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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 a Complex Data Type Definition

Creating a Complex Data Type Definition

A complex data type definition represents the schema of the data of type struct. You can create a complex data type definition for a mapping or a mapplet on the Type Definition Library tab of the mapping editor.
  1. In the Developer tool, open the mapping or mapplet where you want to import a complex data type definition.
  2. In the
    Outline
    view, select the
    Type Definition Library
    to view the
    Type_Definition_Library
    tab in the mapping editor.
  3. Right-click an empty area of the editor and click
    New Complex Data Type Definition
    .
    An empty complex data type definition appears on the Type Definition Library tab of the mapping editor.
    An empty complex data type definition with the name Complex_Data_Type_Definition that contains a Name column and a Type column.
  4. Optionally, change the name of the complex data type definition.
  5. Click the
    New
    button to add elements to the data type definition with a name and a type.
    The data type of the element can be of primitive or complex data type.


Updated December 13, 2018