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

Sorter Transformation on the Blaze Engine

Sorter 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 target is configured to maintain row order and the Sorter transformation is not connected directly to a flat file target.

Parallel Sorting

The Data Integration Service enables parallel sorting with the following restrictions:
  • The mapping does not include another transformation between the Sorter transformation and the target.
  • The data type of the sort keys does not change between the Sorter transformation and the target.
  • Each sort key in the Sorter transformation must be linked to a column in the target.

Global Sort

The Blaze engine can perform global sorts in the following situations:
  • The Sorter transformation is connected directly to flat file targets.
  • The target is configured to maintain row order.
  • The sort key is not a binary data type.
If any of the conditions are not true, the Blaze engine performs a local sort.

Data Cache Optimization

If a Sorter transformation is inserted before an Aggregator or Rank transformation to optimize the Aggregator or Rank data cache, the size of the sorter cache is the same size as the data cache for the Aggregator or Rank transformation. To configure the sorter cache, you must configure the size of the data cache for the Aggregator or Rank transformation.


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