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  1. Preface
  2. Understanding Pipeline Partitioning
  3. Partition Points
  4. Partition Types
  5. Pushdown Optimization
  6. Pushdown Optimization and Transformations
  7. Real-time Processing
  8. Commit Points
  9. Row Error Logging
  10. Workflow Recovery
  11. Stopping and Aborting
  12. Concurrent Workflows
  13. Grid Processing
  14. Load Balancer
  15. Workflow Variables
  16. Parameters and Variables in Sessions
  17. Parameter Files
  18. FastExport
  19. External Loading
  20. FTP
  21. Session Caches
  22. Incremental Aggregation
  23. Session Log Interface
  24. Understanding Buffer Memory
  25. High Precision Data
  26. POWERCENTERHELP

Advanced Workflow Guide

Advanced Workflow Guide

Parameter File Structure

Parameter File Structure

A parameter file contains a list of parameters and variables with assigned values. You group parameters and variables in different sections of the parameter file. Each section is preceded by a heading that identifies the Integration Service, Integration Service process, workflow, worklet, or session to which you want to define parameters or variables. You define parameters and variables directly below the heading, entering each parameter or variable on a new line. You can list parameters and variables in any order within a section.
Enter the parameter or variable definition in the form
name
=
value
. For example, the following lines assign a value to service variable $PMSuccessEmailUser and session parameter $ParamTgtOverride:
$PMSuccessEmailUser=rsmith@mail.com $ParamTgtOverride=UPDATE T_SALES SET DATE_SHIPPED = :TU.DATE_SHIPPED, TOTAL_SALES = :TU.TOTAL_SALES WHERE :TU.EMP_NAME = EMP_NAME and EMP_NAME = 'MIKE SMITH'
The Integration Service interprets all characters between the beginning of the line and the first equals sign as the parameter name and all characters between the first equals sign and the end of the line as the parameter value. Therefore, if you enter a space between the parameter name and the equals sign, the Integration Service interprets the space as part of the parameter name. If a line contains multiple equals signs, the Integration Service interprets all equals signs after the first one as part of the parameter value.
The Integration Service uses the period character (.) to qualify folder, workflow, and session names when you run a workflow with a parameter file. If the folder name contains a period (.), the Integration Service cannot qualify the names properly and fails the workflow.


Updated July 04, 2018