (star schema) which is used for their analysis.

K RE: What is SQL override? In which transformation we u. target ======================================= 242..html RE: Where persistent cache will be stored? Click Here to view complete document The informatica server saves the cache files for every session and reuses it for next session by that the query on the table will be reduced so that there will be some performance increment will be there.Informatica . source qualifier 2.K file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Can you update the Target table? QUESTION #242 . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (247 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . ======================================= presistent cache stored in the server folder ======================================= 241.What is SQL override? In which transformation we use override? QUESTION #241 No best answer available. 2006 10:01:32 #1 Vamsi Krishna. lookup 3.. 1. 2006 10:04:07 #1 Vamsi Krishna. Click Here to view complete document Hello By default informatica server will generate sql query for every action if that query is not able to perform the exact task we can modify that query or we can genrate new once with new conditions and with new constraints. October 01.October 01.

Informatica . 2006 01:39:58 #1 opbang Member Since: March 2006 Contribution: 46 RE: At what frequent u load the data? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 1. Please pick the good answer available or submit your file:///C|/Perl/bin/result....html (248 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 243.K RE: Can you update the Target table? Click Here to view complete document hello we have to update target table. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer... or weekly... target update override. 2006 09:55:26 #1 Vamsi Krishna. October 04. this update can be done by two type.html (249 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Thanks vamsi.html answer. how the updated transaction data will replace in fact tables.At what frequent u load the data? QUESTION #243 No best answer available.html Click Here to view complete document Loading frequency depends on the requirement of Business Users It could be daily during mid night... if you are loading type-1 dimension type-2 dimension data at target surly you have to do. October 01. using update stratergy 2.No best answer available. Other factors How fast OLTP is updating Data Volume Available time window for Extracting Data. Depending on the frequency.. ETL process should take care. ======================================= .

view nothing but it is a small table which meats our criteria it will not occupy the space ======================================= View doesn't occupy any storage space in table space but meterilized view will occupy space ======================================= Materialized view stores the result set of a query but normal view does not store the same. October 11. Click Here to view complete document materialized views are used in datawarehousing to precompute and store aggregated data such sum of sales and it will used for increase the speed of the query when we are taking the large data bases.vadlakonda RE: What is a Materialized view? Diff.Informatica .244. Between Materialized view and view QUESTION #244 No best answer available. We can perform DML operation and direct path insert operation in Materialized View.Is it possible to refresh the Materialized view? QUESTION #245 No best answer available. Normal view is only for view the records.html (250 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . 2006 01:45:10 #1 srinivas..What is a Materialized view? Diff. ======================================= 245..html answer. We can refresh the Materialised View when any changes are made in the master table. 2006 05:37:16 #1 . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. October 05. Between Materia.

lingesh RE: Is it possible to refresh the Materialized view? Click Here to view complete document Yaa we can refresh materialized view.html (251 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 246.whilw the server is not able to connect the oracle server. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. For active dataware house i mean inorder to have real time dataware house we can have materialized views.see this CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW mv_emp_pk REFRESH FAST START WITH SYSDATE NEXT SYSDATE + 1/48 WITH PRIMARY KEY AS SELECT * FROM emp@remote_db.What is Shortcut? What is use of it? QUESTION #247 No best answer available.html Click Here to view complete document mostly we are geting oracle fatal error. While creating of materialized views we can give options such as refresh fast and we can mention time so that it can refresh automatically and fetch new data i. October 30. Please pick the good answer available or submit your ..Informatica .What are the common errors that you face daily? QUESTION #246 No best answer available.e updateed data and inserted data. ======================================= 247. EX:.Informatica . 2006 04:44:35 #1 shiva RE: What are the common errors that you face daily? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

2006 01:24:36 #1 opbang Member Since: March 2006 Contribution: 46 RE: what is the use of Factless Facttable? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 04:17:18 #1 Vamsi Krishna K. ======================================= transaction can occur without the measure fore example victim id ======================================= 249.what is the use of Factless Facttable? QUESTION #248 No best answer available.Informatica .there are two diffrent types of shortcuts 1.html (252 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. local shortcut2.You want to store the attendance information of the student.answer. what are the two files . October 03. This table will give you datewise whether the student has attended the class or not.html Click Here to view complete document Factless Fact table are fact table which is not having any measures. But there is no measures because fees paid etc is not daily.while Running a Session. For example . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. global shortcut ======================================= 248.we can create shortcuts for Source definitions Reusable transformations Mapplets Mappings Target definitions Business components.Informatica . October 04. RE: What is Shortcut? What is use of it? Click Here to view complete document Shortcut is a facility providing by informatica to share metadata objects across folders without copying the objects to every folder.

October 04.reject files target output file incremental aggregation file cache file ======================================= 250. October 05. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.it will create? QUESTION #249 No best answer available.give me an scenario where flat files are used? QUESTION #250 No best answer available. 2006 00:26:01 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Secondly Flat file can work with case sensitivity issue of data easily. where normal table has . At remote location the required data can be converted into flatfile and same you can use at target location for loading. 2006 01:20:21 #1 opbang Member Since: March 2006 Contribution: 46 RE: while Running a Session. You are receiving a data from a remote location.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer...html opbang Member Since: March 2006 Contribution: 46 RE: give me an scenario where flat files are used? Click Here to view complete document Loading data from flatfiles to database is faster.html (253 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. This minimizes the requirement of bandwidth faster transmission. First one is explained by first post. Click Here to view complete document Session Log file and Session Detail file ======================================= Besides session log it also creates the following files if applicable . ======================================= Hi Flat files have some advantages which normal table does not have. what are the two files it.

v7 has repository server & pmserver v5 had pmserver only. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Architectural diff b/w informatica 7.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your .what r the types of data flows in workflow manager QUESTION #252 No best answer available. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. October 12. ======================================= 252.what r the types of target loads QUESTION #253 No best answer available.1 and 5..1 and 5. 2006 13:03:29 #1 sravangopisetty RE: what r the types of data flows in workflow manager.sequential execution.1? QUESTION #251 No best answer available.paralal execution3.errors.Informatica .Kapil Goyal ======================================= 251.control flow execution ======================================= 253. pmserver does not directly talks to repository database it talks to repository server which in turn talks to database.html October 10.Informatica .. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (254 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.2. Click Here to view complete document Types of dataflows1. 2006 14:57:59 #1 zskhan Member Since: June 2006 Contribution: 3 RE: Architectural diff b/w informatica 7.1? Click Here to view complete document 1.

Informatica .Q n three instances of Targets by default informatica will load the data in the first target but using the Target load plan u can change this sequence ..by selecting vich target u want to be laoded first ======================================= we define target load plans in 2 ways 1. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..answer. October 13. 2006 01:28:11 #1 srinivas vadlakonda RE: Can we use lookup instead of join? reason Click Here to view complete document yes we can use the lookup transformation instead of joiner but we can take the homogeous sources only. October 11. If u r taking joiner we can join the heterogeneous sources. bulk2. in mapping 2. in session ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. normal ======================================= 254.html (255 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= If the relationship to other table is a one to one join or many to one join then we can use lookup to get .html There are two types of target load typesthey are1. 2006 15:03:04 #1 Anonymous RE: what r the types of target loads Click Here to view complete document hi Target load plan is the process thru which u can decide the preference of the Target laod. lets say u have three S.Can we use lookup instead of join? reason QUESTION #254 No best answer available.

In a flat file sql override will work r not? what is the extension of flatfile.. ======================================= 255. QUESTION #256 . If you over write it this is also called 'SQL override' ======================================= we use sql override for 3 transformationswhen the source is homo genious1. October 10. filter transformaton3. In case the relationship is outer join joining both the tables will give correct results as Lookup returns only one row if multiple rows satisfy the join condition. joiner transformation2.Informatica .look up transfermation3. sorter transformation ======================================= 256.the required fields.html Click Here to view complete document THe defualt Sql Return by the source qualifier can be over writne by using source qualifier. 2006 12:33:10 #1 sravangopisetty RE: what is sql override where do we use and which tra. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..Informatica . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Target ======================================= Besides the answers above in Session properties -> transformations tab -> source qualifier ->SQL query .what is sql override where do we use and which transformations QUESTION #255 No best answer available.by default it will be the query from the mapping.html (256 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Transfermation is Source qualifier transfermation. ======================================= 2.

2006 09:39:08 #1 suri RE: In a flat file sql override will work r not? what . Yes if it is an Target file it will have extension as .No best answer available. If you are talking about the flat file as a source it can be of any extension like .dat and the output or target flatfile extension is .txt .. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..out.. Click Here to view complete document Are you lookuping flat file or database table? Generaly sorted joiner is more efective on flat files than . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. the extension of the flat files are . Which can be altered in the Target Properties. Regards Rajesh file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .doc .dat .what is cost effective transformation b/w lookup and joiner QUESTION #257 No best answer available. 2006 11:14:23 #1 Myk RE: what is cost effective transformation b/w lookup a..doc etc. .. We have different properties to set for a flat file. ======================================= In Flat file SQL Override will not work. October 11.out is the extension..html ======================================= Using flat files sql override willnot work.html (257 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document Nope.out ======================================= 257. October 06.

October 13. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 15:13:45 #1 Anonymous RE: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOGICAL DESIG.Informatica .. At this time you have to map: l Entities to tables l Relationships to foreign key constraints l Attributes to columns l Primary unique identifiers to primary key constraints l Unique identifiers to unique key constraints n if u refer this diag u will understand better : - . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOGICAL DESIGN AND PHYSICAL DESIGN INA DATAWAREHOUSE QUESTION #258 No best answer available. During the physical design process you translate the expected schemas into actual database structures. ======================================= 258. If database responses slowly or big amount of data are processed lookup cache initialization can be really slow (lookup waits for database and stores cashed data on discs).lookup because sorted joiner uses merge join and cashes less rows. The entities are linked together using relationships.Lookups into database table can be effective if the database can return sorted data fast and the amount of data is small because lookup can create whole cash in memory. Lookup cashes always whole file. If the file is not sorted it can be comparable.html Click Here to view complete document During the logical design phase you defined a model for your data warehouse consisting of entities attributes and relationships. Then it can be better use sorted joiner which throws data to output as reads them on input.html (258 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..

html Click Here to view complete document surrogate key is used to replacement of the primary key DWH does not depends upon the primary key it is used to identify the internal records each diemension should have atleast one surrogate key. ======================================= Surrogate key or warehouse key acts like a composite primary key.what is surrogate key ? how many surrogate key used in ur dimensions? QUESTION #259 No best answer available. October 16. October 12. If the target doesn't have a unique key the surrogate key helps to address a particular row... ======================================= 260. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.======================================= 259.Informatica ..html (259 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:58 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2006 02:14:54 #1 srinivas. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..Informatica . Click Here to view complete document .thanks in advance. QUESTION #260 No best answer available. 2006 01:10:52 #1 srinivas vadlakonda RE: what is surrogate key ? how many surrogate key use. It is like a primary key in the target.what r the advantages and disadvantagesof a star schema and snoflake schema.vadlakonda RE: what r the advantages and disadvantagesof a .

November 16. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Reusable Sequence generator are preferably used when we want the same sequence (that is the next value of the sequence) to be used in more than one mapping (may be because this next value loading the same field of same table in different mappings and to maintain the continuity its required) suppose there are two mappings using a reusable sequence generator and we run the two mappings one . ======================================= Main advantage in starschema file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html 1)it supports drilling and drill down options 2)fewer tables 3)less database In snowflake schema 1)degrade query peformance because more joins is there 2)savings small storage spaces ======================================= 261..Informatica . 2006 06:05:48 #1 Sarada RE: why do we use reusable sequencegenerator transform.why do we use reusable sequencegenerator transformation only in mapplet? QUESTION #261 No best answer available. Click Here to view complete document The relation between reusable sequence generator and maplet is indirect..Schemas are two types starflake and snowsflake schema In starflake fact table is in normalized format and dimention table is in denormalized format In snowsflake both fact and dimention tables are in normalized format only if u r taking snowsflake it requires more dimention table and more foreign keys it will reduse the query performance. It will reduce the redundency.html (260 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

Informatica . Thanks Philip ======================================= Hi The solution provided is correct. if it is the .by one. By default for reusable SEQUENCE it has a cache value set to 1000 that's why it takes 1000 else if you only have 595 records for the 1st session and automatically the 2nd session will start with 1000 as the sequence number bcos the cache value is set to it. Is it possible to change Number of Cached Values always to 1 instead of changing it after each time the session/sessions is/are run. ======================================= 262. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. I would like to add more information into it.in which particular situation we use unconnected lookup transformation? QUESTION #262 Submitted by: sridhar39 hi. Thus it is made a must. Reusable Sequence Generator is a must for a Mapplet: Mapplet is basically to reuse a mapping as such if a non.html ======================================= Hi Question is Are you sure its going to start with the 1000 number after the 999. both unconnected and connected will provide single output.html (261 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.reusable sequence generator is used in mapplet then the sequence of numbers it generates mismatches and creates problem. here if the last value for the sequence generator for the mapping1 run is 999 then the sequence generator value for second mapping will start from 1000. I got another question. this is how we relate reusable sequence generator and maplet.

so performance increases. Just concatinate all the values which you want and get the result from the return row of unconnected lookup and then furthur split it in the expression. We can also use the connected to return the one port but if u r taking unconnected lookup transformation it is not connected to the other transformation and it is not a part of data flow that why performance will increase.html Above answer was rated as good by the following members: Vamshidhar Click Here to view complete document We can use the unconnected lookup transformation when i need to return the only one port at that time i will use the unconnected lookup transformation instead of connected. However using Unconnected lookup takes more time as it breaks the flow and goes to an unconnected . We can call an unconnected lookup multiple times in the mapping unlike connected lookup.case that we can use either unconnected or connected i prefer unconnected why because unconnected doesnot participate in the dataflow so informatica server creates a seperate cache for unconnected and processing takes place parallely. ======================================= Use of connected and unconnected Lookup ic completely based on the logic which we need. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. However i just wanted to clear that we can get multiple rows data from an Unconnected lookup also.html (262 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. If we want the output from a multiple ports at that time we have to use connected lookup Transformation. ======================================= We can use the unconnected lookup transformation when we need to return the output from a single port. ======================================= The major advantage of unconnected lookup is its reusability.

2006 01:06:34 #1 srinivas vadlakonda RE: in which particular situation we use dynamic looku. Click Here to view complete document Specific situation is not there to use the dynamic lookup if u r using the dynamic it will increase the performance and also it will minimize the transformation like sequence generator.in which particular situation we use dynamic file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. October 17.html (263 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html lookup? QUESTION #263 No best answer available.Informatica .Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..is there any relationship between java & inforematica? . of records are in hundreds one doesn't see much difference whether a static cache is used or dynamic cache. so performance increases. ======================================= If the no.lookup to fetch the results. ======================================= hi both unconnected and connected will provide single output.. if it is the case that we can use either unconnected or connected i prefer unconnected why because unconnected doesnot participate in the dataflow so informatica server creates a seperate cache for unconnected and processing takes place parallely. ======================================= 263. If there are thousands of records dynamic cache kills time because it commits the database for each insert or update it makes. ======================================= 264.

. 2006 07:04:27 #1 phanimv Member Since: July 2006 Contribution: 41 RE: is there any relationship between java & inforemat. 2006 15:42:32 #1 . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.what is the event-based scheduling? QUESTION #266 No best answer available.Informatica ..g RE: How many types of flatfiles available in Informati..Delimtedwidth 2. 2006 04:08:09 #1 subbarao. October 18.html Click Here to view complete document Like java informatica is a plat-form independent portable and architechtural nutral. October 25.Fixdwidth ======================================= Thank you very much Subbarao. ======================================= 265.QUESTION #264 No best answer available.How many types of flatfiles available in Informatica? QUESTION #265 No best answer available.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Click Here to view complete document There are two types of flate files: 1.html (264 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. October 16. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. ======================================= 266.Informatica .

. In some situations we've to run a job based on some events like if a file arrives then only the job has to run whatever the time it is..html (265 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. Click Here to view complete document I hope you're asking about the 'add a new port' button in the lookup transformation.. ======================================= event based scheduling is using for row indicator file. ======================================= 267.what is the new lookup port in look-up transformation? QUESTION #267 No best answer available.of a port. 2006 15:37:38 #1 sn3508 Member Since: April 2006 Contribution: 20 RE: what is the new lookup port in look-up transformat. ======================================= Seems u r talking newlook up row when u configure u lookup as dyanamic lkp cache by default it will generates newlkprow it tells the informatica whether . when u dont no where is the source data that time we use shellcommand script batch file to send to the local directory of the informatica server is waiting for row indiactor file befor running the session. If the answer is yes this button creates a port where we can enter the name datatype . This is mainly used when using unconnected lookup this reflects the datatype of the input port. In such cases event based scheduling is used.Informatica . October 25.html Click Here to view complete document In time based scheduling the jobs run at the specified time. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.sn3508 Member Since: April 2006 Contribution: 20 RE: what is the event-based scheduling? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

html (266 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. or else it discards.the row u got is existing or new row if it is new row it passes data.what is dynamic insert? QUESTION #268 No best answer available. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html This port is added by PC Client :-'Designer to a Lookup transformation when ever dynamic cache is used. ======================================= .[0 1 2]. 2006 00:22:38 #1 srinuv_11 Member Since: October 2006 Contribution: 23 RE: what is dynamic insert? Click Here to view complete document When we selecting the dynamic cache in look up transformation the informatica server create the new look up row port it will indicates the numeric value wheather the informatica server inserts updates or makes no changes to the look up cashe and if u associate a sequence id the informatica server create a sequence id for newly inserted records.Informatica . ======================================= The new port in lookup transformation is Associative port Cheers Bobby ======================================= 268. November 15. ======================================= Hi srinu Can u explain how to associate sequence ? Thanks Sri.This port is a indicator to Infa server action whether it is inserts or upates the dynamic cache through a numeric value.

269.bad file D1232234O877NDDDN23 Like that if any doubt give msg to my mail id ======================================= 270.how did you handle errors?(ETLRow-Errors) QUESTION #269 No best answer available.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Click Here to view complete document .html November 29. column based errors column based errors identified by D-GOOD DATA N-NULL DATA O-OVERFLOW DATA R-REJECTED DATA the data stored in . December 12. The error are in two type 1.html (267 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..html (268 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html RE: HOw do u setup a schedule for data loading from sc.HOw do u setup a schedule for data loading from scratch? QUESTION #270 No best answer available. 2006 02:02:06 #1 phani RE: how did you handle errors?(ETL-Row-Errors) Click Here to view complete document Hi friend If there is an error comes it stored it on target_table.bad file. 2006 17:08:30 #1 hanug Member Since: June 2006 Contribution: 24 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . row-based errors 2.

html (269 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. if you want to have only duplicate records then write the following query in the Source Qualifier SQL Override .Informatica . then write file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. For that we can use distinct keyword. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. The change is how to pickup the delta data. Hanu.HOw do u select duplicate rows using informatica? QUESTION #271 No best answer available. 2006 08:52:55 #1 Sharmila RE: HOw do u select duplicate rows using informatica? Click Here to view complete document I thought we could identify dupilcates by using rank transformation. For example : consider a table dept(dept_no dept_name) and having duplicate records in that. 1)select distinct(deptno) deptname from dept_test.whether you are loading data from scratch(for the first time) or subsequent loads there is no changes to the scheduling. ======================================= can u explain detail? ======================================= Hi You can write SQL override in the source qualifier (to eliminate duplicates). ======================================= can u explain what are the steps for identifying the duplicates with the help of rank transformation.html this following query in the Source Qualifier sql over ride. ======================================= 271. 2)select avg(deptno) deptname from dept_test group by deptname. October 20.

======================================= we can aso use sorter transfermation.html Click Here to view complete document l If you don't have the structures create the Source or Target structure of the XML file by going to Sources or Targets menu and selecting 'Import XML' and follow the steps l Follow the regular steps you would do to create an ordinary mapping/session. 2006 15:23:31 #1 sn3508 Member Since: April 2006 Contribution: 20 RE: How to load data to target where the source and ta. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica .Informatica .How to load data to target where the source and targets are XML'S? QUESTION #272 No best answer available.What TOAD and for what purpose it will be used? QUESTION #273 . October 25.seect distinct one check box.. l Once the session is success the xml file will be generated in the specified location. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (270 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.select distinct(deptno) deptname from dept_test a where deptno in( select deptno from dept_test b group by deptno having count(1)>1) ======================================= i think we cant select duplicates from rank transformation if it is possible means explain how to do it ======================================= We can get the duplicate records by using the rank transformation. ======================================= 273.. l In the session you've to mention the location and name of source/target. ======================================= 272.

html View the Oracle Dictionary l Create browse or alter objects l Graphically build execute and tune queries l Edit PL/SQL and profile stored procedures l Manage your common DB tasks from one central window l Find and fix database problems with constraints triggers extents indexes and grants l Create code from shortcuts and templates l . You can create and edit database tables views indexes constraints and users. October 24. And we can use the oracle to test how many records are loaded into the target that loaded records are correct or not for this purposes we can use the oracle or Toad. Using Toad you can build and test PL/SQL packages procedures triggers and functions. The Schema Browser and Project Manager provides quick access to database objects.No best answer available. With Toad you can: file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. While unit testing the development or query on tables one can use TOAD with basic knowledge on database commands. ======================================= TOAD is a user friendly interface for relational databases like Oracle Sql Server DB2. 2006 04:54:29 #1 srinivas vadlakonda RE: What TOAD and for what purpose it will be used? Click Here to view complete document After creating the mapping we can execute the session for that mapping after that we can use the unit testing to test data. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (271 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= Toad is a application development tool built around an advanced SQL and PL/SQL editor. Toad s SQL Editor provides an easy and efficient way to write and test scripts and queries and its powerful data grids provide an easy way to view and edit Oracle data.

October 31.Create custom code templates l Control code access and development (with or without a third party version control product) using Toad's cooperative source control feature.html Target oad pan specifies the order in which the data being extracted from the source qualifier. 2006 16:52:24 #1 . customer 2.Informatica .html (272 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. October 24.How to extract 10 records out of 100 records in a flat file QUESTION #275 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= 275. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica . 2006 04:47:53 #1 ram gopal RE: What is target load order ? Click Here to view complete document In a mapping if there are more than one target table then we need to give in which order the target tables should be loaded example: suppose in our mapping there are 2 target table 1. ======================================= l 274.What is target load order ? QUESTION #274 No best answer available. Audit table first customer table should be populated than Audit table for that we use target load order Hope u undeerstood ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

2) run OS commands/scripts.Informatica .on new fileld id--filter tran.html (273 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. store the file in this external directory 3.. 4 + 5) raise user-defined or pre-defined events and wait for the the event to be raised. Click Here to view complete document 1. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. create external directory 2. 6) assign values to workflow var 10) run worklets. query the external table to access records like u would do a normal table ======================================= hi For falt file sourec source--sq--sequence generator tran. 1) run mappings.sridhar RE: How to extract 10 records out of 100 records in a .. . create a external table corresponding to the file 4. 2006 00:08:06 #1 kumar RE: How many types of TASKS we have in Workflomanager?.html October 31.. Click Here to view complete document session command email notification ======================================= work flow task : 1)session 2)command 3)email 4)control 5)command 6)presession 7)post session 8)assigment ======================================= 1) session2) command 3) email4) event-wait5) event-raise6) assignment7) control8) decision9) timer10) worklet3) 8) 9) are self explanatory.How many types of TASKS we have in Workflomanager? What r they? QUESTION #276 No best answer available. id< 10--traget ======================================= 276.

======================================= The following Tasks we r having in Workflow manager Assignment Control Command decision E-mail Session Event-Wait Event-raise and Timer. The Tasks developed in the task developer rreusable tasks and taske which r developed by useing workflow or worklet r non reusable. Session ======================================= We have Session Command and Email tasks Cheers Thana ======================================= 277. Among these tasks only Session Command and E-mail r the reusable remaining tasks r non reusable.Informatica .Informatica .Regards rma ======================================= 1. Please pick the good answer available or submit your .what is the difference between connected stored procedure and unconnected stored procedure? QUESTION #278 No best answer available. 2006 15:51:39 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. November 02.html (274 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.What is user defined Transformation? QUESTION #277 No best answer available.html n k rajkumar RE: What is user defined Transformation? Click Here to view complete document User Defined Transformations Are Stored Procedure and Sourcr Qualifier ======================================= 278. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

November 15. 1.(if any one feel there is some conceptual problem with my solution plz let me now) there are three types of facts.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html RE: what is semi additve measuresand fully addi.. Click Here to view complete document hi..semi additive 3.... ======================================= 279......additive 2. non-additive additve means when a any measure is queried of the fact table if the result relates to all the diemension table which are linked to the fact semi-additve when a any measure is queried from the fact table the results relates to some of the diemension table .Informatica ..answer. Click Here to view complete document Connected stored procedure will execute when each row passed through the mapping then it will execute Unconnected stored procedure will execute when it is called by the another transformation and connected stored procedure is the part of a data flow in a pipe line but unconnected is not.. this is ramesh. 2006 00:11:33 #1 srinuv_11 Member Since: October 2006 Contribution: 23 RE: what is the difference between connected stored pr. November 03. 2006 06:17:52 #1 rameshr file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.what is semi additve measuresand fully additive measures QUESTION #279 No best answer available.html (275 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

what is DTM process? QUESTION #280 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. November 06. ======================================= A measurable data on which simple addition can be performed is called fully additive such measurable data's no need to combine two or more dimensions for it's meaning Ex: Product wise total sales Branch wise total sales A measurable data on which simple addition can't be performed is called semi additive such measurable data's need to combine two or more dimensions for it's meaning Ex: customer wise total sales amount ---------> Has no meaning customer wise product total sales amount If any one have doubt about this let me now ======================================= 280. 2006 04:40:39 #1 .html Akhi ======================================= average monthly balance of your bank account is a semi-additive fact. ======================================= hi additive means it can be summrized by any other column..non-additive when a any measure is queried from the fact table if it does n't relate to any of the diemension and the result is driectly from the measures of the same fact table ex: to calculate the total percentage of loan just we take the value from the fact measure(loan) divide it with 100 we get it without the diemension.Informatica .. semi additive means it can be summrized by some columns only.html (276 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= hi can u give one example of additive and semi additive facts it ll be better for understand file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

it will collect the data and load the data. Creates threads to initialize the session read write and transform data and handle pre. ======================================= 281.another diff is in PC we can create repository globle but it not in PM. November 06.prasanna alur RE: what is DTM process? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (277 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.in this process informatica server search source and tgt connection in repository if it correct then informatica server fetch the data from source and load it to target. 2006 04:34:18 #1 prasanna alur RE: what is Powermart and Power Center? Click Here to view complete document In power center we can register multiple server but in power mart its not possible. pm we will use in development environment ======================================= Hi .and post-session operations. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.in informatica this is main back ground process.what is Powermart and Power Center? QUESTION #281 No best answer available.Informatica . ======================================= pc we will use in production environment.it run after complition of load manager. ======================================= Load manager Process: Starts the session creates the DTM process and sends post-session email when the session completes. It is one of the component in informatica architecture. The DTM process. ======================================= dtm means data transmission manager.html Click Here to view complete document DTM means data transformation manager.

.power center will support global and local repositories and also it supports ERP packages. thanks ®ards sivaprasad . Thanks and Regards Siva Prasad.1 1.1 and informatica7.it works like union all. Power center is High Cost where as power mart it is Low.html Powermart will support local repositories only and it doesn't support ERP packages .html Click Here to view complete document load manager is a manager who will take care about the loading process from source to target ======================================= in informatica7. but file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (278 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (279 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 16:09:38 #1 calltomadhu Member Since: September 2006 Contribution: 34 RE: what are the differences between informatica6. ======================================= 282.Informatica .dataprofiling&versioning 4. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.1 QUESTION #282 No best answer available.union transformation.flatfile as lookup table 3.1 a.what are the differences between informatica6. November 06.. ======================================= Power Center supports Partitioning process where as Power mart only does simple pass through. we can take flatfile as a target 2. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Power center normally used for enterprise data warehouses where as power mart will use for Low/Mid range data warehouses.

======================================= Hi You can not validate all the mappings in one go. ======================================= .Informatica .html (280 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. But you can validate all the mappings in a folder in one go and continue the process for all the folders.. We can validate all mappings using the Repo Manager. 2006 00:03:46 #1 srinuv_11 Member Since: October 2006 Contribution: 23 RE: hi. Open the folder then the mapping sub folder then select all or some of the mappings(by pressing the shift or control key ctrl+A does not work) and then rightclick and validate. thanks madhu ======================================= Still we dont have such facility in informatica. how we validate all the mappings in the repository at once QUESTION #283 No best answer available.hi.. For dooing this log on to the repository manager. you should go one by one.======================================= 283. November 07. ======================================= Yes.html Click Here to view complete document U r not able to validate all mappings at a time each time one mapping can be validated. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. how we validate all the mappings in the reposi. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= hi you cant validate all maping at a time.

3Serverbinpmcmd.ThanksSwati.1.html (281 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html RE: hw to work with pmcmd on windows platform Click Here to view complete document hi in workflow manager take pmcmd command.Informatica .hw to work with pmcmd on windows platform QUESTION #284 No best answer available.284. ======================================= C:Program FilesInformatica PowerCenter 7. November 08. thanks madhu ======================================= Hi Frnd Can u plz tell me where is the PMCMD option in workflomanager. In workflow manger we execute directly session task. establish link between session and pmcmd. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.exe ======================================= C:-->Program Files-->Informatica PowerCenter 7.3-->Server-->bin->pmcmd.Informatica .inteview questionwhy do u use a reusable sequence genator tranformation in mapplets? QUESTION #285 .1. 2006 15:31:22 #1 calltomadhu Member Since: September 2006 Contribution: 34 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. if session executes successfully pmcmd command executes. ======================================= Hi Swathi In commandline only we can execute pmcmd pmrep commands.exe ======================================= 285.

The Server will run on Either Unix or Linux with SAN box ======================================= . November 14. To avoid Dead locks we dont use same sequence generator ======================================= 286.html srinuv_11 Member Since: October 2006 Contribution: 23 RE: inteview questionwhy do u use a reusa. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Click Here to view complete document If u r not using reusable sequence generator transformation duplicasy will occur inorder to reduce this we can use reusable sequence generator transformation.interview questiontell me what would the size of ur warehouse project? QUESTION #286 No best answer available.No best answer available.html (282 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. November 13.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer... ======================================= You can use sequence generator but is the usein the mapping it create not unique value ======================================= If we use same sequence generator for multiple times to load the data at same time there will be DEAD LLOCK occurs. 2006 00:09:10 #1 srinuv_11 Member Since: October 2006 Contribution: 23 RE: interview questiontell me what would t. 2006 02:03:43 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. Click Here to view complete document U can say 900 mb ======================================= The size of EDW will be on Terabyte..

November 09. generally we will use this one in cognos ======================================= 288.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.U can say 600-900GB including Ur Marts. 2006 08:28:39 #1 satya . ======================================= I think the interviewer wants to the number of facts and dimensions in the warehouse and not the size in GB's or TB of the actual Database.Informatica .html (283 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.what is grouped cross tab? QUESTION #287 No best answer available..what is aggregate awareness? QUESTION #288 No best answer available.. ======================================= 287.Informatica .It varies depending up on ur Project Structure and How many data marts and EDWH ======================================= Mr Srinuv by saying 900 MB r u kiddin with folks over here! Its a datawarehouse's size not some client server software. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Thanks Vivek ======================================= You can answer this question as the number of facts and dimension in ur warehouse For Example: Insurance Datawarehouse 2 Facts : Claims and policy file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2006 14:46:05 #1 calltomadhu Member Since: September 2006 Contribution: 34 RE: what is grouped cross tab? Click Here to view complete document its one kind of report.html 8 Dimension : Coverage Customer Claim etc. November 16.

Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.RE: what is aggregate awareness? Click Here to view complete document It is the ability to dynamically re-write SQL to the level of granularity neededto answer a business question ======================================= 289. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Once we declared a transformation as a Reusable we cant able to revert. 2006 03:48:16 #1 satish RE: Can we revert back reusable transformation to norm.. when you open a transformation in edit mode there is a check box named REUSABLE.Informatica . ======================================= No.. ======================================= No we CANNOT revert back the reusable transformation...Can we revert back reusable transformation to normal transformation? QUESTION #289 No best answer available... if you tick it will give you a message saying that making reusable is not reversible.html November 10. ======================================= Reverting to Original Reusable Transformation If you change the properties of a reusable transformation in a mapping you can revert to the original reusable transformation properties by clicking the Revert button. Click Here to view complete document yes ======================================= no ======================================= no it is not reversible. ..html (284 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. There is a revert button that can revert the last changes made in the transformation..

.we can.======================================= No We cant revert a resuble tranformation to Normal Trasnsformation. ======================================= YES... Once we select reusable colun will be enabled.. 3) Release the left button of mouse.:-) Thanks Santu ======================================= the last answer though correct in a way is not completely correct.How do we delete staging area in our project? QUESTION #290 No best answer available. 2006 03:59:08 #1 narayana RE: How do we delete staging area in our project? Click Here to view complete document If your database is oracle then we can apply CDC(change data capture) and load data which is only changed recently after previous data load. 4) Enjoy. But if we create transformation in Mapplet we can make it as non reusable one ======================================= 290..Informatica . ======================================= I think if the transformation is created in Mapping designer and make it as reusable then we can revert back that one by the option "revert Back".html left button of the mouse 2 ) and then press the Ctrl key before releasing the left button of mouse.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. November 15.html (285 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. by using the ctrl key we are making a copy of the original transformation but not changing the original transformation into a non-reusable one. 1) Drag the reusable transformation from Repository Navigator into Mapping Designer by pressing the file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

.what is referential Intigrity error? how ll u rectify it? QUESTION #291 No best answer available. ======================================= 291. because SCD Type 2 stores previous data with version number and time stamp.======================================= if staging area is storing only incremental data ( means changed or new data with respect to previous load) then you can truncate the staging area.Informatica ..html (286 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.(see if child table has any records which are poiting to the master table records that are no more in master table. Need to check for the primary and foreign key ralationship and the existing data if any.) ======================================= You have set the session for constraint-based loading but the PowerCenter Server is unable to determine dependencies between target tables possibly due to errors such as circular key relationships.html ======================================= If we use Type 2 of slowly changing dimensions we can delete staging area. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. But if you maintain historical information in staging area then you can not truncate your staging area. November 27. Action: Ensure the validity of dependencies between target tables ======================================= . Click Here to view complete document referential Intigrity is all about foreign key relationship between tables. 2006 06:48:12 #1 Sravan RE: what is referential Intigrity error? how ll u rect. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

why exactly the dynamic lookup?plz can any bady can clarify it? QUESTION #293 No best answer available. 2006 00:07:44 #1 srinuv_11 Member Since: October 2006 Contribution: 23 RE: what is constraint based error? how ll u clarify i..Note: The target tables must have primary . ======================================= 1.Informatica . ======================================= hi when data from a single source needs to be loaded into multiple targets in that situation we use constraint based load ordering. regards Phani. November 13. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.what is constraint based error? how ll u clarify it? QUESTION #292 No best answer available.html Click Here to view complete document Constraint based error will occur if the pk is duplicate in a table ======================================= it is a primary and forigen key relationship. Click Here to view complete document .Informatica .html (287 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. November 13.. when data from a single source needs to be loaded into multiple targets ======================================= 293.foreign key relationships...292. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. 2006 00:03:24 #1 srinuv_11 Member Since: October 2006 Contribution: 23 RE: why exactly the dynamic lookup?plz can any bady ca.

November 13.....html ======================================= Dynamic lookup cache is used in case of connected lookups only It is also called as read and write cache when a new record is inserted into the target table then cache is also updated with the new record it is saved in the cache for faster lookup of data from the target.....How many mappings you have done in your project(in a banking)? QUESTION #294 No best answer available. 2006 00:01:56 #1 srinuv_11 Member Since: October 2006 Contribution: 23 RE: How many mappings you have done in your project(in.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.... Pallavi ======================================= 294. y dynamic lookup. ======================================= hii.. suppose u r looking up a table that is changing frequently i.Dynamic look up means if the changes are applying to the look up chache then we can say it the dynamic look up.e u want to lookup recent data then u have to go for dynamic lookup..Informatica .html (288 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Generally we use this in case of slowly changing dimensions.ex: online trancation data(ATM) ======================================= Dynamic Lookup generally used for connect lkp transformation when the data is cgenged then is updating insert or its leave without changing . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document Depends on the dimensions for suppose if u r taking the banking porject it requires the dimension like ....

what are the UTP'S QUESTION #295 No best answer available.time primary account holder branch like we can take any no of dimension depending on the project and we can create the mapping for cleancing the data or scrubbing the data for this also we can create the mappings we can't exact this many. ======================================= It depend upon the user requirement.utp is the (unit test plan ) done by deveploper. November 21.according to user requirement we can configure the modelling .On that modelling basis we can identify the no of mappings which includes simple mapping to complex mapping.Informatica .html (289 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.133 ======================================= 295. 2006 09:42:20 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .how can we delete duplicate rows from flat files ? QUESTION #296 . ======================================= After creating the mapping each mapping can be tested by the developer individualy ======================================= 296.html raja147 Member Since: November 2006 Contribution: 3 RE: what are the UTP'S Click Here to view complete document hiutps are done to check the mappings are done according to given business rules. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= Exactly 93.

You can also use an Aggegator Transformation and group by the PK. Gives the same result. December 02. .can u look up a flat file ? how ?2.1.what i.. 2006 07:42:09 #1 amarnath RE: how can we delete duplicate rows from flat files ?. It will remove the duplicates.html ======================================= 297..what is test load? QUESTION #297 No best answer available. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= Use Sorter Transformation and check Distinct option.html (290 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. out put will give a sorter distinct data hence you get rid of duplicates. ======================================= Sorter Transofrormation do the records in sorting order(for better performence) .. iam asking how can we delete duplicate rows ======================================= use a lookup by primary key ======================================= In the mapping read the flat file through a Source Definition and SQ. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica .No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. 2006 22:03:36 #1 sravan kumar RE: 1. Click Here to view complete document by using aggregater ======================================= We can delete duplicate rows from flat files by using Sorter transformation. December 03. Apply a Sorter Transformation in the property tab select distinct .can u look up a flat file ? how ?2.

html (291 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Example: In Siebel we have S_SRV_REQ and S_EVT_ACT table Lets say that we have a image table defined for S_SRV_REQ from where our mappings read data. To overcome this we define a mapping beteen S_SRV_REQ and S_EVT_ACT such that if there is any .html Click Here to view complete document Auxiliary Mapping is used to reflect change in one table when ever there is a change in the other table.what is auxiliary mapping ? QUESTION #298 No best answer available. 2006 03:27:18 #1 Kuldeep Kumar Verma RE: what is auxiliary mapping ? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. This is another way of debugging the mapping without loading the target. Now if there is any change in S_EVT_ACT then it wont be captured in S_SRV_REQ if our mappings are using image table for S_SRV_REQ.When u click Look up transformation it shows u the message. ======================================= Test load is the property we can set at the session property level by which Informatica performs all pre and post session tasks but does not save target data(in RDBMS target table it writes the data to check the constraints but rolls it back).Follow that. We can specify number of source rows to test load the mapping. Test load is nothing but checking whether the data is moving correctly to the target or not.Click Here to view complete document By Using Look up transformation we can look up A flat file. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= 298. If the target is flat file then it does not write anything in the file. December 26.Informatica .

html .html (292 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . The Logout function disconnects you from the repository and its PowerCenter Server connections. December 18. 2006 02:38:20 #1 Reddappa C. ======================================= 299. Reddy RE: what is authenticator ? Click Here to view complete document An authenticator is either a token of authentication (is the act of establishing or confirming something or someone) or one who authenticates ======================================= Authentication requests validate user names and passwords to access the PowerCenter repository.change in second it will be reflected as an update in the first table. You can call this function once you are done calling Metadata and Batch Web Services functions to release resources at the Web Services Hub.Informatica .how can we populate the data into a time dimension ? QUESTION #300 No best answer available. This is the first function a client application should call before calling any other functions.what is authenticator ? QUESTION #299 No best answer available. ======================================= 300.You can use the following authentication requests to access the PowerCenter repositories: Login Logout The Login function authenticates user name and password for a specified repository. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Please pick the good answer available or submit your file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

m RE: how to create primary key only on odd numbers? Click Here to view complete document Use sequence generator to generate warehouse keys and set the 'Increment by ' property of sequence genrator to 2.Informatica . December 11..html (293 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= Use sequence generator and set the 'Increment by' property in that with 2.html RE: How to load fact table ? . Click Here to view complete document By using Stored procedure Transformation. 2006 22:04:48 #1 sravan kumar RE: how can we populate the data into a time dimension. ======================================= how ? can u explain.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. December 07. ======================================= 301. December 03. 2006 02:50:14 #1 Pavan.How to load fact table ? QUESTION #302 No best answer available. ======================================= can u plz explain me about time dimension. 2006 16:59:11 #1 hanug Member Since: June 2006 Contribution: 24 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 302.how to create primary key only on odd numbers? QUESTION #301 No best answer available.answer..

Click Here to view complete document HI: There are two ways u have to load fact table. 1.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. In case of increments u use date value to pickup only delta data while loading into fact. The load is always going to be a incremental load except for the first time which is a history load. ======================================= Fact tables always maintain the history records and mostly consists of keys and measures So after all teh dimension tables are populated teh fact tables can be loaded. Hanu. 2006 00:32:54 #1 srinivas RE: How to load the time dimension using Informatica ?.Informatica . ======================================= 303. ======================================= Hi Use strored procedure tranformation to load time dimention ======================================= Hi Kiran . First time load 2.How to load the time dimension using Informatica ? QUESTION #303 No best answer available..html (294 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. December 22.html Click Here to view complete document HI use scd-type2-effectivedate range. Incremental load or delta load In both cases u have to aggregate get the keys of the dimentional tables and load into Fact.

plz help. ======================================= 304.sinha Member Since: December 2006 Contribution: 30 RE: What is the process of loading the time dimension?..html Click Here to view complete document create a procedure to load data into Time Dimension. For eg the code below fills up till 2015.Insert_W_DAY_D_PR as LastSeqID number default 0. create or replace procedure QISODS. 2006 08:20:34 #1 manisha. The procedure needs to run only once to popullate all the data.. thanks.html (295 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. INSERT into QISODS. December 29..W_DAY_D values( LastSeqID Trunc(loaddate) Decode(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q') '1' 1 decode(to_char(loaddate 'Q') '2' 1 2) ) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'MM')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q')) trunc((ROUND(TO_DECIMAL(to_char(loaddate 'DDD'))) + ROUND(TO_DECIMAL(to_char(trunc(loaddate 'YYYY') 'D')))+ 5) / 7) . loaddate : loaddate + 1.Can U plz tell me in detail how do we do that?I am a fresher in informatica. loaddate Date default to_date('12/31/1979' 'mm/dd/yyyy'). You can modify the code to suit the feilds in ur table.What is the process of loading the time dimension? QUESTION #304 No best answer available. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..Informatica . begin Loop LastSeqID : LastSeqID + 1.

. End Loop. End If.html (296 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. end Insert_W_DAY_D_PR.TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'DD')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'D')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'DDD')) 1 1 1 1 1 TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'J')) ((TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')) + 4713) * 12) + TO_number(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'MM')) ((TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')) + 4713) * 4) + TO_number(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q')) TO_FLOAT(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'J'))/7 TO_FLOAT (TO_CHAR (loaddate 'YYYY')) + 4713 TO_CHAR(load_date 'Day') TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Month') Decode(To_Char(loaddate 'D') '7' 'weekend' '6' 'weekend' 'weekday') Trunc(loaddate 'DAY') + 1 Decode(Last_Day(loaddate) loaddate 'y' 'n') file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html to_char(loaddate 'YYYYMM') to_char(loaddate 'YYYY') || ' Half' || Decode(TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q') '1' 1 decode(to_char(loaddate 'Q') '2' 1 2) ) TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY / MM') TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY') ||' Q ' ||TRUNC(TO_number( TO_CHAR(loaddate 'Q')) ) TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY') ||' Week'||TRUNC(TO_number( TO_CHAR(loaddate 'WW'))) TO_CHAR(loaddate 'YYYY')). If loaddate to_Date('12/31/2015' 'mm/dd/yyyy') Then Exit. commit.

January 08.html (297 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 306.. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.... Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2007 16:29:36 #1 creativehuang Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 5 RE: how can we remove/optmize source bottlenecks using.Informatica .how can we remove/optmize source bottlenecks using "query hints" QUESTION #305 No best answer available.html Click Here to view complete document it's SQL server question ?or informatica question? ======================================= Create indexes for source table colums ======================================= first u must have proper indexes and the table must be analyzed to gather stats to use the cbo.======================================= 305.Informatica . u can get free doc from oracle technet.how can we eliminate source bottleneck using query hint QUESTION #306 No best answer available. Click Here to view complete document You can identify source bottlenecks by executing the read query directly against the source database. March 12. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2007 06:28:50 #1 sreedhark26 Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 25 RE: how can we eliminate source bottleneck using query. . use the hints after and it is powerful so be careful with the hints.

Informatica .html (298 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 308.where from we get the source data or how we access the source data QUESTION #307 No best answer available..1? QUESTION #308 . If there is a long delay between the two time measurements you can use an optimizer hint to eliminate the source bottleneck. On UNIX systems you can load the result of the query in /dev/null.html answer.. Measure the query execution time and the time it takes for the query to return the first row. On Windows you can load the result of the query in a file. January 03.What are all the new features of informatica 8. Execute the query against the source database with a query tool such as isql.Informatica . Click Here to view complete document Hi We get souce data in the form of excel files flat files etc. ======================================= 307. 2007 00:58:49 #1 phani RE: where from we get the source data or how we access. xml definitions.)u can acces the source data with any of the source qualifier transformationsw and normaliser tranaformation.Copy the read query directly from the session log. Please pick the good answer available or submit your file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. By using source analyzer we can access the souce data ======================================= hisource data exists in OLTP systems of any form (flat file relational database.

Informatica has added a new web based administrative console.. Java Custom Transformation support2.. Support Grid Computing6.1 not in 8. New name of Power Analyzer as Data Analyzer5. Midstream SQL transformation has been added in 8. 2. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. January 11. 2007 01:57:27 #1 Sonjoy RE: What are all the new features of informatica 8. Push down Optimization ======================================= 1. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2007 14:56:16 #1 saibabu Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 14 RE: Explain the pipeline partition with real time exam.1. Power Center 8 release has "Append to Target file" feature. Click Here to view complete document PIPELINE SPECIFIES THE FLOW OF DATA FROM SOURCE TO TARGET .PIPELINE . 6.Explain the pipeline partition with real time example? QUESTION #309 No best answer available. HTTP trans support3.No best answer available.html Click Here to view complete document 1. User defined functions 4. 5. ava transformation is introduced. New name of Superglue as Metadata manager4.html (299 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 3. Management is centralized that means services can be started and stopped on nodes via a central web interface ======================================= 309.1. February 03.Informatica .1? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

But lot of constraints they are for this...PARTISON MEANS PARTISON THE DATA BASED ON SOME KEY VALUES AND LOAD THE DATA TO TARGET UNDER CONCURRENT MODE....How to FTP a file to a remote server? QUESTION #310 No best answer available..Informatica . WHICH INPROVES THE SESSION PERFORMANCE i.. U need to mention target server name and directory name where u need to send.In unix there is an utililty XCOMTCP which transfer file from one server to other. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..e data loading time reduces. ======================================= 310..Informatica ....html (300 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result...The server directory should have write permetion. January 08. ======================================= 311.so pipeline partisoning definetly reduces the data loading time...Check in detail in UNIX by typing MAN XCOMTCP command which guides u i guess..What's the difference between source and target .html creativehuang Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 5 RE: How to FTP a file to a remote server? Click Here to view complete document ftp targetaddress go to your target directory ftp> ascii or bin ftp> put or get ======================================= Hi U can transfer file from one server to other. in real time we have some thousands of records exists everyday to load the data to targets .... 2007 16:04:23 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..

html Click Here to view complete document Source system is the system which provides the business data is called as source system Target system is a system to which the data being loads ======================================= source definition is the structure of the source database existed in the OLTP system . ======================================= Hai what Saibabu wrote is correct. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2007 09:06:50 #1 Sravan Kumar RE: What's the difference between source and target ob. using source definition u can extrcact the transactional data from OLTP SYSTEMS.please explain them.Source definition means defining the structure of the source from which we have to extract the data to transform and then load to the target..html (301 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.object definitions in Informatica? QUESTION #311 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your ..TARGET DEFINITION IS THE STRUCTURE GIVEN BY THE DBA's TO POPULATE THE DATA FROM SOURCE DEFINITION ACCORDING BUSINESS RULES FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING EFFECTIVE DESITIONS FOR THE ENTERPRISE.how many types of sessions are there in informatica. QUESTION #312 No best answer available.Informatica .Target definition means defining the structure of the target (relation table or flat file) ======================================= 312. January 05. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

Click Here to view complete document reusable nonusable session ======================================= Total 10 SESSIONS 1. DECISSION :CONDITION TO BE EVALUATED FOR CONTROLING FLOW OR PROCESS 8.answer.html (303 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (302 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.WORKLET TASK: REUSABLE TASK 10.EVENT WAIT: FOR PRE_DEFINED OR POST_DEFINED EVENTS 6 EVENT RAISE:TO RAISE ACTIVE USER_DEFINED EVENT 7. sequential: When Data moves one after another from source to target it is sequential 2.Concurrent: When whole data moves simultaneously from source to target it is Concurrent ======================================= Hi Vidya Above Qestion is How many sessions? your answer is Bathes ? ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. January 08.what u wrote is types of tasks used .. SESSION: FOR MAPPING EXECUTION file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. EMAIL:TO SEND EMAILS 3. 2007 15:56:28 #1 creativehuang Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 5 RE: how many types of sessions are there in informatic. TIMER: TO HALT THE PROCESS FOR SPECIFIC TIME 9. COMMAND: TO EXECUTE OS COMMANDS 4 CONTROL: FAIL STOP ABORT 5.html 2.ASSIGNEMENT: TO ASSIGN VALUES WORKLET OR WORK FLOW VARIABLES ======================================= Session is a type of workflow task and set of instructions that describe how to move Data from Source to targets using a mapping There are two session in informatica 1. dont minguide the members .html HI Sreedhark26ur answer is wrong .

Infact most of the sources in OLTP . Every record in the source will have time stamp when we load data today we check the records which are updated/inserted today and will load them (This avoids to reprocess all the data).non resuable session2.What is meant by source is changing incrementally? explain with example QUESTION #313 No best answer available.For example we have a source where the data is changing.Informatica . Click Here to view complete document Source is changing Incrementally means the data in the source is keep on changing and your capturing that changes with time stamps keyrange and with triggers scds.there r two types of sessions1.On 09/01/07 we have loaded all the data in to the target.reusable session ======================================= 313.. We used incremental Refresh method to process such data. Now We had build a downstream system to capture a chunk of data for specific purpose say New Hirees . ======================================= I have a good example to explain this . 2007 07:30:59 #1 Sravan Kumar RE: What is meant by source is changing incrementally?.. January 09.fby the workflow manager.On 10/01/07 the source is updated with some new rows .If We cannot capture this source data incrementally the data loading process will be very difficult.It is very difficult to load all the rows again in the target so what we have to do is capture the data whch is not loaded and load only the changed rows into the target. The data keep on changing every minute. Think about HR Data for a very big Company. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Capture these changes to load the data incrementally.

what is the diffrence between SCD and INCREMENTAL Aggregation? QUESTION #314 No best answer available.EFFECTIVE DATE RANGE 3. ======================================= 314. January 09.are incremental changing/constantly changing.VERSION NO MAPPING 3.1..FLAG DATA 2.in order to maintain those changes we are following three types of methods.html srinivas RE: what is the diffrence between SCD and INCREMENTAL .. 2007 23:19:44 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (304 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.TYPE-2: IT'S MAINTAIN CURRENT DATA + COMPLET HOSTROY RECORDS THESE R 3 WAYS :1.TYPE-3: IT'S MAINTAIN CURRENT DATA +ONE TIME HISTROY INCREMENTAL AGGRATION ARE STORED AGGRAGATE VALUES ACCORDING TO THE USER REQUIREMENTS ======================================= hi scd means 'slowly changing dimentions'since dimention table maintains master data the column values occationally changed . NO AGGRIGATE CALCULATIONS SCD WE R USING 3 WAYS 1.so dimention tables are called as scd tables and the fields in the scd tables are called as slowly changing dimentions . Click Here to view complete document Hi HIRE DIMENSIONAL DATA IS STORED.TYPE-1: IT'S MAINTAIN CURRENT DATA ONY 2. SCD TYPE2 this method . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica . SCD TYPE1 this method maintains only current data2.

html 315..when informatica 7.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.what is the advantages of converting stored procedures into Informatica mappings? QUESTION #316 No best answer available.Informatica .THE PROCESS CALLED AS INCREMENTAL AGGRIGATION. SCD TYPE3 this method maintains current data and one time historical data..Informatica ...INCREMENTAL AGGRIGATIONsome requirements (daily weekly every 15 days quartly.1 version was introduced into..) need to aggrigate the values of certain colums.1..1 version was introduced into market QUESTION #315 No best answer available. HERE U have to do the same job every time (according to requirement) and add the aggrigate value to the previous aggrigate value(previous run value) of those column.1.. March 12.. Click Here to view complete document 2004 ======================================= 316. . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 1> flag current data 2> version number mapping 3> effective date range3.maintains whole history of the dimentions here three methods to identify which record is current one ..html (305 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. 2007 06:19:29 #1 sreedhark26 Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 25 RE: when informatica 7. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

2007 15:54:06 #1 monicageller Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 3 RE: How a LOOKUP is passive? Click Here to view complete document Hi Unconnected lookup is used for updating Slowly Chaging Dimensions.but doesn't change row count. Its a User friendly tool. Connected lookup transformations are used to get a related value based on some value or to perform a calculation..html (306 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result... January 19.so it is used to determine whether the rows are already in the target or not but it doesn't change the no. 2007 12:41:55 #1 Gayathri84 Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 2 RE: what is the advantages of converting stored proced.in either case it will either increase no.so it is passive.How a LOOKUP is passive? QUESTION #317 No best answer available..... ======================================= 317.. so it is passive. of rows .. Thanks Gayathri ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Its eaier to create a Mapping in Informatica than write a Stored Procedure.. Click Here to view complete document Stored Procedures are Hard to maintain and Debug .. Maintaince is simpler in Informatica.. .January 18..since there is an overhead in making the call it is inherently slower.. of columns or not..html a stored procedure call is made thru an ODBC connection over a network (sometimes the info server resides on the same box as the db). Given the Logic.Informatica .

html (307 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.In lookup SQL override property we can add a WHERE statement to the default SQL statement but it doesn't change no. ======================================= When you create or edit a session you can change the partitioning information for each pipeline in a .. January 23. Click Here to view complete document o Round-Robin: PC server distributes rows of data evenly to all partitions. ======================================= 318. of rows passing through it it just reduces the no. cheers Monica. of rows included in the cache.o Key range: distributes rows based on a port or set of ports that you specify as the partition key. @source and targeto Pass-through: processes data without redistributing rows among partitions. 2007 15:53:48 #1 kirangvr Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 5 RE: How to partition the Session?(Interview question o. @any valid partition point. ======================================= Lookup is using for geta a related value and perform calculation.Informatica .html question of CTS) QUESTION #318 No best answer available. lookup is using for search value from relational table. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Hope ot helps you. @rank sorter joiner and unsorted aggregator.. ======================================= the fact that a failed lookup does not erase the row makes it passive.How to partition the Session?(Interview file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. @filtero Hash keys: distribute rows to the partitions by group.

If the mapping contains multiple pipelines you can specify multiple partitions in some pipelines and single partitions in others. 2007 13:41:43 #1 anu RE: which one is better performance wise joiner or loo. If the file is not sorted it can be comparable. Click Here to view complete document Are you lookuping flat file or database table? Generaly sorted joiner is more effective on flat files than lookup because sorted joiner uses merge join and cashes less rows.. You can configure the following information in the Partitions view on the Mapping tab: l Add and delete partition points. l Enter a description for each partition. You update partitioning information using the Partitions view on the Mapping tab in the session properties. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.which one is better performance wise joiner or lookup file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 319. l Add a partition key and key ranges for certain partition types. January 25. ======================================= By default when we create the session workflow creates pass-through partition points at Source Qualifier transformations and target instances.Lookups into database table can be effective if the database can return sorted data fast and the amount of data is small because lookup can create whole cash in .html (308 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . Lookup cashes always whole file..html QUESTION #319 No best answer available. l Specify the partition type at each partition point.mapping.

If database responses slowly or big amount of data are processed lookup cache initialization can be really slow (lookup waits for database and stores cashed data on discs). Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2007 16:16:53 #1 pal RE: what is session recovery? Click Here to view complete document . February 09. The Designer associates the input/outputports with the lookup/output ports used in the lookup condition. 2007 16:08:08 #1 kirangvr Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 5 RE: what is associated port in look up. The PowerCenter Server uses the data in the associatedport to insert or update rows in the lookup cache.memory.what is session recovery? QUESTION #321 No best answer available.html Click Here to view complete document When you use a dynamic lookup cache you must associate each lookup/output port with aninput/output port or a sequence ID. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica .Informatica . February 01. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Then it can be better use sorted joiner which throws data to output as reads them on input. QUESTION #320 No best answer available.what is associated port in look up.html (309 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 321. ======================================= whenever you are using scd2 you have to use dynamic cache then one port must be specified for updating in cache that port is called associated port. ======================================= 320.

html 322. i just forgotten where to do recovery i will tell you next time or you search for it ======================================= If the recover option is not set and 10 000 records are committed then delete the record from the target table using audit fields like update_date.html (310 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Session recovery is used when you want the session to continue loading from the point where it stopped last time it ran. February 09.for example if the session failed after loading 10 000 records and you want the 10 001 record to be loaded then you can use session recovery to load the data from 10 001.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. for example .. ======================================= when ever session fails then we have to follow these steps: if no commit is performed by the informatica server then run session again. if at least one commit is performed by the session recover the session. if recover is not possible truncate the target table and load again.As a developer we just can clear the bottle necks at the mapping level and at the session level.what are the steps follow in performance tuning ? QUESTION #322 No best answer available. recovery option is set in the informatica server. 2007 16:12:47 #1 pal RE: what are the steps follow in performance tuning ? Click Here to view complete document Steps for performance tuning: 1) Target bottle neck 2) source bottle-neck 3)mapping bottle-neck etc.

Informatica . ======================================= 323.based commit intervals. 9) all the source systems in the server machine to make it run faster etc pal. Thanks for your help in advance. ======================================= ======================================= Hi Friends Please clarify me What is mean by "bottle neck".How to use incremental aggregation in real time? QUESTION #323 .For ex file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.1) Removing transformation errors. 8)increasing the network packet size. Thanks Thana ======================================= Bottle neck means drawbacks or problems ======================================= Target commit intervals and Source . tell me. ======================================= Hai Friends Performance tuning means techniques for improving the performance. Configure the Bottlenecks. 4) using less of those transformations which use cache. because I am still in the learning stage.1. 2) Filtering the records at the earliest.html 1) Target bottle neck 2) source bottle-neck 3)mapping bottle-neck I am not aware what does this bottle neck meant. Identify the Bottlenecks(issues that reduces performance)2. 5) using an external loader like sql loader etc to load the data faster.The Hierarchy we have to follow in performance tuning is a) Target b) Source c) Mapping d) Session e) SystemIf anything wrong in this plz. 6) less no of conversions like numeric to char and char to numeric etc 7) writing an override instead of using filter etc. 3) Using sorted data before an aggregator.html (311 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

.. Sorting Options Page 1 of 2 « First 1 2 > Last » February 21.html (312 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . ======================================= question is misleading . ======================================= 324. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html hegde RE: Which transformation replaces the look up transfor.Which transformation replaces the look up transformation? QUESTION #324 No best answer available.. February 21.No best answer available. 2007 22:48:09 #1 Hanu Ch Rao RE: How to use incremental aggregation in real time? Click Here to view complete document The first time you run a session with incremental aggregation enabled the server process the entire source. 2007 08:11:18 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. Click Here to view complete document can u pls clarify ur ques? ======================================= Is there any transformation that could do the function of a lookup transformation. or Is there any transformation that we can use instead of lookup transformation. do you mean look up transformation will become obsolete since new transformation is created to do same thing in a better way ? which version ? ======================================= Yes Joiner with Source outer Join and Stored Procedure can replace look-up transformation ======================================= . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

Informatica .... A master outer join keeps all rows of data from the detail source and the matching rows from the master source.. So you can get all changes..What is Dataware house key? QUESTION #325 .For Eg when we use one source from Flat file and another one is from Relational. Without look up we can do by joiner Master outer joiner means Matched rows of both t/s and unmatched from master table. ======================================= 325. So Look up t/s can be easily replaced by a joiner in any tool.You can use Joiner transformation instead of lookup look up is only for relational tables which are not sources in your source analyzer but by using joiner we can join relational and flat files relational sources on different platforms. ======================================= Vicky Can you please Validate your answer with some example ?? ======================================= Hi Actually by look up t/s we are looking the required fields in the target and comparing with source ports. It discards the unmatched rows from the master source... if any doubt reply me back... Cheers Thana ======================================= Lookup is nothing but Outer Join.html I hope The Joiner transformation is only for join the hetrogeneous sources. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..I have a question as "How Joiner transformation overrides the Lookup" however both transformation performs different actions.html (313 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. i will give another general example to you ======================================= plz don't mislead...

Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..html (314 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..Informatica ...plz go thru kimball book Every data warehouse key should be a surrogate key because the data warehouse DBA must have the flexibility to respond to changing descriptions and abnormal conditions in the raw data. February 21. Surrogate key is used as a unique key in warehouse where dupicate keys may exits due to type 2 changes.. ======================================= is it really called Data Warehouse Key ? is there such a term ? ======================================= I never heard this type of key is there in DWH terminology!!!!!!!!! ======================================= How datawarehouse key is called as surrogate key ======================================= There is a Dataware house key.html Surrogate key is know as datawarehouse key. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2007 22:40:51 #1 Hanu Ch Rao RE: What is inline view? Click Here to view complete document .What is inline view? QUESTION #326 No best answer available. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. 2007 23:26:44 #1 Ravichandra RE: What is Dataware house key? Click Here to view complete document Dataware house key is warehouse key or surrogate key. February 21.ie generated by sequence generator.. ======================================= 326.this key used in loading data into fact table from dimensions.No best answer available.

2007 12:21:06 #1 pal RE: What is the exact difference between joiner and lo..The inline view is a construct in Oracle SQL where you can place a query in the SQL FROM clause just as if the query was a table name.html Click Here to view complete document A joiner is used to join data from different sources and a lookup is used to get a related values from another table or check for updates etc in the target table. for lookup to work the table may not exist in the mapping but for a joiner to work the table has to exist in the mapping. February 20.What is the exact difference between joiner and lookup transformation QUESTION #327 No best answer available.Informatica . pal. ======================================= a lookup may be unconnected while a joiner may not ======================================= lookup may not participate in mapping lookup does only non equi join joiner table must paraticipate in mapping joiner does only outer join ======================================= .html (315 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. A common use for in-line views in Oracle SQL is to simplify complex queries by removing join operations and condensing several separate queries into a single query ======================================= used in oracle to simplify queries ex: select rowid from (select ename from emp group by sal) where rowid<2 ======================================= 327. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

html previous session execute successfully than run the next session. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. I feel since its only one session dependent on one have a link condition ======================================= .Explain about scheduling real time in informatica QUESTION #328 No best answer available. 2007 06:45:31 #1 sanghala Member Since: April 2006 Contribution: 111 RE: Explain about scheduling real time in informatica Click Here to view complete document Scheduling of Informatica jobs can be done by the following ways: l Informatica Workflow Manger l Using Cron in Unix l Using Opcon sheduler ======================================= 329.. March 01.328.Informatica . if file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. February 28. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. 2007 02:09:40 #1 Divya Ramanathan RE: How do you handle two sessions in Informatica ======================================= You can handle 2 session by using a link condition (id $ PrevTaskStatus SUCCESSFULL) or you can have a decision task between them..How do you handle two sessions in Informatica QUESTION #329 can any one tell me the option between the two session .html (316 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .

html Hanu Ch Rao RE: How do you change change column to row in Informat.. aggregator is using group by duplicate rows ======================================= 331.Informatica .html (317 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. there will be linking different and is sequential linking concurrent linking in sequential linking you can run which ever session you require or if the workflow runs all the sessions sequentially. .How do you change change column to row in Informatica QUESTION #330 No best answer available. Click Here to view complete document Hi We can achieve this by Normalizer trans. in concurrent linking you can't run any session you want. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.By giving a link condition like $PrevTaskStatus SUCCESSFULL ======================================= where exactly do we need to use this link condition (id $ PrevTaskStatus SUCCESSFULL) ======================================= you can drag and drop more than one session in a workflow.write a query to retrieve the latest records from the table sorted by version(scd). 2007 11:38:19 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . March 02. ======================================= First u can ask what type of data change columns to rows in informatica? Next we can use expression and aggregator transformation. ======================================= 330.

html version field dno field and loc field is there then select a.version from t_dept a where a.loc a.version) from t_dept b where a.dno b.dno a.html (318 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .version (select max(b.* Rank() Over ( partition by ch_key_id order by version desc) as Rank from Acct where Rank() 1 ======================================= select business_key max(version) from tablename group by business_key ======================================= 332.Explain about Informatica server process that how it works relates to mapping variables? QUESTION #332 No best answer available.QUESTION #331 No best answer available. ======================================= Select Acct.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your . 2007 06:05:37 #1 sunil RE: write a query to retrieve the latest records from . in this way performance increases.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Click Here to view complete document you can write a query like inline view clause you can compare previous version to new highest version then you can get your result ======================================= hi Sunil Can u please expalin your answer some what in detail ???? ======================================= Hi Assume if you put the surrogate key in target (Dept table) like p_key and file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.p_key a.dno) this is the query if you write in lookup it retrieves latest (max) version in lookup from target. February 27.

Value in parameter file 2. Value saved in the repository 3. When a session starts the current value of a variable is the same as the start value. The PowerCenter Server looks for the start value in the following order: 1.. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Click Here to view complete document informatica primarly uses load manager and data transformation manager(dtm) to perform extracting transformation and loading.DTM uses this information to perform the datamovement from source to target ======================================= The PowerCenter Server holds two different values for a mapping variable during a session run: l Start value of a mapping variable l Current value of a mapping variable Start Value The start value is the value of the variable at the start of the session..load manager reads parameters and variables related to session mapping and server and paases the mapping parameters and variable information to the DTM. The start value could be a value defined in the parameter file for the variable a value saved in the repository from the previous run of the session a user defined initial value for the variable or the default value based on the variable datatype. March 09.html (319 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Initial value 4. As the session progresses the PowerCenter Server calculates the current value using a variable function that you set for the variable. 2007 09:52:01 #1 hemasundarnalco Member Since: December 2006 Contribution: 2 RE: Explain about Informatica server process that how . Default value Current Value The current value is the value of the variable as the session progresses. Unlike the start value of a mapping variable the current value can change as the PowerCenter Server evaluates the current .answer.

Normal . Normal 2. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= First load manager starts the session and it performs verifications and validations about variables and manages post session tasks such as mail. It takes less time to load data to target.What are the types of loading in Informatica? QUESTION #333 No best answer available. Ok.. this DTM inturn creates a master thread which creates remaining threads.. 2007 11:29:17 #1 Hanu Ch Rao RE: What are the types of loading in Informatica? Click Here to view complete document Hi In Informatica there are mainly 2 types of loading is there.value of a variable as each row passes through the mapping.Informatica . Finally DTM hand overs to the load manager after writing into the target ======================================= 333. 1. Bulk you say and one more Incremental Loading. master thread credtes read thread file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Normal means it loads record by record and writes logs for that.. ======================================= 2 type of loading 1. then it creates DTM process.it ignores logs ignores tracing level.html (320 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. it takes time. March 02..html write thread transformation thread pre and post session thread etc. Bulk load means it loads number of records at a time to target .

.html Hanu I agree with you. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..What are the steps involved in to get source from OLTP system to staging area QUESTION #334 No best answer available.html (321 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html (322 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Can u please let me know in detail about this type of Loading?????? Thanks in advance. Bulk Normal loading creates database log it is very slow Bulk loading by passes the database log it is very fast it disable the constraints.Informatica .. Complete data loading 3. 2007 16:56:07 #1 reddy RE: What are the steps involved in to get source from .. March 13.2. ======================================= Loadings are 3 types 1.... You told about Incremental Loading. One time data loading 2.html Click Here to view complete document Data Profile Data Cleanching is used to verify the data types ======================================= Hi Reddy Could you tell me what do u mean by DATA PROFILE? .. Incremental loading ======================================= Two Types Normal :Data retrival is very easy it creates a index Bulk : Data retrival is not possible it stores the data in improperway ======================================= 334....

html (323 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2007 12:38:14 #1 sreedhark26 Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 25 RE: What is use of event waiter? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2> user define event: this type of event wait for the event raise to trigger the event. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. I used only User defined Event wait task. ======================================= . Once the event triggers the PowerCenter Server continues executing the rest of the workflow. ======================================= go to source analyzer import databases go to warehouse designer import databases (target definitions) else create using generate sql go to mapping designer drag and drop sources and targets definitions link ports properly save to repository than q ======================================= 335. ======================================= event wait is of two type 1> predefine event: this type of event wait for the indicator file to trigger it..Informatica . The Event-Wait task waits for an event to occur. when ever a trigger file is touched/created this task will kick off the rest of the sessions to execute which are there in the batch. March 05.What is use of event waiter? QUESTION #335 No best answer available. thanks ravinder ======================================= Event Wait task is a file watcher.Thanks in advance.html Click Here to view complete document l Event-Wait task..

which transformation can perform the non equi join? QUESTION #336 No best answer available.html (324 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Click Here to view complete document Hi Lookup transformation. ======================================= Here look up not supports outer join And supports non equijoin Joiner supports outer join not non equi ======================================= Lookup only can do non equi join joiner does only outer detail outer and master outer joins. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica .com ======================================= 337. ======================================= It is Lookup Cheers Sithu sithusithu@hotmail.com ======================================= 336. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .Which objects cannot be used in a mapplet .. 2007 01:47:43 #1 kasireddy RE: which transformation can perform the non equi join. March 12.Event wait: will hold the workflow until it is get other instruction or delay mentioned by the user Cheers Sithu sithusithu@hotmail..

2007 08:35:11 #1 tirumalesh RE: Which objects cannot be used in a mapplet transfor.and post. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..5-style LOOKUP functions in a mapplet. ©If you use a Stored Procedure transformation you must configure the Stored Procedure Type t o b e Normal.html Click Here to view complete document Non-Reusuable Sequence generator cannot be used in maplet.. ©You cannot include PowerMart 3.session stored procedures l Other mapplets ======================================= When you add transformations to a mapplet keep the following restrictions in mind: ©If you use a Sequence Generator transformation you must use a reusable Sequence Generator transformation.html (325 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ©You cannot include the following objects in a mapplet: Normalizer transformations COBOL sources XML Source Qualifier transformations XML sources Tar ge t d e f i ni t i ons Other mapplets ======================================= .transformation QUESTION #337 No best answer available. ======================================= l You cannot include the following objects in a mapplet: l Normalizer transformations l Cobol sources l XML Source Qualifier transformations l XML sources l Target definitions l Pre. March 07. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

March 09. 2007 09:37:56 #1 hemasundarnalco Member Since: December 2006 Contribution: 2 RE: How to do aggregation with out using AGGREGAROR Tr.Informatica .html Pre. Click Here to view complete document write a sql qurey to perform an aggregation in the source qualifier transformation ======================================= Overwrite the SQL Query at Source Qualifier transformation ======================================= 339.html (326 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..how do you test mapping and what is associate port? QUESTION #339 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.session stored procedures l Other mapplets ======================================= We can not use the following objects/ transformations in the mapplet ======================================= l 338. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Joiner Transfermation Normalizer transformations Cobol sources XML Source Qualifier transformations XML sources l Target definitions file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2007 11:00:14 #1 . March 26..How to do aggregation with out using AGGREGAROR Transformation ? QUESTION #338 No best answer available.and post.Informatica .

Click Here to view complete document Hi Nt is using for cobol sources u can take data in source analyzer automatically displays normalizer transformation. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. associated port is output port. u can not use in mapplet. March 26..html (327 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . In Debugger u can test first instance and next instance.sreedhark26 Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 25 RE: how do you test mapping and what is associate port.html Click Here to view complete document hi U can test mapping in mapping Designer by using debugger. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= 340.Informatica ... sreedhar ======================================= specifying the number of test load rows in the session properties.. 2007 10:56:14 #1 sreedhark26 Member Since: January 2007 Contribution: 25 RE: Why can't we use normalizer transformation in mapp.Strategy Transformation QUESTION #341 By using Update Strategy Transformation we use to maintain historical data using Type2 & Type3.Why can't we use normalizer transformation in mapplet? QUESTION #340 No best answer available. sreedhar ======================================= 341. By both of this which is better to use? Why? Click Here to view complete document .

No best answer available. March 26. 2007 09:12:45 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. It has got other qualities also it can be used as a filter. March 27. it can be used as a joiner if the data is coming from the same source. it can be used as a sorter and is also used to select distinct values.Informatica .Source Qualifier in Informatica QUESTION #342 What is the Technical reason for having Source Qualifier in Informatica? Can a mapping be implemented without it? (Please don't mention the functionality of SQ) but the main reason why a mapping can't do without it..html (329 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= 342.html (328 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..html sai RE: Strategy Transformation ======================================= using type 2 u can maintain total historical data along with current data. data to the any other transformation is not allowed with out this SQ trans. 2007 06:32:28 #1 chowdary RE: Source Qualifier in Informatica ======================================= in informatica source qualifier will read data from sources. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. using type 3 u can maintain only one time historical data and currrent data: dased upon requrirement we have to choose the best suitable.html ======================================= . for reading data from sources sql is mandatory ======================================= SQ reads data from the sources when the informatica server runs the session. Click Here to view complete document No best answer available.

html (330 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . Click Here to view complete document A set of reusable transformations is called mapplet where as a single reusable transformtion is called reusable transformation.what is the difference between mapplet and reusable Transformation? QUESTION #343 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. .In informatica source qualifier acts as a staging area and it will create its own data types which are related to source data types ======================================= 343.. In LOOKUP SQL override if you add or subtract ports from the SELECT statement the session fails.What is the difference between SQL Overriding in Source qualifier and Lookup transformation? QUESTION #344 No best answer available. ======================================= 344.. 2007 02:38:57 #1 veera_kk Member Since: March 2007 Contribution: 3 RE: what is the difference between mapplet and reusabl. April 08.html Click Here to view complete document Hi 1.krishna Member Since: February 2007 Contribution: 12 RE: What is the difference between SQL Overriding in ..Informatica .. 2007 11:10:38 #1 ggk. March 30. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

May 07. In LOOKUP if you override the ORDER BY statement the session fails if the ORDER BY statement does not contain the condition ports in the same order they appear in the Lookup condition ======================================= You can use SQL override in lookup if you have 1. ======================================= . But in lookup override if the querry is wrong and if you press validate button. 2007 22:54:43 #1 hanug Member Since: June 2006 Contribution: 24 RE: How can you call trigger in stored procedure trans. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Hanu.Informatica ..2.html (331 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.How can you call trigger in stored procedure transformation QUESTION #345 No best answer available.html Click Here to view complete document Hi: Trigger can not be called from Stored procedure. More than one look up table 2.. If you use where condition to reduce the records in the cache.You cannot recognise but when you run a session you will get error message and session fails ======================================= 345. ======================================= If you write a query in source qualifier(to override using sql editor) and press validate you can recognise whether the querry written is right or wrong. U can get the difference between trigger and sp anywhere in the doc. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Trigger will execute implicitly when u are performing DML operation on the table or view(instead of views).

html kasisarath Member Since: January 2008 Contribution: 6 RE: what types of Errors occur when you run a session. If source file not eixsts in location 3. can you describe them with real time example QUESTION #347 No best answer available. 2007 15:08:36 #1 krishna RE: How to assign a work flow to multiple servers? ======================================= Informatica server will use Load manager process to run the workflow load manager will do assign the workflow process to the multiple servers. January 24. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. If paramerters not initilized with parameter file 4. can you describe them with real time example Click Here to view complete document There are several errors you will get.346. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (332 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. I want to assign a work flow to multiple servers Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. 2008 19:12:31 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica .Informatica . incompataible piped data types etc. if informatica failed to connect data base 2. ======================================= 347.How to assign a work flow to multiple servers? QUESTION #346 I have multiple servers. ======================================= . Couple of them are 1.what types of Errors occur when you run a session. October 19.

footer records from flat file during load to oracle? QUESTION #348 No best answer available. footer records .Informatica ..html May 22..Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Click Here to view complete document We can add header and footer record in two ways. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 1) Within the informatica session we can sequence the data as such that the header flows in first and footer flows in last. This only holds true when you have the header and footer the same format as the detail record.Can we update target table without using update strategy transformation? why? QUESTION #349 No best answer available. Click Here to view complete document .. 2007 10:10:41 #1 Abhishek RE: how do you add and delete header .348.. 2007 07:00:56 #1 rahul RE: Can we update target table without using update s. September 21. 2) As soon as the sesion to generate detail record file finishes we can call unix script or unix command through command task which will concat the header file detail file and footer file and generrate the required file ======================================= 349.html (333 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.how do you add and delete header .

html (334 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.What are the general reasons of session failure with Look Up having Dynamic Cache? QUESTION #351 No best answer available. April 24. Click Here to view complete document . ======================================= 350..Yes we can update the target table by using the session properties... May 07.Informatica . Hanu. Use slowly changing dimension wizard and make necessary changes as per your logic.How to create slowly changing dimension in informatica? QUESTION #350 No best answer available. ======================================= 351.Informatica . There are some options in the Session properties.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html RE: What are the general reasons of session failure wi. ======================================= using :Tu Targetupdate override. Click Here to view complete document We can create them manually or use the slowly changing dimension wizard to avoid the hassels. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2007 23:02:45 #1 hanug Member Since: June 2006 Contribution: 24 RE: How to create slowly changing dimension in informa. 2007 15:52:27 #1 shanthi1 Member Since: March 2007 Contribution: 6 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

======================================= By using source qualifier transfomation we can filter out the records for only relational sources but by using Filter Transformation we can filter out the records of any source.what is the difference between source qualifier transformation and filter transformation? QUESTION #352 No best answer available. ======================================= By using Source Qualifier we can filter out records from only relational sources. In Filter Transformation we can use any expression to prepare filter condition which evaluates to TRUE .. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. ======================================= In Source Qualifier we can filter records from different source systems(Relational or Flatfile)... But by using Filter Transformation we can filter out records from any sources.Informatica .hi If u r using dynamic lookup and if it is trying to return more than one value then session fails ======================================= 352. In simple before Filter Transformation the data from source system may or may not be processed (ExpressionTransformation etc. Click Here to view complete document There is no SQL override in FILTER where as in Source Qualifier we have SQL override and also in SQ transformation we have options like SELECT DISTINCT JOIN FILTER CONDITIONS SORTED PORTS etc. April 24. 2007 15:59:43 #1 shanthi1 Member Since: March 2007 Contribution: 6 RE: what is the difference between source qualifier tr..). In Filter Transformation we will filter those records which we need to update or proceed further...

html (335 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. A filter transformation is a transformation which is placed in the mapping pipe line in order to pass the data to the data following some specific conditions that has to be followed by the passing records. The same cannot be done using Source Qualifier. If u dont have backup u lost everything. ======================================= A Source Qualifier transformation is the starting point in the mapping where in we are bringing the file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Hanu.How do you recover a session or folder if you accidentally dropped them? QUESTION #353 No best answer available.. ======================================= . Click Here to view complete document u can find ur backup and restore from the backup.html incoming data or the source data is extracted from this transformation after connecting to the source data base..Informatica . ======================================= 353. 2007 22:58:05 #1 hanug Member Since: June 2006 Contribution: 24 RE: How do you recover a session or folder if you acci. u cant get it back. Of course the same purpose can be solved by the Source Qualifier transformation if this is extracting data from a relational source where as if the data is going to be extracted from a flat file then we cannot do it using source qualifier. Thats why we should always take the backup of the objects that we create.or FALSE. May 07.

Informatica . June 20. Click Here to view complete document There is no as such best way but you have to incorporate following steps 1.. Save.. ======================================= . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Hanu. Refresh mapping with right click on session 3. 4.html RE: How do you automatically execute a batch or sessio. May 07.html (336 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.354.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Informatica . 2007 03:12:31 #1 yuva010 RE: What is the best way to modify a mapping if the ta.How do you automatically execute a batch or session? QUESTION #354 No best answer available.What is the best way to modify a mapping if the target table name is changed? QUESTION #355 No best answer available. Click Here to view complete document u can use the scripting(either UNIX shell or Windows Dos scripting) and then schedule the script. ======================================= 355.. Reset the target connections. Change the name in Mapping Designer 2. 2007 22:51:18 #1 hanug Member Since: June 2006 Contribution: 24 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

======================================= 357. The key word is same databse link (thats the system DSN we use). to see the plan how database executing plan for example EXPLAIN PLAN command in oracle helps u . such as force informatica to use indexes synonyms etc . Click Here to view complete document provide optimizer hints to the informatica.what is homogeneous transformation? QUESTION #356 No best answer available.If a Mapping is running slow. May 11. What steps you will take.Informatica .. What steps you will . 2007 19:05:32 #1 vinodh259 Member Since: May 2007 Contribution: 2 RE: If a Mapping is running slow.Informatica . May 11.html Click Here to view complete document Pulling the data from same type of sources using a same database link is called Homogenous. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. in help lookfor optimizing hints ======================================= .html (337 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result..356. for more information try help topics in power designer. best technique is find ehich trnsformation is makin the mapping slow and with that logic build a query in the databse and see how the database executing plan.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. to correct it? QUESTION #357 No best answer available. 2007 18:57:56 #1 vinod madala RE: what is homogeneous transformation? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

This way u dont need to use both(sql override joiner) Hanu.358.What does Check-In and CheckOut option refer to in the mapping designer? QUESTION #359 No best answer available.html (338 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= you can join two tables with in the same database by using lookup query override ======================================= If the sources are homogenous we use source qualifier if the sources have same structure we can use union transformation ======================================= 359.. May 07. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html Click Here to view complete document U can use the Lookup Transformation to perform the join.Informatica .How can you join two tables without using joiner and sql override transformations? QUESTION #358 No best answer available.. 2007 22:48:49 #1 hanug Member Since: June 2006 Contribution: 24 RE: How can you join two tables without using joiner a. Here u may not get the same results as SQL OVERRIDE(data coming from same soure) or Joiner(same source or different sources) because it takes single record in case of multi match If one of the table contains single record u dont need to use SQL OVERRIDE or Joiner to join records. .Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Let it perform catesion product. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

Informatica .html RE: Where and Why do we use Joiner Cache? Click Here to view complete document Hi Joiner Cache will use in Joiner t/r to improve the performance. 2007 05:14:44 #1 . 2007 04:57:02 #1 mohammed haneef file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 360.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.May 15. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (339 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. After building the cache joiner t/r reads records from detail source to performs joins. While using joiner cache informatica server first read the data from master source and built data index & data cache in the master rows.Where and Why do we use Joiner Cache? QUESTION #360 No best answer available.Informatica . ======================================= 361. 2007 11:21:21 #1 ramgan_tryst Member Since: May 2007 Contribution: 2 RE: What does Check-In and Check-Out option refer to i. Click Here to view complete document Check-In and Check-Out refers to Versioning your Mapping. It is like maintaining the changes you have made. It is like using VSS or CVS.where does the records goes which does not satisfy condition in filter transformation? QUESTION #361 No best answer available. July 06.. June 28. When you right-click you mapping you have a option called Versioning if you have got that facility enabled.

Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. May 26.html QUESTION #362 ex-: Suppose a table EMP is in MAINFRAME then how can we access this table as SOURCE TABLE in informatica? Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. It does not appear in the session logfile or reject files.. ======================================= There is no default group in Filter Transformation. ======================================= Use the Normalizer transformation to take the Mainframe sources(COBOL) ======================================= . ======================================= Use Informatica Power Connect to connect to external systems like Mainframes and import the source tables. Otherwise it doesnt process the default group..How can we access MAINFRAME tables in INFORMATICA as a source ? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. If you connect default group to an output the powercenter processes the data. 2007 14:32:55 #1 vishnukirank Member Since: May 2007 Contribution: 1 RE: How can we access MAINFRAME tables in INFORMATICA..html (340 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document It goes to the default group. The records which does not satisfy filter condition are discarded and not written to reject file or session log file ======================================= 362..Informatica . ======================================= The rows which are not satisfing the filter transformation are discarded.pkonakalla Member Since: May 2007 Contribution: 2 RE: where does the records goes which does not satisfy.

August 03.How to implement denormalization concept in Informatica Mappings? QUESTION #364 No best answer available.Informatica .What are the Data Cleansing Tools used in the .Informatica . Worlf.How to run a workflow without using GUI i. ======================================= 364.e. Worlflow Manager. Workflow Monitor and pmcmd? QUESTION #363 No best answer available.363. ======================================= Unless the job is scheduled you cannot manually run a workflow without using a GUI. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html Click Here to view complete document pmcmd is not GUI. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. January 24. ======================================= 365. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. 2008 19:04:25 #1 kasisarath Member Since: January 2008 Contribution: 6 RE: How to implement de-normalization concept in Informatica Mappings? Click Here to view complete document User Normalizer.Informatica .html (341 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.e. It is a command you can use within unix script to run the workflow. 2007 03:56:21 #1 balaetl Member Since: November 2005 Contribution: 3 RE: How to run a workflow without using GUI i. This transformation used to normalize data.

html Click Here to view complete document Data Cleansing Tool: Trilium Profile tool: Informatica Profiler ======================================= 366.Informatica .how do you use Normalizer to convert columns into rows ? QUESTION #366 No best answer available.how to use the shared cache feature in look up transformation QUESTION #367 .. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. June 21.DWH?What are the Data Profiling Tools used for DWh? QUESTION #365 No best answer available. ======================================= 367.html (342 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2008 03:47:43 #1 Deepak Rajkumar Member Since: June 2007 Contribution: 4 RE: how do you use Normalizer to convert columns into rows ? Click Here to view complete document Using Normalizer in the normalizer properties we can add coloumns and for a coloumn we can specify the occurance levels which converts rows into coloumns. February 18.Informatica . 2007 04:23:27 #1 Shashikumar RE: What are the Data Cleansing Tools used in the DWH?.

======================================= 368. September 28..Informatica .html (343 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. What is its min and max size? QUESTION #368 No best answer available. September 28.html Click Here to view complete document If you are using single lookup and you are using only for reading tha data you can use satatic cache ======================================= Instead of creating multiple cache files informatica server creates only one cache file for all the lookups used with in the mapping which selected as a shared cache option.What will be the way to send only duplicate records to the Target? QUESTION #369 No best answer available.No best answer available. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer..Informatica . 2007 11:26:00 #1 chandrarekha RE: how to use the shared cache feature in look up tra. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. Click Here to view complete document 10GB ======================================= 369. . 2007 11:24:21 #1 chandrarekha RE: What is Repository size.. What is its min and max .What is Repository size.

Explain Session Recovery Process? QUESTION #371 No best answer available...html (344 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Please pick the good answer available or submit your .What are the Commit & Commit Intervals? QUESTION #370 No best answer available. ======================================= If you take a ex:EMP TABLE having the duplicate records The query is SELECT *FROM EMP WHERE EMPNO IN SELECT EMPNO FROM EMP GROUP BY EMPNO HAVING COUNT(*)>1. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Sanjeeva Reddy ======================================= 370. July 31. ======================================= 371.n from source group by Col_1 Col_2 Col..Informatica . 2007 08:23:22 #1 Samir Desai RE: What will be the way to send only duplicate record.Informatica .July 23.n having count(*)>1 to get only duplicate records in the traget. 2007 13:05:53 #1 rasmi Member Since: June 2007 Contribution: 20 RE: What are the Commit & Commit Intervals? Click Here to view complete document Commit interval is a interval in which the Informatica server loads the data into the target. Best Regrads Samir Desai..html Click Here to view complete document You can use following query in SQ --> Select Col_1 Col_2 Col.

======================================= 372.html September 28. 2007 11:54:03 #1 rasmi Member Since: June 2007 Contribution: 20 RE: Explain pmcmd? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.Explain pmcmd? QUESTION #372 No best answer available.html Click Here to view complete document 1.stop the informatica server 4.Informatica . if session recovery should take place atleast one commit must be executed.html (345 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2007 11:21:50 #1 chandrarekha RE: Explain Session Recovery Process? Click Here to view complete document You have 3 steps in session recovery If Informatica server performs no commit run the session again At least one commit perform recovery perform recovery is not possible truncate the target table and run the session again. ======================================= pmcmd means powermart command prompt which used to perform the tasks from command prompt and not from Informatica GUI window . Pmcmd is perform following tasks 1. when it starts recovery process again it starts from the next row_id.start and stop the sessions and batches 2.check whether informatica server working or not.html (346 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.answer.process the sesson recovery 3. Rekha ======================================= hi when the informatica server starts a recovery session it reads the opb_srvr_recovery table and notes the rowid of the last row commited to the target database. July 31. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

What does the first column of bad file (rejected rows) indicate? Explain QUESTION #373 No best answer available. Click Here to view complete document First column of the bad file indicates row -indicator and second column indicates column indicator Row indicator : Row indicator tells the writer what to do with the row of wrong data Row indicator meaning rejected by 0 Insert target/writer 1 update target/writer 2 delete target/writer 3 reject writer .html September 24.Informatica . PMCMD performs following tasks 1)start and stop batches and sessions 2)recovery sessions 3)stops the informatica 4)schedule the sessions by shell scripting 5)schedule the sessions by using operating system schedule tools like CRON ======================================= 373.. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.======================================= It a command line program. It performs the following tasks Start and stop the session and batches Stop the Informatica Server Checks whether the server is working or not ======================================= hi PMCMD means program command line utility. it is a program command line utility to communicate with informatica server.. 2007 14:24:17 #1 chandrarekha RE: What does the first column of bad file (rejected r.html (347 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

html (348 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. some times OLTP database may act as data mart for ware house.for example In an organization we can manage Employee personal information as one data mart and Project information as one data mart one data ware house may have any number of data marts.The size of the data mart depends on your business needs it varies business to business. its based on your project.html Click Here to view complete document Datamart size around 1 gb.What is the size of data mart? QUESTION #374 No best answer available. 2007 13:54:43 #1 . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. August 22.If the row indicator is 3 the writer rejects the row because the update starategy expression is marked as reject ======================================= 374. 2007 05:24:31 #1 hpadala RE: What is the size of data mart? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . Cheers Thana ======================================= 375. ======================================= Hi Data mart is a part of the data warehouse. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. August 24.Informatica .What is meant by named cache?At what situation we can use it? QUESTION #375 No best answer available.

. This means the cache doesn't have any changes reflected to it even if the lookup source is changed..what are the main issues while working with flat files as source and as targets ? QUESTION #377 .. of runs.How do you define fact less Fact Table in Informatica QUESTION #376 No best answer available.sn3508 Member Since: April 2006 Contribution: 20 RE: What is meant by named cache?At what situati. You can rebuilt it again by deleting the cache ======================================= 376.html September 18. Click Here to view complete document A Fact table with out measures is called fact less fact table ======================================= Fact table without measure is called factless fact table fact less fact tables are used to capture date transaction events ======================================= 377. Click Here to view complete document By default there will be no name for the cache in lookup transformation.Informatica .. In this case the first time you run the session the cache will be build and the same cache is used for any no. 2007 00:30:12 #1 ramakrishna RE: How do you define fact less Fact Table in Informat.Informatica . Everytime you run the session the cache will be rebuilt.html (349 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. If you give a name to it it is called Persistent Cache. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

======================================= .html other than present in actual file or (b) a delimiter that comes as a character in some field of the file-->wrong data again (iii) Not specifying NULL character properly may result in wrong data (iv) there are other settings/attributes while creating file definition which one should be very careful 4. That missed column wont exist in the target data file. We have to use transformations for all our requirements 2. Most of the time erroneous result come when the data file layout is not in sync with the actual file. Testing the flat files is a very tedious job 3. There are tremendous challenges which can be overcome by being a bit careful. February 06. We can not use SQL override. If you miss link to any column of the target then all the data will be placed in wrong fields. (i) Your data file may be fixed width but the definition is delimited----> truncated data (ii) Your data file as well as definition is delimited but specifying a wrong delimiter (a) a delimitor file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. The file format (source/target definition) should match exactly with the format of data file. Please keep adding to this list. -regards rasmi ======================================= 1.No best answer available. 2008 09:25:16 #1 rasmi Member Since: June 2007 Contribution: 20 RE: what are the main issues while working with flat files as source and as targets ? Click Here to view complete document We need to specify correct path in the session and mension either that file is 'direct' or 'indirect'. keep that file in exact path which you have specified in the session .html (350 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.

html (351 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html the target table is not indexed.Informatica .. So automatically performence will be increased. ======================================= Normal Load: It loads the records one by one Server writes log file for each record So it takes more time to load the data. And if we use ODBC connections for source and target definations then it is better to go for Normal loading. Tell the difference? QUESTION #378 No best answer available. Running Bulk Load in an indexed table will cause the session to fail. September 19.What is key factor in BRD? QUESTION #379 ...378. ======================================= 379. ======================================= You would use Normal Loading when the target table is indexed and you would use bulk loading when file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.When do you use Normal Loading and the Bulk Loading. how means.Informatica . Click Here to view complete document If we use SQL Loder connections then it will be to go for Bulk loading.. If we use Bulk loading then the session performence will be increased. 2007 11:35:05 #1 rama krishna RE: When do you use Normal Loading and the Bulk Loadin. if we use the bulk loading the data will be BYPASS through the DATALOGS. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Bulk load : It loads the number of records at a time it does not write any log files or tracing levels so it takes less time.

September 26... If yes give some example? QUESTION #381 No best answer available. January 24.html vemurisasidhar Member Since: August 2007 Contribution: 10 RE: Have you implmented Lookup in your mapping.Have you implmented Lookup in your mapping. 2007 13:41:04 #1 vemurisasidhar Member Since: August 2007 Contribution: 10 RE: how do you measure slowly changing dimensions usin. If yes. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. the data is branched accordingly whether to update or insert ======================================= 381.Informatica . Click Here to view complete document the lookup table is used to split the data by comparing the source and target data. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.how do you measure slowly changing dimensions using lookup table QUESTION #380 No best answer available. . 2007 13:39:09 #1 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. September 24. 2008 19:05:37 #1 kasisarath Member Since: January 2008 Contribution: 6 RE: What is key factor in BRD? Click Here to view complete document could you please eloborate what is BRD ======================================= 380.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.No best answer available..html (352 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

so inorder to split the rows either to update or insert into the target table we use the lookup transformation in reference to target table and compared with source table. First of all they are ongoing.Informatica ..What is the difference between source definition database and source qualifier? QUESTION #383 No best answer available.Informatica . Here most of the time the business users would say "give us the data and then we will tell you what do we want". A datawarehouse project is never "complete". ======================================= 383. The best approach here is of a phased iteration . Please pick the good answer available or submit your file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. ======================================= 382. September 12. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2007 17:28:25 #1 anjanroy Member Since: September 2005 Contribution: 4 RE: Which SDLC suits best for the datawarehousing proj.html (353 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM .Which SDLC suits best for the datawarehousing project. we have to update or insert a row in the target depending upon the data from the sources..Click Here to view complete document we do. Click Here to view complete document Datawarehousing projects are different from the traditional OLTP project. So here a traditional waterfall model is not the optimal SDLC approach.where you implement and deliver projects in small manageable chunks (90 days ~ 1 qtr) and keep maturing your data warehouse. QUESTION #382 No best answer available.

What is a Shortcut and What is the difference between a Shortcut and a Reusable Transformation? QUESTION #385 No best answer available.html (354 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM . September 24..Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.What is the logic will you implement to load data into a fact table from n dimension tables? QUESTION #384 No best answer available. where the source qualifier is used to convert the source definition datatypes to the informatica datatypes. 2007 13:24:01 #1 vemurisasidhar Member Since: August 2007 Contribution: 10 RE: What is the logic will you implement to load data .. which is easy to work with.html answer.file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. scd can hold the historical data... ======================================= 385.Informatica . 2007 13:26:52 #1 vemurisasidhar Member Since: August 2007 Contribution: 10 RE: What is the difference between source definition d. Please pick the good answer available or submit your file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. there are of basically two types: 1)getting started wizzard 2)scd gettign started wizard is used when there is no need to change the previous data. ======================================= 384. September 24. Click Here to view complete document a source definition database contain the datatypes that are used in the orginal database from which the source is extracted. Click Here to view complete document we can do this by using mapping wizard.

Many mappings could use the same sequence and the sessions would all draw from the same continuous pool of sequence numbers generated.file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. January 29. this provides a single point of control / reference for the object multiple projects don't all have import sources and targets into their local folders. 2008 23:32:01 #1 Sant_parkash Member Since: October 2007 Contribution: 22 RE: What is a Shortcut and What is the difference between a Shortcut and a Reusable Transformation? Click Here to view complete document A Reusable Transformation can only be used with in the folder. A reusable transformaion is usually something that is kept local to a folder examples would be the use of a reusable sequence generator for allocating warehouse Customer Id's which would be useful if you were loading customer details from multiple source systems and allocating unique ids to each new source-key. A shortcut is created by assigning 'Shared' status to a folder within the Repository Manager and then dragging objects from this folder into another open folder. ======================================= 386. ======================================= to add to this the shortcut points to objects of shared folder only ======================================= A shortcut is a reference (link) to an object in a shared folder these are commonly used for sources and targets that are to be shared between different environments / or projects. but a shortcut can be used anywhere in the Repository and will point to actual Transformation.In what all transformations the mapplets cant be used in informatica?? .Informatica .html answer.

. you'll have to write sql queries in teh data base table using rownum/rowid concept..html (355 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. October 06.a . file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. soo we want to eliminate those records. 2007 17:50:21 #1 naina RE: In what all transformations the mapplets cant be u. Above answer was rated as good by the following members: ayappan.Eliminate Duplicate Records QUESTION #387 Hi I am having 10000 records in flat file.which is the best method we have to follow.Informatica .QUESTION #386 No best answer available. load the unique rows in a temp table followed by a truncate on the original table and moving data back to it from the temp table.. in that there are 100 records are duplicate records. hope it helps..html Click Here to view complete document The mapplets cant use these following transformations xml source qualifier normalizer non-reusable sequence generator (it can use only reusable sequence generator) ======================================= 387. Or by using the sorter and distinct option. Regards Mahesh Reddy Click Here to view complete document Submitted by: vivek1708 In order to beable to delete those entries I think.

html In order to beable to delete those entries I think you'll have to write sql queries in teh data base table using rownum/rowid concept. Click Here to view complete document Reusable transformation is a single transformatin which can be resuable & mapplet is a set of transformations which can be reusable. 2007 03:19:32 #1 ramesh raju RE: what is the difference between reusable transforma.what is the difference between reusable transformation and mapplets? QUESTION #388 No best answer available.Informatica . ======================================= 389.html (356 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. November 20.What is the functionality of Lookup . Thanks kumar ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . hope it helps.======================================= You can put sorter transformation after source qualifier transformation and in sorter tranformation' properties enable distinct property.. Or by using the sorter and distinct option load the unique rows in a temp table followed by a truncate on the original table and moving data back to it from the temp table. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. ======================================= use aggregate on primary keys ======================================= 388.

If not match it returns NULL ======================================= 390. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2007 12:02:59 #1 ravi RE: How do you maintain Historical data and how to ret. 2007 06:59:15 #1 Thananjayan Member Since: November 2007 Contribution: 15 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. If you need to maintain the histrory of the data for ex The cost of the product change happen frequently but you would like to maintain all the rate history go to SCD Type2.html (357 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.. Click Here to view complete document by using update statergy transformations ======================================= You can maintain the historical data by desing the mapping using Slowly changing dimensions types.Transformation QUESTION #389 (connected & un connected) Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. The design change as per your requirement. If you need to insert new and update old data best go for Update strategy.How do you maintain Historical data and how to retrieve the historical data? QUESTION #390 No best answer available.If you make your question more clear I can provide your more information.Informatica ..html RE: What is the functionality of Lookup Transformation. Cheers . ======================================= Look up transformation compares the soure with specified target table and forwarded the records to next tranformation only matched records. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. October 23.. November 17.

Thana ======================================= 391.Repository deletion QUESTION #392 what happens when a repository is deleted? If it is deleted for some time and if we want to delete it permanently? where is stored (address of the file) Click Here to view complete document No best answer available. November 28. January 16.html (358 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.the data was loaded into the the target table based on the Constraints. ======================================= 392.Informatica .Informatica . 2008 01:30:51 #1 say2joshi Member Since: April 2007 Contribution: 3 RE: What is difference between cbl (constaint based commit) and target based commit?When we use cbl? Click Here to view complete document could u pls clear ur question tht CBL stands for constarint based loading? thanks ======================================= CBL means constaraint based loading.e if we want to load the EMP&DEPT data first it loads the data of DEPT then EMP because DEPT is PARENT table EMP is CHILD table. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. easily to undestand it loads PARENT table first then CHILD table.html commit) and target based commit?When we use cbl? QUESTION #391 No best answer available. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. 2007 22:36:19 #1 chandrarekha Member Since: May 2007 Contribution: 14 .i.What is difference between cbl (constaint based file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

if any queries plz mail me sajjan.What is Informatica basic data flow? QUESTION #394 No best answer available.html ======================================= I too want to know the answer for this question I tried to delete the repository that time it was deleted after that i tried to create the repository with the same name what i was deleted earliar it is showing the repositort exist in the target we have to delete the repository in the target database ======================================= repository is stored in database go in repository admin console right click on repository then choose delete . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (359 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.RE: Repository deletion file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.What is pre-session and postsession? QUESTION #393 No best answer available.Informatica . November 20. November 13.Informatica . 2007 07:04:44 #1 . a dialog box is displayed fill up the user name(database user wr ur repository is reside) give password and fill all the field . 2007 23:55:12 #1 vizaik Member Since: March 2007 Contribution: 30 RE: What is pre-session and post-session? Click Here to view complete document Pre-session: ======================================= 394.thereafter u can delete it.s25@gmail. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. com ======================================= 393.

Nick RE: What is Informatica basic data flow? file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.html Click Here to view complete document INF Basic Data flow means Extraction Transformation and Loading of data from Source to the target.which activities can be performed using the repository manager? QUESTION #395 No best answer available...what is the economic comparision of all the Informatica versions? .Informatica . 2007 00:47:25 #1 karuna RE: which activities can be performed using the reposi. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. Cheers Nick ======================================= 395..html (360 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Click Here to view complete document Using Repository manager we can create new folders for the existing repositories and manage the repository from it ======================================= Using repository manager *We can create folders under the repository *Create Sub Folders and Folder Management *Create Users and USer Groups *Set Security/Access Privilges to the users and many more.. October 27. ======================================= You can use the Repository Manager to perform the following tasks: ======================================= 396.Informatica .

QUESTION #396 No best answer available. ======================================= 397.html (361 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. 2008 04:59:08 #1 sri.why do we need lookup sql override? Do we write sql override in lookup with special aim? QUESTION #397 No best answer available. You can use SQL override for filtering records in the cache to remove unwanted data ======================================= .. To use more than one look up in the mapping 2. 2007 23:47:42 #1 vizaik Member Since: March 2007 Contribution: 30 RE: why do we need lookup sql override? Do we write sq.html April 10. file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Informatica . Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer. November 13.kal Member Since: January 2008 Contribution: 6 RE: what is the economic comparision of all the Informatica versions? Click Here to view complete document Version controlling ======================================= Economic comparision is nothing but the price-tag of informatica available versions. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.. Click Here to view complete document Yes sql override in lookup used to lookup more than one value from more than one table. ======================================= You can join the data from multiple tables in the same database by using lookup override You can use sql override if 1.

Adavantages are that the whole table need not be looked up. 4 types of tracing levels supported 1. there are 4 kind of tracing level which is responsible for giving more information on basis of their characterictis. Verbose data: Along with verbose initialisation records each and every record processed by the . 2. Please pick the good answer available or submit your answer.html (362 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.Lookup override can be used to get some specific records(using filters in where clause) from the lookup table.Informatica ..html No best answer available.Terse specifies Normal + Notification of data 3. Verbose Initialisation : In addition to the Normal tracing specifies the location of the data cache files and index cache files that are treated and detailed transformation statistics for each and every transformation within the mapping. November 19.What are tracing levels in transformation? QUESTION #398 file:///C|/Perl/bin/result. Thanks Abhishek Shukla ======================================= Tracing level in the case of informatica specifies the level of detail of information that can be recorded in the session log file while executing the workflow. 2007 00:18:10 #1 Abhishek Shukla RE: What are tracing levels in transformation? Click Here to view complete document Tracing level keeps the information aboaut your mapping and transformation. 4. ======================================= 398.Normal: It specifies the initialization and status information and summerization of the success rows and target tows and the information about the skipped rows due to transformation errors.

html (363 of 363)4/1/2009 7:50:59 PM .informatica server For better performance of mapping execution the tracing level should be specified as TERSE Verbose initialisation and verbose data are used for debugging purpose. ======================================= file:///C|/Perl/bin/result.

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