Table of Contents


  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
  17. Datatype Reference
  18. Configure the Web Browser

Configuring Format Options

Configuring Format Options

You can configure the color, font, and other format options for each tool in the Designer.
To configure format options:
  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Click the Format tab.
  3. To apply a color theme, click Select Theme.
  4. In the Workspace Colors section, select a Designer tool from the Tools menu to configure the workspace colors.
  5. Select a workspace element, and click Color to change the color of the element.
    Elements in the Workspace Colors section depend on the tool that you select to configure. You can configure the color of the following elements:
    Tool Availability
    All tools
    Background of the workspace area.
    Foreground Text
    All tools
    Text that appears in the workspace area.
    Link Selection
    Source Analyzer, Target Designer, Mapplet Designer, Mapping Designer
    Selected link between repository objects in the workspace.
    Relationship Link
    Source Analyzer, Target Designer, Mapplet Designer, Mapping Designer
    Link showing primary-key/foreign-key relationship between two tables.
    Propagate Link
    Mapplet Designer, Mapping Designer
    Link affected by port attribute propagation.
    Data Flow Link
    Mapplet Designer, Mapping Designer
    Link between ports of repository objects in a mapplet or mapping in the workspace.
    Metadata Flow Link
    Mapplet Designer, Mapping Designer
    Link between an MQ Source Qualifier transformation and the associated source.
  6. In the Caption Colors section, select an object type from the Tables menu to configure the title bar text and background colors.
    You can configure the following colors:
    Color of the table caption text.
    Background color of the table caption.
    Second background color of the table caption. You can combine two background colors to create a color gradient in the title bar of the repository object. Choose the same color for Background and Background(2) if you do not want a color gradient.
  7. In the Fonts section, select a component of the Designer from the Categories menu to view or change its font.
    The Current Font field shows the font of the currently selected Designer component. Click Change to change the display font and language script for the Designer component selected in the Categories menu. You might want to do this if the PowerCenter Client code page is different from the source file code page.

Updated June 25, 2018