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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Test Data Management
  3. Test Data Manager
  4. Projects
  5. Policies
  6. Data Discovery
  7. Data Subset
  8. Data Masking
  9. Data Masking Techniques and Parameters
  10. Data Generation
  11. Data Generation Techniques and Parameters
  12. Data Sets
  13. Plans and Workflows
  14. Monitor
  15. Reports
  16. ilmcmd
  17. tdwcmd
  18. tdwquery
  19. Data Type Reference
  20. Data Type Reference for Test Data Warehouse
  21. Data Type Reference for Hadoop
  22. Glossary

Advanced Options

Advanced Options

The Advanced Options include options to set the locale, change the staging connection and storage connection, and set the number of tables to process in a workflow. You can also configure an email address to send notifications to. This section is minimized by default. The options are populated with default data if available.
The following table describes advanced options:
Advanced Options
Description
Staging Connection
A connection to a database for creating temporary staging tables. The default set in the Workflow Generation section appears. You can change the connection used in a plan. Use this connection for scenarios that involve Cyclic Subset, Tending to Cyclic subset, Inplace Batch Updates, Non Relational Shuffle, and Hierarchical PWX.
It is recommended that you use the source connection as the staging connection.
Storage Connection
A connection to a database that contains storage tables. The Data Masking transformation maintains the storage tables for repeatable substitution and expression masking between sessions. A storage table row contains the source column and a masked value pair. The storage tables for substitution and expression masking are separate tables, IDM_SUBSTITUTION_STORAGE and IDM_EXPRESSION_STORAGE.
Datetime Format String
Date-time format defined in the session properties. You can enter seconds, milliseconds, microseconds, or nanoseconds.
  • Seconds. MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI:SS
  • Milliseconds. MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI:SS.MS
  • Microseconds. MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI:SS.US
  • Nanoseconds. MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI:SS.NS
Default is microseconds.
Enable High Precision
Processes the Decimal datatype to a precision of 28. Default is No.
Tables Per Workflow
Sets the number of tables to process in a workflow. Default is 10.
Mapplet
Use to Reuse or Replace the mapplets in PowerCenter.
Max Parallel Sessions
The maximum number of sessions that can run at the same time. Applicable if you disable indexes and constraints in the target by selecting the options under Target options.
Locale
Sets the locale for data masking.
Data Integrity for Subset
Sets the integrity level for major constraints in the source data. Choose one of the following options:
  • Referential Integrity only. Ensures that the subset operation maintains referential integrity. This might fetch minimal data but might break transactional integrity.
  • Transactional Integrity for Major Relation Type. Ensures that the subset operation maintains referential and transactional integrity. This might fetch additional data, but honors referential and transactional integrity.
Default is Transactional Integrity for Major Relation Type.
Email
An email address to send notifications to when the plan execution completes. Click settings to configure the email address, subject, and text of the email.
Target Load Type
Choose Normal or Bulk.
If you select Normal, the PowerCenter Integration Service loads targets normally. Choose Normal mode if the mapping contains an Update Strategy transformation.
Choose Bulk to improve session performance. Bulk load limits the ability to recover because no database logging occurs.
Default is Normal.
Target Schema Name
Table name prefix. Specify the target schema name if the target is in a different schema.
Source Schema Name
Table owner name. Specify the source schema name if the source is in a different schema. Enter the schema name in uppercase unless the schema name is case sensitive in the database. If the schema name is case sensitive in the database, enter the name as in the database.
Batch Update
Enables batch update to update target rows in a batch mode. Improves performance. Use with inplace masking. When you use connection variables, ensure that the staging connection is same as the source connection.
Batch Size
The number of target rows that you want to move at a time. This option is available when you select the Batch Update as Yes. Use with inplace masking.
The batch size must be greater than the total number of records.
Use Oracle ROWID in Source
Determines whether to use the ROWID from Oracle sources as a column. The ROWID indicates the physical location of a row in the database. Enabled when the Oracle source and target connections are the same.
Join parent and child tables using
Choose how to join the parent and the child tables in the SQL. Choose one of the following options:
  • IN clause. At least one value in the parent table must match a value in the child table.
  • EXISTS clause. The join must return at least one row.
Enable special characters in metadata
Select whether to allow special characters in plan metadata. Choose one of the following options:
  • Yes. Select yes to allow special characters in metadata.
  • No. Select no to disable special characters in metadata.
Default is No.
Reset Recovery prefix
Required if you are running the plan to recover records deleted during a failed reset operation. The backup recovery prefix that you entered during the reset operation.
Generate Mappings With Source Data type
Select Yes if the data source was created with the ODBC connection type and if the source table or column names contain special characters. Select Yes when you want to generate a mapping with the actual source data type if ODBC does not support a data type. Applicable for databases that do not have native drivers support on Linux.