Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to the Informatica Connector Toolkit
  3. Installing and Upgrading the Informatica Connector Toolkit
  4. Building an Adapter
  5. Connection Attributes
  6. Type System
  7. Metadata Objects
  8. Partitioning Capability
  9. Run-time Behavior
  10. Adapter Example: Instagram
  11. Adapter Example: MySQL
  12. Adapter Example: YouTube
  13. Metadata Models
  14. ASO Model
  15. Adapter Project Migration
  16. Frequently Asked Questions

Informatica Connector Toolkit Developer Guide

Informatica Connector Toolkit Developer Guide

Type System Overview

Type System Overview

A type system is a framework that specifies characteristics of data types. The adapter type system must define the data types that the data source supports, the semantic category that matches the data type, and how they map to the data types that the Informatica platform supports.
The type system you define for an adapter consists of the following sets of data types:
  • Native types. Data types that the data source supports.
  • Semantic types. Semantic category that matches the native data type. For example, the semantic type Length matches the native data types, such as Char, Varchar2, Binary, Varbinary, Blob, and Clob.
  • Informatica platform types. Data types that the Informatica platform supports. The Informatica Connector Toolkit API uses ODBC as a model for describing Informatica platform data types.

Updated May 15, 2019


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