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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

Previewing Data

Previewing Data

You can preview source and target data in the Designer. Preview source or target data before you create a mapping or while you work with a mapping.
You can preview the following types of data:
  • Relational tables and views.
    Preview relational sources and targets. You can preview data for a valid relational source definition or target definition in the Designer. A source definition or shortcut to a source definition is valid if it matches the source table. A target definition is valid if it matches the target table. You must be able to connect to the source or target database to preview relational data.
  • Fixed-width and delimited flat files.
    Preview flat file sources and targets that do not contain binary data. You can preview data for a valid flat file source or target definition in the Designer. A source or target definition is valid if it matches the source file.
  • XML files
    .  Preview XML file data in the XML Editor. You can preview XML data using an XML definition and an external XML file. To preview data, you must have a valid XML definition in the repository and data in an external XML file that is valid for the definition. You can view data for one XML view at a time.
    Preview source data to verify that you extract data from the correct source. You can also preview source data to determine which columns to use in a mapping. You can preview target data before you truncate target tables or when you implement an update strategy.


Updated June 25, 2018