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Ab Initio Interview Questions

ALL-Interview.com Click on the Question to read answer and report incorrect category/incorrect Questions or answers What is the difference between sandbox and EME, can we perform checkin and checkout through sandbox?

EME is the central repository and Sandbox is the private area where you bring the object (by doing object level checkout) from the repository for editing. Once you are finish with your editing you can checkin back the object to the EME (object level check in)from sandbox.
How do we handle if DML changing dynamically? How to run the graph without GDE?

In RUN ==> Deploy >> As script , it create a .bat file at ur host directory ,and then run .bat file from Command prompt
What is the difference between a DB config and a CFG file?

cfg file is for the remote connection and .dbc is for connecting the database. .cfg contains : 1. The name of the remote machine 2. The username/pwd to be used while connecting to the db. 3. The location of the operating system on the remote machine. 4. The connection method. and .dbc file contains the information: 1. The database name 2. Database version 3. Userid/pwd 4. Database character set and some more...
Do you know what a local lookup is?

lookup_local funtion retrieves the first matching record from a partitioned multifile which is partitioned on a particular key.

consider a lookup file emp_detail which is having the fields emp_id emp_name dept and is partitioned on emp_id. use lookup_local( emp_detail 456A ) then u will get matching record for 456A . where 456A is the one of the emp_id.
What is the function you would use to transfer a string into a decimal? What is AB_LOCAL expression where do you use it in ab- initio?

ablocal_expr is a parameter of itable component of Ab Initio.ABLOCAL() is replaced by the contents of ablocal_expr.Which we can make use in parallel unloads.There are two forms of AB_LOCAL() construct, one with no arguments and one with single argument as a table name(driving table). The use of AB_LOCAL() construct is in Some complex SQL statements contain grammar that is not recognized by the Ab Initio parser when unloading in parallel. You can use the ABLOCAL() construct in this case to prevent the Input Table component from parsing the SQL (it will get passed through to the database). It also specifies which table to use for the parallel clause.
What is the relation between EME , GDE and Co-operating system ?

December 07, 2005 02:58:12 #1 EME is said as enterprise metdata env GDE as graphical devlopment env and Co-operating sytem can be said as asbinitio server relation b/w this CO-OP EME AND GDE is as fallows Co operating system is the Abinitio Server. this co-op is installed on perticular O.S platform that is called NATIVE O.S .comming to the EME its i just as repository in informatica its hold the metadata trnsformations db config files source and targets informations. comming to GDE its is end user envirinment where we can devlop the graphs(mapping just like in informatica) desinger uses the GDE and designs the graphs and save to the EME or Sand box it is at user side.where EME is ast server side.
What is meant by fancing in abinitio A: In SW world fencing means job controlling on priority basis. In AI it actually refers to customized

phase breaking. A well fenced graph means no matter what is source data volume process will not cough in dead locks. It actually limits the number of simultaneous processes.
What is the latest version that is available in Ab-initio?

What are kinds of layouts does ab initio supports Describe which system or process elements you would review when trouble-shooting general server slows Describe how you would monitor and control database physical file size and growth? How many parallelisms are in Abinitio? Please give a definition of each. How can I remove and add the header and trailer in an input and output file respectively?? How to Create Surrogate Key using Ab Initio? What does dependency analysis mean in Ab Initio? what is ab initio how will u view MFS in unix?what is diff/between conditional dml& conditional component? what is decoding&what is NVL? what is hash file in abinitio? how will it read in abinitio? in hash file the data files r combine (file1.dat,file2.dat,file3.dat......etc) how will it divide? What is meant header and tailer, suppose header and tailer had some junk data how will delete junk data ? which components r used? Graph was failed how it is achieved? What is the difference between In-Memory Sort and Inputs must be sorted? what are the steps in actual ab initio graph processing including general,pre and post process settings? What is air_project_parameters and air_sandbox_overrides?what is the relation between them? In Join component which record will go to unused port and which will go to reject port? What is max core value?what is the use of it? What abt READ MULTIFILE COMPONENT? How will u remove header record? How will u remove tailer record? The inputs are 10,20,30,40,50 but the output was comes 0 records,the graph was failed what is bad situation? In MFS i developer developed 2-way, but supporters r supporting 4-way on same records how is possible? what is deep in unique only? Output for sort and dedupe sort with NULL key? when we delete 1 partition (in 8 partition multifile) and run the graph. Will the graph run successfully?, If not what error we get? Is there any function in abInitio which act like SCAN component How to calculate total memory used by a graph? what is the difference between the flows of 3 parallelisms what is meant by partitioning in how many ways it can be done. How can we RUN a graph in UNIX? How do we extract data from client machine? Do we really work with ACTUAL DATA in development phase name the air commands in ab initio? Have you ever encountered an error called "depth not equal"? What are Cartesian joins? How many parallelisms are in Ab initio? What is the difference between partitioning with key and round robin? What is a ramp limit? How Does MAXCORE works? What is meant by Co > Operating system and why it is special for Ab-initio ? What is $mpjret? Where it is used in ab-initio? What are the different versions and releases of AB initio? what is the syntax of m_dump command? what is skew and skew measurement? How to get DML using Utilities in UNIX? How to Improve Performance of graphs in Ab initio? How will you use EME for view or publish metadata reports using EME?

How can we test the abintio manually and automation? what does layout means in terms of Ab Initio? How might you quantitatively measure an improvement made to a query? Why might the optimizer use a table scan when an index is available? Describe what the SQL Server tempdb and tlog files are used for? Describe the effect of the "checkpoint" t-sql statement? What are the components new in 2.14 compared to 1.8 and State the usage of the components? What is .ab initiorc and What it contain?
COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

why do you want to work for us? what is your greatest strength Why Do You Want To Work At Our Company? What motivates you,Money or Success ? why you choose our company? what is your job strength ? what is your ability? briefly describe your ideal job? what are your short term goals? Why do you think you are the best for this post? why u want to join this company? Tell me something about your self Why should we hire you? What Are your strengths and weaknesses? where do you see yourself in five(5) or ten(10) years from now? Why did you leave your (current)present/previous job/Company? what exactly do you look for a job? what is your expected salary how to impress the interviewer? Describe any happy moment in your life? What is your philosophy of life? Why we should not hire you? Why,you would like to join this organization? What goals do you have in your career what makes you stand out among other candidates? Tell us about a time when you failed to meet a deadline. What were the repercussions? If you get a Opportunity to go with a reputed company which is ready to pay more than what we r going to pay here.Will you quit the job from here or what? Can you work well under deadlines or pressure?How? what is your goal of life? WHAT IS YOUR SALARY EXPECTATION? why do you want to work here? what is your memorable day tell me about your ideal person and why? What would be your advantage in the future if you join now? How much salary do you want? What types of people do you get along with and why. Why did you choose this career? How do you plan to achieve these goals? how do you manage your stress Why do you think you do well? What are things most important to you in your job? What do you love and hate? tell me some thing about global warming what kind of salary are you looking for? What is your favorite past time?

How do you see yourself? Describe how your experience, qualifications and competencies match the position for which you are applying What is more important to you: the money or the work? why did you apply for this job What is your future Plans? Why You Are Looking For A New Job What job would you like to have in five years time? what will you do if you dont get this job What motivates you to do a good job? Sometimes a person younger to you might be in a better position.Are you comfortable taking directions from him? Describe yourself as a third person? what is the best way to start with the interview what are the challenges you faced in previous job? Tell me a situation you solve with creativity tell about your favorite game What have you learned from your previous jobs? Describe your work ethic? Why have you chosen the role you are applying for? who is your inspiration and why Briefly describe your duties and accomplishments What is your greatest achievement? Do you consider yourself successful? Give me an example of any major problem you faced and how you solved it What is your most significant experience? how will u design a pipe Explain how you would be an asset to this organization Speak about city where you live What would you consider as your biggest achievement and why? Tell me about a time when you were able to identify a problem and resolve it before it became a major issue How long do you think it would be before you will make a significant contribution to the team/company? what do u preffer to be after 3years? Tell me something about your happiest day of your life. how can we justify yourself that you are fit for this job? AT WHAT YOU ARE THE BEST? What job position/s are you currently holding with your current employer? describe a difficult situation? tell about your most memorable movement How would you spend a million pounds? Tell me something about your worst day of your life. How would you describe your ideal job?As per my interest so that I can work with full devotion and can fulfill my professional ethics. why are you interested in our company. tell me about a situation when your work was criticized? what is your ideal boss? Why cannot you clear the ijp(internal job posting) what attracted you to this position? what about your job profile can u speak around for 5mins about {Bangalore/any} city? What inspires you tell something about your father? Tell me about your family background. What will be your expected Salary? Can you justify your Salary?

what is your career aspect & if they asked in general what should i answer? What are your strengths and areas of improvement? how long do you think you would want to be in the employment of the organization? what is positive and negative in you? what influenced you to choose this career?? Tell me about your dream job. what motivates you and de-motivates you What have you done to show initiative in your career? what is the negative & positive thing in you? How do you prioritize your personal matter over work? What is your principles and values in life Describe about your ideal company what was your toughest/hardest decision you ever had to make? what makes you the suitable candidate for this position Have you worked with other on team endeavors Tell me about how you have left a position better than you found it what is your passion in life? When do you get angry? what makes you dissatisfied about your current job? what are you doing before this job What do you consider as the biggest challenge you have encounter in the work place Please explain to us one conflict situation that you have experienced in your work life and how did you solve it why u want to come to lower pay scale Tell me about an experience in which you had to use tact? Who are our major competitors and what differences do you notice in our products? How do you determine or evaluate success? According to your definition of success, how successful have you been so far? What activities have you done in the past? What kind of person are you? What is Your organizational structure? what job profile are you interested in? What were your greatest accomplishments and challenges? if you were hiring a person for this job,what would look for? As a MBA marketing student why do you want to pursue your career in banking sector How to describe our city(Hyderabad) in a topic round during the interview time? what is your dream vacation Why do you think you are a qualified candidate for the job? what are your hobbies? how could i rate my self about my knowledge in programming what is your name how would you relate your key competencies to this position? What is your career plan? what would you want to be paid. are you the right person for this job? whats a prefect introduction How do you handle pressures and deadlines and multi-tasking? how do you plan your typical day at work how to answer for gap between education and work what are your job responsibility in your place of work? tell me about Bangalore what can you contribute to this company? How much do you expect if we offer you this position how do u rate yourself on the scale of one to ten? what is the expansion of Philips? how many degrees of comparisons in English and explain about it?

how did u spend your yesterday? suppose you are asked a question concerning salary expectation, how do you tackle that question? what are you doing why do you want a change? in which field u r working now How are you different from others? dressing style for interview? What impact would you make in our organization? What is your aim how to give self introduction what is your weakness and why? Describe yourself what is your edge from the other applicants? why would u like to choose this profession? What attracted you to this job? In your last job,what would be the one thing that your peers most disliked about you? What qualities do you think make someone successful in business? Give us details of your present Employment Status. How soon can you travel down to any location posted to? how can you hire me when i have no experience?but i have ability to work for your company in your opinion,how many these weaknesses be addressed? why should we give you this job? why you would like to be considered for this role how do you see yourself after two years from now why you have left this job? what are your current weaknesses? why do you think you are fit for this job,you don't have experience,i don't think you are fit for a job What do you expect for your salary?Is this negotiable? How would your friends describe you? what is your favorite personality Why are choosing this company instead of other company? WRITE AT LEAST FOUR STRENGTHS how long will u work here what do you consider to be your most significant achievement?what difficulties did you encounter in realizing the achievement and how did you overcome them how do you work under pressure and solve your problems why do you want to join us? How creative are you?Give an example. Why should you be given the job? What are the benefits of being a graduate of Associate of computer Studies? What courses have you liked most?Least? Why? What do you do in your spare time? who serves as your inspiration while working? how do you find your salary? Can you give an advice to those students who are technician,taking computer programs? What does "success" mean to you? when the interviewer asks, what is the Architecture of your project what we have to answer... plz provide the answer with the example Tell me about your current job and responsibility Why did you left the previous organization what is the best dress code for interview what is faithfulness in your point of view Give me your Self introduction why do you fit for the job what you want to become in your life?

can you briefly describe your current position, its duties , and responsibilities? what is your attitude towards adversity and temptation? what sort of things motivates you? Mention briefly organisation structure of the company indicating your position in the hierarchy and the levels above and below you what examples can you give that emphasize your interest in this kind of work What shall i do if i do not like some people at my office place . how shall i handle this kind of situation ? how long would you like to stay with this company? how do you rate yourself as a professional? tips for successful interviews how did you spend your last weekend What is the difference between doing a good job and doing a great job? what is the best possible answer of "why do you want to change" How shall i react if i do not like some people in our office why do like to work with us what is your daily routine how can i explain my project How long would you expect to work for us if hired? what motivates you ,money or work? Could you please introduce yourself? What attributes can you bring to this position? what initiative you did in last company as you worked for 3 years? Hi, Recently i have resigned a job. what i have to tell for the new employer that if he asks why you have resigned your previous job.i have worked there for 10 months. WHY DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE YOUR PRESENT JOB? what value you will add to our company if you are selected why looking for job change within 6 months what makes you different from other candidates? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HARD WORK AND SMART WORK? what kind of salary do you need? Where do do you want to being five year? why are you leaving this position? how to perform first round in interview What are the values & beliefs that have guided your life so far and how do you see them influencing your future? what do you expect to learn from this job what motivates you to work hard? Please tell us briefly about a situation in your life when you have had to stretch yourself to meet a new situation or higher standards? give me directions on how to get here in this office from where you currently reside what would you do if your boss needs several things done at the same time? introduce your self did you leave your job voluntarily or were you fired? Why are you looking for a new position (if you are currently employed)? kind of cement kind of pipe kind of g.i sheet size of shuttering scaffolding pipe How do you feel about the same job or work in progress right now. what are challenges and benefits from effective communication in the workplace Mention briefly organisation structure of the company Why did you leave your earlier job without any new job in hand? What are your short term and long term career goals? what is personality What will you do if your senior officer do not mind your work ?