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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Informatica Big Data Management
  3. Connections
  4. Mappings in the Hadoop Environment
  5. Mapping Objects in the Hadoop Environment
  6. Processing Hierarchical Data on the Spark Engine
  7. Stateful Computing on the Spark Engine
  8. Monitoring Mappings in the Hadoop Environment
  9. Mappings in the Native Environment
  10. Profiles
  11. Native Environment Optimization
  12. Data Type Reference
  13. Complex File Data Object Properties
  14. Function Reference
  15. Parameter Reference

Creating and Configuring a Complex File Data Object

Creating and Configuring a Complex File Data Object

Create and configure a complex file data object to read data from or write data to files in the HDFS.
  1. Select a project or folder in the
    Object Explorer
    view.
  2. Click
    File
    New
    Data Object
    .
  3. Select
    Complex File Data Object
    and click
    Next
    .
    The
    New Complex File Data Object
    dialog box appears.
  4. Optionally, enter a name for the data object.
  5. Click
    Browse
    next to the
    Location
    option and select the target project or folder.
  6. In the
    Resource Format
    list, select the file format of the file.
  7. In the
    Access Type
    list, select one of the following options:
    • Connection
      . To access a file in the HDFS.
    • File
      . To access a file on the local system.
  8. If you selected the connection access type, complete the following steps:
    1. Click
      Browse
      next to the
      Connection
      option and select an HDFS connection.
    2. Click
      Add
      next to the
      Selected Resource
      option to add a resource to the data object.
      The
      Add Resource
      dialog box appears.
    3. Navigate or search for the resources to add to the data object and click
      OK
      .
      The resources you add appear in the
      Selected Resources
      list.
  9. If you selected the file access type, complete the following steps:
    1. Click
      Browse
      next to the
      Resource Location
      option and select the file that you want to add.
    2. Select
      File
      to access a file on your local system.
    3. Click
      Fetch
      .
      The file you selected appears in the
      Selected Resources
      list.
  10. Click
    Finish
    .
    The data object appears under the Physical Data Objects category in the project or folder in the
    Object Explorer
    view. A read and write operation is created for the data object.
  11. Based on whether you want to use the complex file data object as a source or target, edit the read or write operation properties.
    You can also create multiple read and write operations for a complex file data object.


Updated November 09, 2018