Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Transformations
  3. Transformation Ports
  4. Transformation Caches
  5. Address Validator Transformation
  6. Aggregator Transformation
  7. Association Transformation
  8. Bad Record Exception Transformation
  9. Case Converter Transformation
  10. Classifier Transformation
  11. Comparison Transformation
  12. Consolidation Transformation
  13. Data Masking Transformation
  14. Data Processor Transformation
  15. Decision Transformation
  16. Duplicate Record Exception Transformation
  17. Expression Transformation
  18. Filter Transformation
  19. Hierarchical to Relational Transformation
  20. Java Transformation
  21. Java Transformation API Reference
  22. Java Expressions
  23. Joiner Transformation
  24. Key Generator Transformation
  25. Labeler Transformation
  26. Lookup Transformation
  27. Lookup Caches
  28. Dynamic Lookup Cache
  29. Match Transformation
  30. Match Transformations in Field Analysis
  31. Match Transformations in Identity Analysis
  32. Normalizer Transformation
  33. Merge Transformation
  34. Parser Transformation
  35. Python Transformation
  36. Rank Transformation
  37. Read Transformation
  38. Relational to Hierarchical Transformation
  39. REST Web Service Consumer Transformation
  40. Router Transformation
  41. Sequence Generator Transformation
  42. Sorter Transformation
  43. SQL Transformation
  44. Standardizer Transformation
  45. Union Transformation
  46. Update Strategy Transformation
  47. Web Service Consumer Transformation
  48. Parsing Web Service SOAP Messages
  49. Generating Web Service SOAP Messages
  50. Weighted Average Transformation
  51. Window Transformation
  52. Write Transformation
  53. Appendix A: Transformation Delimiters

Developer Transformation Guide

Developer Transformation Guide

Aggregator Transformation on the Blaze Engine

Aggregator Transformation on the Blaze Engine

Some processing rules for the Blaze engine differ from the processing rules for the Data Integration Service.

Mapping Validation

Mapping validation fails in the following situations:
  • The transformation contains stateful variable ports.
  • The transformation contains unsupported functions in an expression.

Aggregate Functions

If you use a port in an expression in the Aggregator transformation but you do not use the port within an aggregate function, the run-time engine might use any row in the port to process the expression.
The row that the run-time engine uses might not be the last row in the port. Processing is distributed, and thus the run-time engine might not be able to determine the last row in the port.

Data Cache Optimization

The data cache for the Aggregator transformation is optimized to use variable length to store binary and string data types that pass through the Aggregator transformation. The optimization is enabled for record sizes up to 8 MB. If the record size is greater than 8 MB, variable length optimization is disabled.
When variable length is used to store data that passes through the Aggregator transformation in the data cache, the Aggregator transformation is optimized to use sorted input and a pass-through Sorter transformation is inserted before the Aggregator transformation in the run-time mapping.
To view the Sorter transformation, view the optimized mapping or view the execution plan in the Blaze validation environment.
During data cache optimization, the data cache and the index cache for the Aggregator transformation are set to Auto. The sorter cache for the Sorter transformation is set to the same size as the data cache for the Aggregator transformation. To configure the sorter cache, you must configure the size of the data cache for the Aggregator transformation.


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