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

Mappings

Mappings

Step 1. Create a mapping

Step 1. Create a mapping

In the following procedure, you create a mapping in the Mapping Designer to specify the source, filter, and target.
  1. To create a mapping, click
    New
    and then in the
    New Asset
    dialog box, click
    Mapping
    .
    The following image shows the
    New Asset
    dialog box with
    Mapping
    selected:
    In the New Assets dialog box, you can click Mapping to create a new mapping or you can select a template.
  2. Click
    Create
    . The Mapping Designer appears with a new mapping displayed in the mapping canvas.
    The following image shows a new mapping in the Mapping Designer:
    The Mapping Designer includes the mapping canvas, where you build your mapping, and the Properties panel, where you set properties for the mapping and each of the transformations in the mapping.
  3. In the
    Properties
    panel, enter
    m_Accounts_by_State
    for the mapping name.
    You can use underscores in mapping and transformation names, but do not use other special characters.
    Informatica recommends that you use a standard naming convention for objects. For example, begin all object names with an abbreviation of the object type so that mapping names begin with m_, Source transformation names begin with src_, parameter names begin with p_, and so on. Also, use names that explain the purpose of the object, for example, flt_Filter_by_State. A standard naming convention is particularly helpful when you are working with large, complex mappings so that you can easily identify the type and purpose of each object.
    The Properties panel shows the name and location of the mapping that you specified.
  4. To select a location for the mapping, browse to the folder you want the mapping to reside in, or use the default location.
    If the
    Explore
    page is currently active and a project or folder is selected, the default location for the asset is the selected project or folder. Otherwise, the default location is the location of the most recently saved asset.