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  1. Installation Overview
  2. Before You Install the Services
  3. Service Installation
  4. After You Install the Services
  5. Client Installation
  6. Uninstallation
  7. Starting and Stopping Informatica Services
  8. Connecting to Databases from Windows
  9. Connecting to Databases from UNIX
  10. Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database
  11. Installation and Configuration Checklist
  12. Split Domain Configuration for Metadata Manager

Installation and Configuration Guide

Installation and Configuration Guide

Configure the Developer Tool Workspace Directory

Configure the Developer Tool Workspace Directory

Configure Informatica Developer to write the workspace metadata to the machine where the user is logged in.
  1. Go to the following directory:
    <Informatica installation directory>\clients\DeveloperClient\configuration\
  2. Locate the config.ini file.
  3. Create a backup copy of the config.ini file.
  4. Use a text editor to open the config.ini file.
  5. Add the
    osgi.instance.area.default
    variable to the end of the config.ini file and set the variable to the directory location where you want to save the workspace metadata. The file path cannot contain non-ANSI characters. Folder names in the workspace directory cannot contain the number sign (#) character. If folder names in the workspace directory contain spaces, enclose the full directory in double quotes.
    • If you run Informatica Developer from the local machine, set the variable to the absolute path of the workspace directory:
      osgi.instance.area.default=<Drive>/<WorkspaceDirectory>
      or
      osgi.instance.area.default=<Drive>\\<WorkspaceDirectory>
    • If you run Informatica Developer from a remote machine, set the variable to the directory location on the local machine:
      osgi.instance.area.default=\\\\<LocalMachine>/<WorkspaceDirectory>
      or
      osgi.instance.area.default=\\\\<LocalMachine>\\<WorkspaceDirectory>
      The user must have write permission to the local workspace directory.
Informatica Developer writes the workspace metadata to the workspace directory. If you log into Informatica Developer from a local machine, Informatica Developer writes the workspace metadata to the local machine. If the workspace directory does not exist on the machine from which you logged in, Informatica Developer creates the directory when it writes the files.
You can override the workspace directory when you start Informatica Developer.