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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. Working with Test Data Warehouse
  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. Glossary

Connection Properties

Connection Properties

The following table describes connection options that you can configure at the data source level and the table level:
Connection Options
Description
Source Connection
A connection to the source database. Select a source connection from the list.
Source Connection Directory Path
The path to the flat file source directory. Appears if flat file sources are present.
Source Filename
The name of the source file. Required if the source is a flat file. Default is <name of selected source>.dat.
Target Connection
A connection to the target database or the target file. Choose variable, relational, or flat file from the list. Select a target connection from the list.
If you enter the target connection as a variable, ensure that you define the scope of the variable as
Global
or
Integration Service
in the parameter file.
In a multinode setup, if you use parameters to enter the connection information, the parameter file must be present on the node on which the Test Data Manager Service runs. The file must be in the same directory path on both nodes.
Target JDBC Connection
Appears if you select an ODBC target connection type. The connection that contains the JDBC connection string of the ODBC target database.
Required if the target connection type is ODBC and either of the following statements is true:
  • You want to disable and enable constraints in the plan.
  • The source connection type is ODBC and you want to generate mappings with the source data type.
Optional if the target is ODBC and you want to perform simple data movement operations.
Output Filename
The name of the target file. Required if the target is a flat file. Default is <name of selected source>.out.
File Encoding
The file encoding type. Required if the target is a flat file. If the source is a flat file, the default type is what the flat file contains.
If the source is relational, default is MS Windows Latin 1 (ANSI), superset of Latin1. You can select the type of flat file encoding that you want in the target.
File Format
The format of a flat file. Required if the target is a flat file.
You can choose one of the following options:
  • Fixed Width. The width of the columns is fixed. You cannot specify a column delimiter.
  • Delimited. You can limit the width of the columns. Specify a column delimiter.
Default is Delimited.
Column Delimiter
A character that separates columns of data. Required if the source is a flat file and if the file format is delimited. Default is a comma (,).
Row Separator
A character that separates rows of data. Required if the source is a flat file. Default is \012 LF (\n).
Optional Quotes
Select No Quotes, Single Quote, or Double Quotes. If you select a quote character, the Integration Service ignores delimiter characters within the quote characters. Therefore, the Integration Service uses quote characters to escape the delimiter.
For example, a source file uses a comma as a delimiter and contains the following row:
342-3849, ‘Smith, Jenna’, ‘Rockville, MD’, 6.
If you select the optional single quote character, the Integration Service ignores the commas within the quotes and reads the row as four fields.
If you do not select the optional single quote, the Integration Service reads six separate fields.
When the Integration Service reads two optional quote characters within a quoted string, it treats them as one quote character. For example, the Integration Service reads the following quoted string as
I’m going tomorrow:
2353, ‘I’’m going tomorrow’, MD
Additionally, if you select an optional quote character, the Integration Service reads a string as a quoted string if the quote character is the first character of the field.
You can improve session performance if the source file does not contain quotes or escape characters.
Include Headers
Optional. You can choose to include the headers in the target flat file. Default is Yes.
Source File Name
The name of the IMS source file or VSAM source file. If the source is a Hierarchical IMS file, enter the name of the source unload file. If the source is a Hierarchical VSAM/SEQ file, enter the name of the source file. Required if the source connection is PXW_NRDB Batch.
Target File Name
The name of the IMS target file or VSAM target file. If the target is a Hierarchical IMS file, enter the name of the target unload file. If the target is a Hierarchical VSAM/SEQ file, enter the name of the target file. The target file name must be different from the source file name. Required if the target connection is PXW_NRDB Batch.
Teradata ODBC Connection
Name of the Teradata ODBC connection. Required if the target connection is Teradata PT. Select a connection from the list.
Lookup Connection
Connection to a database that contains lookup tables. Required if the plan has a mapplet rule which includes a transformation. Choose relational or flat file from the list. Select a lookup connection from the list.
Dictionary Connection
A connection to the database that contains the dictionary table. The dictionary connection option does not appear unless the project contains a rule that requires a relational dictionary.
Email Dictionary Connection
A connection to the database that contains the email dictionary table. The email dictionary connection option does not appear unless the project contains a masking rule that requires a relational email dictionary.