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



COBOL uses REDEFINES statements to build the description of one record based on the definition of another record. When you import the COBOL source, the Designer creates a single source that includes REDEFINES.
The REDEFINES statement lets you specify multiple PICTURE clauses for the sample physical data location. Therefore, you need to use Filter transformations to separate the data into the tables created by REDEFINES.
  • The Designer creates one target table when you drag the COBOL source definition into the Target Designer.
  • The Designer creates one primary-foreign key relationship.
  • The Designer creates a generated key (GK).
  • You need a separate Filter transformation in the mapping.

Updated June 25, 2018