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. Appendix A: Datatype Reference
  17. Appendix B: Configure the Web Browser

Running Data Lineage from the Designer

Running Data Lineage from the Designer

You can access data lineage from any PowerCenter Designer tool. You can display data lineage on source and target definitions, transformations, mapplets, and mappings.
To run data lineage from the PowerCenter Designer:
  1. In the Designer, open the PowerCenter folder containing the object on which you want to run data lineage.
  2. Open the object in the applicable workspace area.
    For example, if you want to run data lineage on a transformation, open the transformation in the Transformation Developer.
  3. In the workspace, right-click and select
    Data Lineage
  4. In the Informatica Metadata Manager Business Glossary browser, enter the user credentials.
    The data lineage for the object appears in the browser window.
    The performance of the data lineage analysis depends on the amount of available system resources on the machine running the Metadata Manager application. Running multiple data lineage analysis on multiple objects simultaneously can impact performance.
After you access data lineage, you can view details about each object in the data lineage diagram. You can export the data lineage to a PNG image file or print the diagram. You can also email the data lineage to other users.

Updated March 29, 2021