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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Informatica Big Data Management
  3. Mappings
  4. Sources
  5. Targets
  6. Transformations
  7. Data Preview
  8. Cluster Workflows
  9. Profiles
  10. Monitoring
  11. Hierarchical Data Processing
  12. Hierarchical Data Processing Configuration
  13. Hierarchical Data Processing with Schema Changes
  14. Intelligent Structure Models
  15. Stateful Computing
  16. Appendix A: Connections
  17. Appendix B: Data Type Reference
  18. Appendix C: Function Reference

Creating an Enterprise Discovery Profile in Informatica Developer

Creating an Enterprise Discovery Profile in Informatica Developer

You can create a profile on multiple data sources under multiple connections. The Developer tool creates individual profile tasks for each source.
  1. In the
    Object Explorer
    view, select multiple data objects you want to run a profile on.
  2. Click
    File > New > Profile
    to open the profile wizard.
  3. Select
    Enterprise Discovery Profile
    and click
    Next
    .
  4. Enter a name for the profile and verify the project location. If required, browse to a new location.
  5. Verify that the name of the data objects you selected appears within the
    Data Objects
    section. Click
    Choose
    to select more data objects, if required.
  6. Click
    Next
    .
    The
    Add Resources to Profile Definition
    pane appears. You can select multiple, external relational connections and data sources from this pane.
  7. Click
    Choose
    to open the
    Select Resources
    dialog box.
    The
    Resources
    pane lists all the internal and external connections and data objects under the Informatica domain.
  8. Click
    OK
    to close the dialog box.
  9. Click
    Next
    .
  10. Configure the profile types that you want to run. You can configure the following profile types:
    • Data domain discovery
    • Column profile
    • Primary key profile
    • Foreign key profile
    Select
    Enabled as part of "Run Enterprise Discovery Profile" action
    for the profile types that you want to run as part of the enterprise discovery profile. Column profiling is enabled by default.
  11. Review the options for the profile.
    You can edit the sampling options for column profiles. You can also edit the inference options for data domain, primary key, and foreign key profiles.
  12. Select
    Create profiles
    .
    The Developer tool creates profiles for each individual data source.
  13. Select
    Run enterprise discovery profile on finish
    to run the profile when you complete the profile configuration. If you enabled all the profiling operations, the Developer tool runs column, data domain, and primary key profiles on all selected data sources. Then, the Developer tool runs a foreign key profile across all the data sources.
  14. Click
    Finish
    .
    After you run an enterprise discovery profile, you need to refresh the Model Repository Service before viewing the results. This step is required as the import of metadata for external connections happens in the Model repository. You need to refresh the Model Repository Service so that the Developer tool reflects the changes to the Model repository.


Updated July 10, 2020