Data Validation Option uses application services in the Informatica domain to perform data integration and data validation operations. The application services that you use depend on the operations that you perform.
Data Validation Option uses the following application services in the Informatica domain:
PowerCenter Integration Service
The PowerCenter Integration Service runs the mappings that you create in the PowerCenter Client. When you run a validation test, the PowerCenter Integration Service generates validation mappings and stores them in the Data Validation Option target folder of the PowerCenter repository. It runs the validation mappings and writes the results to the Data Validation Option repository.
PowerCenter Repository Service
The PowerCenter Repository Service manages the PowerCenter repository. It refreshes the folders and objects that you see in the Data Validation Client.
Metadata Manager Service
The Metadata Manager Service manages the Metadata Manager repository. You can integrate Data Validation Option with Metadata Manager. The integration allows you to analyze the impact of test results on data sources. When you integrate Data Validation Option with Metadata Manager, you must create a PowerCenter resource for the PowerCenter repository.
Reporting and Dashboards Service (Deprecated in PowerCenter Version 9.6.1 HotFix 4)
The Reporting and Dashboards Service runs the JasperReports application in the Informatica domain. You can integrate Data Validation Option with JasperReports. The integration allows you to view more robust reports and dashboards than are provided with Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) reports.