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  1. Preface
  2. The Transformation Language
  3. Constants
  4. Operators
  5. Dates
  6. Functions
  7. Creating Custom Functions
  8. Custom Function API Reference
  9. POWERCENTERHELP

Transformation Language Reference

Transformation Language Reference

The FUNCTION_GROUP Element

The FUNCTION_GROUP Element

Use the FUNCTION_GROUP element to define the group the custom function belongs to.
The following table shows the attributes of the FUNCTION_GROUP element:
Attribute
Required/
Optional
Description
NAME
Required
Name of the custom function group that you want to define. The function group name displays on the Plugin tab of the PowerCenter Repository Service.
ID
Required
ID for the function group. Get a function group ID from Informatica if you are developing custom functions to distribute outside your organization. For more information, see Step 1. Get Repository ID Attributes.
The function group ID displays on the Plugin tab of the PowerCenter Repository Service.
COMPONENTVERSION
Required
Version number of the function group. This tracks updates to the FUNCTION_GROUP element.
DESCRIPTION
Optional
Description of the function group. The function group description displays on the Plugin tab of the PowerCenter Repository Service.
NAMESPACE
Required
Namespace of the function group. The Expression Editor displays custom functions with the namespace in a separate folder on the Functions tab.
Namespaces are not case sensitive. You cannot use the namespace “infa.” It is reserved. Also, the namespace cannot be empty.