This section describes new features and enhancements to Informatica Analyst.
Informatica Analyst Interface
The Analyst tool interface has new headers and workspaces. A workspace is a web page where you perform tasks based on licensed functionality that you access through tabs in the Analyst tool.
The Analyst tool has the following workspaces:
Start. Access other workspaces that you have the license to access through access panels on this workspace. If you have the license to perform exception management, your tasks appear in this workspace.
Glossary. Define and describe business concepts that are important to your organization.
Discovery. Analyze the quality of data and metadata in source systems.
Design. Design business logic that helps analysts and developers collaborate.
Scorecards. Open, edit, and run scorecards that you created from profile results.
Library. Search for assets in the Model repository. You can also view metadata in the Library workspace.
Exceptions. View and manage exception record data for a task. View duplicate record clusters or exception records based on the type of task you are working on. View an audit trail of the changes you make to records in a task.
Connections. Create and manage connections to import relational data objects, preview data, run a profile, and run mapping specifications.
Data Domains. Create, manage, and remove data domains and data domain groups.
Job Status. Monitor the status of Analyst tool jobs such as data preview for all objects and drilldown operations on profiles.
Projects. Create and manage folders and projects and assign permissions on projects.
Glossary Security. Manage permissions, privileges, and roles for business glossary users.
Informatica Analyst Tasks
The Analyst tool is available to multiple Informatica products and is used by business users to collaborate on projects within an organization.
The tasks that you can perform in the Analyst tool depend on the license for Informatica products and the privileges to perform tasks. Based on the license that your organization has, you can use the Analyst tool to perform the following tasks:
Define business glossaries, terms, and policies to maintain standardized definitions of data assets in the organization.
Perform data discovery to find the content, quality, and structure of data sources, and monitor data quality trends.
Define data integration logic and collaborate on projects to accelerate project delivery.
Define and manage rules to verify data conformance to business policies.
Review and resolve data quality issues to find and fix data quality issues in the organization.
Flat File Delimiters
When you import a delimited flat file, you can input the following non-printing multibyte characters as delimiters: