Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to PowerExchange
  3. DBMOVER Configuration File
  4. Netport Jobs
  5. PowerExchange Message Logs and Destination Overrides
  6. SMF Statistics Logging and Reporting
  7. PowerExchange Security
  8. Secure Sockets Layer Support
  9. PowerExchange Alternative Network Security
  10. PowerExchange Nonrelational SQL
  11. DTLDESCRIBE Metadata
  12. PowerExchange Globalization
  13. Using the PowerExchange ODBC Drivers
  14. PowerExchange Datatypes and Conversion Matrix
  15. Appendix A: DTL__CAPXTIMESTAMP Time Stamps
  16. Appendix B: PowerExchange Glossary

CAPT_PATH Statement

CAPT_PATH Statement

The CAPT_PATH statement specifies the path to a directory on a Linux, UNIX, or Windows system for storing CDC control files.
Linux, UNIX, and Windows
Db2, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, and PostgreSQL sources on Linux, UNIX, or Windows, and if you use remote logging, data sources on IBM i (i5/OS) or z/OS
Yes for CDC sources on Linux, UNIX, and Windows
Enter the path to the directory that stores the following CDC control files:
  • CCT file, which contains capture registrations
  • CDEP file, which contains application names for any PowerCenter extractions that use ODBC connections
  • CDCT file, which contains information about PowerExchange Logger for Linux, UNIX, and Windows log files
This directory can be one that you created specifically for these control files or another directory.
To specify a Windows network path, use three leading backslashes (\\\) so that PowerExchange can parse the network path correctly. For example:
CAPT_PATH=\\\host\Shared Folders\C\CDC_SHARED\capture
Default location is the PowerExchange installation directory.
  • Informatica recommends that you use a unique directory name to separate these CDC objects from the PowerExchange code. This practice makes migrating to a another PowerExchange version easier.
  • Informatica recommends that, if possible, PowerExchange C-ISAM control files, such as the CCT, CDEP, and CDCT files be located on local disk for performance and reliability purposes.
  • To specify a path to the directory that contains extraction maps, use the CAPT_XTRA statement.


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