Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Content Installation
  3. Configuration Steps for Address Reference Data
  4. Appendix A: Address Validator Transformation Advanced Properties

Content Overview

Content Overview

Informatica applications can use data quality rules and reference data to improve data accuracy, enhance data, and standardize data. Informatica uses the term
to refer to rules and reference data collectively.
Informatica distributes the following types of content:
Accelerators are content bundles that address common data quality problems in a country, a region, or an industry. An accelerator might contain mapplets and rules that you can use to analyze and enhance the data in an organization. An accelerator might also contain data domains that you can use to discover the types of information that the data contains. You add the mapplets, rules, and data domains to the Model repository.
Informatica Data Quality includes a Core accelerator and a Core Data Domain accelerator. You can buy and download additional accelerators from Informatica.
For more information about accelerators, see the
Data Quality Accelerator Guide
Address reference data files
Address reference data files contain information on all valid addresses in a country. The Address Validator transformation uses address reference data to analyze the quality of the input data that you select. The transformation compares the input data to the address reference data and fixes any error it finds in the input data.
You purchase address reference data on an subscription basis. Informatica updates address reference data files with new postal information at regular intervals. You can download the current address data files at any time during your subscription period.
Identity population files
Identity population files contain metadata for personal, household, and corporate identities. Population files also contain algorithms that apply the metadata to input data. The Match transformation and the Comparison transformation use population file data to parse potential identities from input fields.
You must copy address reference data, identity population data, and accelerator demonstration data to the installation directories. You can use Informatica Developer to import accelerator rules, demonstration mappings, and reference table metadata to the Model repository and to write reference table data to the reference data database.

Updated August 04, 2020