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

Mappings

Mappings

Visio templates

Visio templates

A Visio template defines parameterized data flow logic that you can use in
mapping
tasks.
Visio templates are a legacy feature known as integration templates in Informatica Cloud. Visio templates are not supported in
Data Integration
by default. If you require the Visio template feature, contact Informatica Global Customer Support.
As an alternative to Visio templates, Informatica recommends that you take advantage of the mapping and
mapping
task templates that are included in
Data Integration
. These templates include pre-built logic that you can use for data integration, cleansing, and warehousing tasks. The templates can be used as is or as a head start in creating a mapping or mapping task to suit your business needs. You can choose the template that you want to use for a new mapping or
mapping
task on the
New Asset
page.
If you use Visio templates, you must complete the following tasks:
  1. Configure a Visio template using the
    Cloud Integration Template Designer
    , which is a
    Data Integration
    plug-in for Microsoft Visio. Use the Informatica toolbar and Informatica stencil to configure the template.
    You can create a new file in the
    Cloud Integration Template Designer
    , use a mapping XML file exported from PowerCenter, or use a
    synchronization
    task mapping XML file exported from
    Data Integration
    .
    When you configure the Visio template, you define the general data flow and configure template parameters to enable flexibility in how the Visio template can be used.
  2. Publish the Visio template using the
    Cloud Integration Template Designer
    .
  3. Upload the Visio template to your
    Data Integration
    organization.
    When you upload the Visio template, you define template parameter properties, such as default values and display properties.
  4. Create a
    mapping
    task based on the template.
    When you configure the
    mapping
    task, you define the template parameter values for the Visio template. You can reuse the logic of an uploaded Visio template by creating multiple
    mapping
    tasks and defining template parameter values differently in each task.