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

Transformation Language Reference

Transformation Language Reference

The PLUGIN Element

The PLUGIN Element

Use the PLUGIN element to define the metadata for the plug-in that you want to create. The attributes of the PLUGIN element uniquely identify the plug-in metadata.
The following table shows the attributes of the PLUGIN element:
Attribute
Required/
Optional
Description
NAME
Required
Name of the plug-in. The plug-in name displays on the Plugin tab of the PowerCenter Repository Service.
ID
Required
ID of the plug-in. Use to distinguish plug-ins developed using the same VENDORID.
VENDORNAME
Required
Name of the vendor. The vendor name displays on the Plugin tab of the PowerCenter Repository Service.
VENDORID
Required
Vendor ID. Get a vendor ID from Informatica if you are developing custom functions to distribute outside your organization. For more information, see Step 1. Get Repository ID Attributes.
DESCRIPTION
Optional
Description of the plug-in. The plug-in description displays on the Plugin tab of the PowerCenter Repository Service.
VERSION
Required
Version of the plug-in. Use to track updates to the plug-in metadata.