What is the difference between STOP and ABORT options in Workflow Monitor?
When we issue the STOP command on the executing session task, the Integration
Service stops reading data from source. It continues processing, writing and committing
the data to targets. If the Integration Service cannot finish processing and committing
data, we can issue the abort command.
In contrast ABORT command has a timeout period of 60 seconds. If the Integration
Service cannot finish processing and committing data within the timeout period, it kills
the DTM process and terminates the session.
How to Delete duplicate row using Informatica
Scenario 1: Duplicate rows are present in relational database
Suppose we have Duplicate records in Source System and we want to load only the
unique records in the Target System eliminating the duplicate rows. What will be the
Assuming that the source system is a Relational Database, to eliminate duplicate
records, we can check the Distinctoption of the Source Qualifier of the source table
and load the target accordingly.
Which transformation should u need while using the COBOL sources as source
Normalizer transformation is used to normalize the data. Since COBOL sources r often
consists of Demoralized data
. Which transformation should we use to normalize the COBOL and relational
Normalizer Transformation. When you drag the COBOL source in to the mapping
Designer workspace, the normalizer transformation automatically appears, creating
input and output ports for every column in the source.
How the informatica server sorts the string values in Rank transformation?
When the informatica server runs in the ASCII data movement mode it sorts session
data using Binary sort order. If U configure the session to use a binary sort order, the
informatica server calculates the binary value of each string and returns the specified
number of rows with the highest binary values for the string.
What r the rank caches? informatica powercenter
During the session, the informatica server compares an input row with rows in the data
cache. If the input row out-ranks a stored row, the informatica server replaces the stored
row with the input row. The informatica server stores group information in an index
cache and row data in a data cache.
What is the Rank index in Rank transformation? informatica powercenter
In Informatica The Designer automatically creates a RANKINDEX port for each Rank
transformation. The Informatica Server uses the Rank Index port to store the ranking
position for each record in a group. For example, if you create a Rank transformation
that ranks the top 5 salespersons for each quarter, the rank index numbers the
salespeople from 1 to 5:
What is the Router transformation? informatica powercenter
A Router transformation is similar to a Filter transformation because both
transformations allow you to use a condition to test data. However, a Filter
transformation tests data for one condition and drops the rows of data that do not meet
the condition. 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
If you need to test the same input data based on multiple conditions, use a Router
Transformation in a mapping instead of creating multiple Filter transformations to
perform the same task.
What are the types of groups in Router transformation? informatica powercenter
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
U can not modify or delete default groups.
Why we use stored procedure transformation? informatica powercenter
For populating and maintaining data bases.
What are the types of data that passes between informatica server and stored
In Informatica there are 3 types of data
Input/Out put parameters
What is the status code? informatica powercenter
In Informatica Status code provides error handling for the informatica server during the
session. The stored procedure issues a status code that notifies whether or not stored
procedure completed successfully. This value can not seen by the user. It only used by
the informatica server to determine whether to continue running the session or stop.
What is source qualifier transformation? informatica powercenter
In Informatica When we add a relational or a flat file source definition to a mapping, we
need to connect it to a source qualifier transformation. The source qualifier
transformation represents the records that the informatica server reads when it runs a
What are the tasks that Informatica source qualifier perform? informatica
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
Specify sorted records.
Select only distinct values from the source.
Creating a custom query to issue a special SELECT statement for the informatica
server to read source data
What is Data driven? informatica powercenter
The informatica server follows instructions coded into update strategy transformations within
the session mapping determine how to flag records for insert, update, delete or reject. If u
do not choose data driven option setting, the informatica server ignores all update strategy
transformations in the mapping.
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