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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. Pass Phrases
  9. Global Parameters
  10. Dictionaries
  11. User-Defined Datatypes

Setting Up the Properties File for User-Defined Datatypes

Setting Up the Properties File for User-Defined Datatypes

If you use sources and targets that contain user-defined datatypes, you must set up the properties file to define how to convert the datatypes.
  1. Verify that the TDM installation directory contains the following folder:
    <TDMInstallationDirectory>/utilities/mapgen/config
    If the folder does not exist, create it.
  2. Create the user-defined datatype properties file.
    The properties file name must match the database for the source or target.
  3. Add the list of user-defined datatypes to the properties file.
    Set the parameters for the user-defined datatypes.
When you generate a workflow, the PowerCenter Integration Service checks for user-defined datatypes in the sources and targets. It uses the conversion information in the properties file to convert user-defined datatypes in sources to PowerCenter datatypes and convert PowerCenter datatypes to user-defined datatypes in targets.