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Getting Started

Informatica PowerCenter ®

(Version 7.1.1)

Informatica PowerCenter Getting Started Version 7.1.1 August 2004

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

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Chapter 1: Before You Begin

 

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Creating a Group

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Creating a Folder

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Creating Source Tables

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What Comes Next

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Chapter 3: Tutorial Lesson 2

 

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Creating Source Definitions

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Viewing Source

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Creating Target Definitions and Target Tables

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Creating Target Creating Target Tables

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Creating a Pass-Through Mapping

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Running the Workflow

 

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Creating a Target Definition Creating a Target Table Creating a Mapping with Aggregate Values

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Creating an Aggregator Transformation Creating an Expression Transformation

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Creating a Lookup Transformation

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Connecting the Target

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Arranging Transformations

 

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Creating a Session and Workflow

 

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Creating the Session

 

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Creating the Workflow

 

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Creating a Mapping with Fact and Dimension Tables

 

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Creating Creating the Mapping

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Creating a Stored Procedure Transformation

 

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Completing the Mapping

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