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  • Designer Guide

    Informatica PowerCenter (Version 7.1.1)

  • Informatica PowerCenter Designer GuideVersion 7.1.1August 2004

    Copyright (c) 19982004 Informatica Corporation.All rights reserved. Printed in the USA.

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  • Table of Contents

    List of Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv i i i

    List of Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xix

    Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxiNew Features and Enhancements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxii

    PowerCenter 7.1.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxii

    PowerCenter 7.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxiv

    PowerCenter 7.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxviii

    About Informatica Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxiv

    About this Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxv

    Document Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxv

    Other Informatica Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxvi

    Visiting Informatica Customer Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxvi

    Visiting the Informatica Webzine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxvi

    Visiting the Informatica Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxvi

    Visiting the Informatica Developer Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxvi

    Obtaining Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxvii

    Chapter 1: Using the Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Designer Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Designer Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Customizing Designer Default Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Configuring General Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Configuring Tables Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

    Configuring Format Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Configuring Debug Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    Configuring Miscellaneous Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

    Using Toolbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    Displaying a Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

    Creating a Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

    Customizing a Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

    Adding Custom Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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    Navigating the Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    Search Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    Iconizing and Restoring Workspace Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Arranging Objects in the Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Zooming the Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Table of Contents

    Viewing the Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

    Designer Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Adding a Repository . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Printing the Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Viewing the Last Saved Date/Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    Opening and Closing a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    Creating Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    Checking Out and In Versioned Repository Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

    Searching for Versioned Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

    Entering Descriptions for Repository Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    Reverting to a Previous Object Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    Copying Designer Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

    Exporting and Importing Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

    Working with Multiple Ports or Columns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

    Renaming Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

    Using Shortcut Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

    Working with Metadata Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

    Creating Metadata Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

    Editing Metadata Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

    Deleting Metadata Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

    Using Business Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

    Adding Business Names to Sources or Targets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

    Displaying Business Names in the Navigator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

    Displaying Business Names as Column Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

    Using Business Names as Port Names in Source Qualifiers . . . . . . . . . . . 37

    Using Business Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

    Specifying the Documentation Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

    Creating Links to Documentation Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .