Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Command Line Programs and Utilities
  3. Installing and Configuring Command Line Utilities
  4. Using the Command Line Programs
  5. Environment Variables for Command Line Programs
  6. Using infacmd
  7. infacmd as Command Reference
  8. infacmd aud Command Reference
  9. infacmd autotune Command Reference
  10. Infacmd bg Command Reference
  11. infacmd ccps Command Reference
  12. infacmd cluster Command Reference
  13. infacmd cms Command Reference
  14. infacmd dis Command Reference
  15. infacmd dps Command Reference
  16. infacmd edl Command Reference
  17. Infacmd es Command Reference
  18. infacmd ihs Command Reference
  19. infacmd ipc Command Reference
  20. infacmd isp Command Reference
  21. infacmd ldm Command Reference
  22. infacmd mas Command Reference
  23. infacmd mi Command Reference
  24. infacmd mrs Command Reference
  25. infacmd ms Command Reference
  26. infacmd oie Command Reference
  27. infacmd ps Command Reference
  28. infacmd pwx Command Reference
  29. infacmd roh Command Reference
  30. infacmd rms Command Reference
  31. infacmd rtm Command Reference
  32. infacmd sch Command Reference
  33. infacmd search Command Reference
  34. infacmd sql Command Reference
  35. infacmd tdm Command Reference
  36. infacmd tools Command Reference
  37. infacmd wfs Command Reference
  38. infacmd ws Command Reference
  39. infacmd xrf Command Reference
  40. infacmd Control Files
  41. infasetup Command Reference
  42. pmcmd Command Reference
  43. pmrep Command Reference
  44. Working with pmrep Files



Defines a connection and the connection options.
To list connection options for an existing connection, run infacmd isp ListConnectionOptions.
The infacmd isp CreateConnection command uses the following syntax:
CreateConnection <-DomainName|-dn> domain_name <-UserName|-un> user_name <-Password|-pd> password [<-SecurityDomain|-sdn> security_domain] [<-ResilienceTimeout|-re> timeout_period_in_seconds] <-ConnectionName|-cn> connection_name [<-ConnectionId|-cid> connection_id] <-ConnectionType|-ct> connection_type [<-ConnectionUserName|-cun> connection_user_name] [<-ConnectionPassword|-cpd> connection_password] [<-VendorId|-vid> vendor_id] [-o options] (name-value pairs separated by space)
The following table describes infacmd isp CreateConnection options and arguments:
Required. Name of the Informatica domain. You can set the domain name with the -dn option or the environment variable INFA_DEFAULT_DOMAIN. If you set a domain name with both methods, the -dn option takes precedence.
Required if the domain uses Native or LDAP authentication. User name to connect to the domain. You can set the user name with the -un option or the environment variable INFA_DEFAULT_DOMAIN_USER. If you set a user name with both methods, the -un option takes precedence.
Optional if the domain uses Kerberos authentication. To run the command with single sign-on, do not set the user name. If you set the user name, the command runs without single sign-on.
Required if you specify the user name. Password for the user name. The password is case sensitive. You can set a password with the -pd option or the environment variable INFA_DEFAULT_DOMAIN_PASSWORD. If you set a password with both methods, the password set with the -pd option takes precedence.
Required if the domain uses LDAP authentication. Optional if the domain uses native authentication or Kerberos authentication. Name of the security domain to which the domain user belongs. You can set a security domain with the -sdn option or the environment variable INFA_DEFAULT_SECURITY_DOMAIN. If you set a security domain name with both methods, the -sdn option takes precedence. The security domain name is case sensitive.
If the domain uses native or LDAP authentication, the default is Native. If the domain uses Kerberos authentication, the default is the LDAP security domain created during installation. The name of the security domain is the same as the user realm specified during installation.
Optional. Amount of time in seconds that infacmd attempts to establish or re-establish a connection to the domain. If you omit this option, infacmd uses the timeout value specified in the INFA_CLIENT_RESILIENCE_TIMEOUT environment variable. If no value is specified in the environment variable, the default of 180 seconds is used.
Name of the connection. The name is not case sensitive and must be unique within the domain. It cannot exceed 128 characters, contain spaces, or contain the following special characters:
~ ` ! $ % ^ & * ( ) - + = { [ } ] | \ : ; " ' < , > . ? /
- ConnectionId
String that the Data Integration Service uses to identify the connection. The ID is not case sensitive. It must be 255 characters or less and must be unique in the domain. You cannot change this property after you create the connection. Default value is the connection name.
Required. Type of connection. Use one of the following connection types:
  • DB2
  • DB2I
  • DB2Z
  • GreenplumPT
  • HadoopFileSystem
  • HIVE
  • IMS
  • JDBC
  • ODBC
  • SEQ
  • SFDC
  • VSAM
You can use the infacmd isp ListConnections command to view connection types.
Required. Database user name.
Required. Password for the database user name. You can set a password with the -cpd option or the environment variable INFA_DEFAULT_CONNECTION_PASSWORD, lf you set the password with both options, the -cpd option takes precedence.
If you are creating an ADABAS, DB2I, DB2Z, IMS, SEQ, or VSAM connection, you can enter a valid PowerExchange passphrase instead of a password. Passphrases for access to databases and data sets on z/OS can be from 9 to 128 characters in length. Passphrases for access to DB2 for i5/OS can be up to 31 characters in length. Passphrases can contain the following characters:
  • Uppercase and lowercase letters
  • The numbers 0 to 9
  • Spaces
  • The following special characters:
    ’ - ; # \ , . / ! % & * ( ) _ + { } : @ | < > ?
    The first character is an apostrophe.
Passphrases cannot include single quotation marks (‘), double quotation marks (“), or currency symbols.
If a passphrase contains spaces, you must enclose it with double-quotation marks ("), for example,
"This is an example passphrase"
. If a passphrase contains special characters, you must enclose it with triple double-quotation characters ("""), for example,
"""This passphrase contains special characters ! % & *."""
. If a passphrase contains only alphanumeric characters without spaces, you can enter it without delimiters.
On z/OS, a valid RACF passphrase can be up to 100 characters in length. PowerExchange truncates passphrases longer than 100 characters when passing them to RACF for validation.
To use passphrases, ensure that the PowerExchange Listener runs with a security setting of SECURITY=(1,N) or higher in the DBMOVER member. For more information, see "SECURITY Statement" in the
PowerExchange Reference Manual
To use passphrases for IMS connections, ensure that the following additional requirements are met:
  • You must configure ODBA access to IMS as described in the
    PowerExchange Navigator User Guide
  • You must use IMS data maps that specify IMS ODBA as the access method. Do not use data maps that specify the DL/1 BATCH access method because this access method requires the use of netport jobs, which do not support passphrases.
  • The IMS database must be online in the IMS control region to use ODBA access to IMS.
Optional. ID of the external partner who built the adapter.
Required. Enter name-value pairs separated by spaces. The connection options are different for each connection type.
Use single quote to escape any equal sign or space in the value.


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