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
  16. Datatype Reference
  17. Configure the Web Browser



COBOL files often contain multiple instances of the same type of data within the same record. For example, a COBOL file may include data about four different financial quarters, each stored in the same record. When the Designer analyzes the file, it creates a different column for each OCCURS statement in the COBOL file. These OCCURS statements define repeated information in the same record. Use the Normalizer transformation to normalize this information.
For each OCCURS statement, the Designer creates the following items:
  • One target table when you drag the COBOL source definition into the Target Designer.
  • A primary-foreign key relationship
  • A generated column ID (GCID)

Updated July 02, 2020