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  1. Preface
  2. Using the Designer
  3. Working with Sources
  4. Working with Flat Files
  5. Working with Targets
  6. Mappings
  7. Mapplets
  8. Mapping Parameters and Variables
  9. Working with User-Defined Functions
  10. Using the Debugger
  11. Viewing Data Lineage
  12. Comparing Objects
  13. Managing Business Components
  14. Creating Cubes and Dimensions
  15. Using the Mapping Wizards
  16. POWERCENTERHELP
  17. Datatype Reference
  18. Configure the Web Browser

Using the Getting Started Wizard

Using the Getting Started Wizard

The Getting Started Wizard creates mappings to load static fact and dimension tables and slowly growing dimension tables.
The Getting Started Wizard can create two types of mappings:
  • Pass through.
    Loads a static fact or dimension table by inserting all rows. Use this mapping when you want to drop all existing data from the table before loading new data.
  • Slowly growing target.
    Loads a slowly growing fact or dimension table by inserting new rows. Use this mapping to load new data when existing data does not require updates.
The following table describes the getting started mapping types:
Getting Started Mapping Type
Target Table Type
History
Data Handling
Pass through
Static Fact or Dimension
None
Inserts all source rows. Use the truncate target table option in the session properties, or use a pre-session shell command to drop or truncate the target before each session run.
Slowly growing target
Slowly Growing Fact or Dimension
Full
Flags and inserts new rows to the existing target.


Updated June 25, 2018