When you create a Data Processor transformation in Informatica Developer, you choose an object or component to define the transformation service type.
has the following types of services that transform data:
Parser. Converts source documents to XML or JSON. The output of a parser is always XML. The input can have any format, such as text, HTML, Word, PDF, or HL7.
Serializer. Converts an XML or JSON file to an output document of any format. The output of a serializer can be any format, such as a text document, an HTML document, or a PDF.
Mapper and XMap. Converts an XML or JSON source document to another XML or JSON structure. A mapper processes the input similarly to a serializer. It generates output similarly to a parser. The input and the output are fully structured XML or JSON.
Transformer. Modifies the data in any format. Adds, removes, converts, or changes text. Use transformers with a parser, mapper, or serializer. You can also run a transformer as stand-alone component.
Streamer. Splits large input documents, such as multi-gigabyte data streams, into segments. The streamer processes documents that have multiple messages or records in them, such as HIPAA or EDI files.