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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to TDM Administration
  3. User and Role Administration
  4. Security Administration
  5. System Preferences
  6. TDM Server Administration
  7. Connections
  8. Dictionaries
  9. User-Defined Datatypes

Teradata Parallel Transporter Connections

Teradata Parallel Transporter Connections

You can create a Teradata Parallel Transporter connection in Test Data Manager to perform data subset and data masking operations. You cannot perform inplace masking and other tasks that require update override queries on Teradata Parallel Transporter connections.
The following table describes the database connection properties for a Teradata Parallel Transporter database:
Property
Description
Name
Required. Name of the connection. The name is not case sensitive and must be unique within the domain. It cannot exceed 128 characters, start with a number, contain spaces, or contain the following special characters:
~ ` ! $ % ^ & * ( ) - + = { [ } ] | \ : ; " ' < , > . ? /
Connection Type
Required. The connection type. Select Teradata Parallel Transporter.
Description
The description of the connection. The description cannot exceed 255 characters.
User Name
Required. The database user name.
Use Parameter in Password
Indicates the password for the database user name is a session parameter. $Param
Name
. Define the password in the workflow or session parameter file, and encrypt it using the
pmpasswd
CRYPT_DATA option.
Used for data subset and data masking operations. Default is disabled.
Password
Required. The password for the database user name.
Owner
The owner of the connection. Default is the user that creates the connection. You can change the owner of the connection.
JDBC Login Password
Required if Use Parameter in Password is selected. The password for the JDBC user.
Used for import from source and data discovery operations.
Code Page
Code page associated with the database. When you run a session that extracts from a Teradata source, the code page of the Teradata PT API connection must be the same as the code page of the Teradata source.
Data Access Connection String
The connection string used to access data from the database. Enter <database name>.
Database Name
Teradata database name. If you do not enter a database name, Teradata PT API uses the default login database name.
TDPID
Name of the Teradata database machine.
Tenacity
Amount of time, in hours, that Teradata PT API continues trying to log on when the maximum number of operations runs on the Teradata database. Must be a positive, non-zero integer.
Default is 4.
Max Sessions
Maximum number of sessions that Teradata PT API establishes with the Teradata database. Must be a positive, non-zero integer.
Default is 4.
Min Sessions
Minimum number of Teradata PT API sessions required for the Teradata PT API job to continue. Must be a positive integer between 1 and the Max Sessions value.
Default is 1.
Sleep
Amount of time, in minutes, that Teradata PT API pauses before it retries to log on when the maximum number of operations runs on the Teradata database. Must be a positive, non-zero integer.
Default is 6.
Data Encryption
Enables full security encryption of SQL requests, responses, and data.
Default is disabled.
Block Size
Maximum block size, in bytes, Teradata PT API uses when it returns data to the Integration Service.
Default is 6400.
System Operator
System operator to extract or load data. Select one of the following values:
  • Stream. Performs update, insert, upsert, and delete operations against Teradata database tables in near real-time mode.
  • Load. Bulk loads data into an empty Teradata database table.
  • Update. Performs update, insert, upsert, and delete operations against Teradata database tables.
  • Export. Extracts data from Teradata.
Default is Stream.