Table of Contents


  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

Struct Data Type

Struct Data Type

A struct data type represents a collection of elements of different data types. A struct data type has an associated schema that defines the structure of the data. To pass, generate, or process struct data, assign struct data type to ports.
The schema for the struct data type determines the element names and the number of elements in the struct data. The schema also determines the order of elements in the struct data. Informatica uses complex data type definitions to represent the schema of struct data.
The transformation language includes operators to access struct elements. It also includes functions to generate and process struct data and to modify the schema of the data.


struct {element_name1:value1 [, element_name2:value2, ...]}
Schema for the struct is of the following format:
schema {element_name1:data_type1 [, element_name2:data_type2, ...]}
The following table describes the arguments for this data type:
Name of the struct column or port.
A definition of the structure of data.
Schema is a name-type pair that determines the name and data type of the struct elements.
Name of the struct element.
Value of the struct element.
Data type of the element value.
The element values can be of a primitive or complex data type. Each element in the struct can have a different data type.

Struct Example

The following schema is for struct data to store customer addresses:
address {st_number:integer,st_name:string,city:string,state:string,zip:string}
The following example shows struct data values for the cust_address column:
{st_number:154,st_name:Addison Ave,city:Redwood City,state:CA,zip:94065}
{st_number:204,st_name:Ellis St,city:Mountain View,state:CA,zip:94043}
{st_number:357,st_name:First St,city:Sunnyvale,state:CA,zip:94085}