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  1. Preface
  2. Mappings
  3. Parameters
  4. CLAIRE recommendations
  5. Data catalog discovery
  6. Visio templates

Mappings

Mappings

Discovering and selecting a catalog object

Discovering and selecting a catalog object

Discover and select a catalog object so that you can use the object as a source in a new
synchronization
or
file ingestion
task, or as a source, target, or lookup object in a mapping.
Before you can use data catalog discovery, your organization administrator must configure the Enterprise Data Catalog integration properties on the
Organization
page in
Administrator
.
The following video shows you how to discover and select a catalog object as the source in a new mapping:
https://network.informatica.com/onlinehelp/IICS/prod/CDI/videos/Mappings_EDCAddFromInventory.mp4
  1. Open the
    Data Catalog
    page.
  2. Enter the search phrase in the search field.
    For example, to find customer tables, you might enter "Customer," "Cust*," or "tables with customer."
  3. On the search results page, click
    Use Object
    in the row that contains the object.
    You can select one object at a time.
    Data Integration
    prompts you to select where to use the object.
  4. Select one of the following options:
    • To add the object to a new
      synchronization
      task, click
      New Synchronization Task
      .
    • To add the object to a new
      file ingestion
      task, click
      New File Ingestion Task
      .
    • To add the object to a new mapping, click
      New Mapping
      .
    • To add the object to an open mapping, click
      Add to an open asset
      , and then select the mapping.
  5. Click
    OK
    .
    If the connection does not exist in your organization,
    Data Integration
    prompts you to import the connection. Enter the missing connection properties such as the connection name and password.
    If you use the object in a
    synchronization
    or
    file ingestion
    task,
    Data Integration
    creates the task with the object as the source. Configure other task properties such as the target, data filters, field mapping, and scheduling information.
  6. If you use the object in a mapping,
    Data Integration
    adds the object to the mapping inventory. Select the object as the source, target or lookup object.
    To select the object:
    1. Open the
      Inventory
      panel.
    2. Select the Source, Target, or Lookup transformation.
    3. In the Properties panel, select the tab where you configure the connection:
      - In the Source transformation, click the
      Source
      tab.
      - In the Target transformation, click the
      Target
      tab.
      - In the Lookup transformation, click the
      Lookup Object
      tab.
    4. Click
      Select an object from the inventory
      .
    5. Select the object from the inventory and click
      OK
      .
    Data Integration
    adds the object to the mapping as the source, target, or lookup object.