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  1. Preface
  2. Workflow Manager
  3. Workflows and Worklets
  4. Sessions
  5. Session Configuration Object
  6. Tasks
  7. Sources
  8. Targets
  9. Connection Objects
  10. Validation
  11. Scheduling and Running Workflows
  12. Sending Email
  13. Workflow Monitor
  14. Workflow Monitor Details
  15. Session and Workflow Logs
  16. POWERCENTERHELP
  17. Session Properties Reference
  18. Workflow Properties Reference

Sources Node

Sources Node

The Sources node lists the mapping sources and displays the settings. If you want to view and configure the settings of a specific source, select the source from the list. You can configure the following settings:
  • Readers.
    Displays the reader that the Integration Service uses with each source instance. The Workflow Manager specifies the necessary reader for each source instance.
  • Connections.
    Displays the source connections. You can choose connection types and connection values. You can also edit connection object values.
  • Properties.
    Displays source and source qualifier properties. For relational sources, you can override properties that you configured in the Mapping Designer.
    For file sources, you can override properties that you configured in the Source Analyzer. You can also configure the following session properties for file sources:
    File Source Options
    Description
    Source File Directory
    Enter the directory name in this field. By default, the Integration Service looks in the service process variable directory, $PMSourceFileDir, for file sources.
    If you specify both the directory and file name in the Source Filename field, clear this field. The Integration Service concatenates this field with the Source Filename field when it runs the session.
    You can also use the $InputFile
    Name
    session parameter to specify the file directory.
    Source Filename
    Enter the file name, or file name and path. Optionally use the $InputFile
    Name
    session parameter for the file name.
    The Integration Service concatenates this field with the Source File Directory field when it runs the session. For example, if you have “C:\data\” in the Source File Directory field, then enter “filename.dat” in the Source Filename field. When the Integration Service begins the session, it looks for “C:\data\filename.dat”.
    By default, the Workflow Manager enters the file name configured in the source definition.
    Source Filetype
    You can configure multiple file sources using a file list.
    Indicates whether the source file contains the source data, or a list of files with the same file properties. Select Direct if the source file contains the source data. Select Indirect if the source file contains a list of files.
    When you select Indirect, the Integration Service finds the file list then reads each listed file when it executes the session.