Even though it would be your intention to eventually integrate the SSA-NAME3 search, match & keybuilding facilities into a system, it is a good idea to first get a stand-alone prototype application working satisfactorily against your data. This allows familiarization with the software and how it works without confusion from other system requirements.
Once the prototype is working satisfactorily, you will have the necessary knowledge and be in a much better position to integrate the software into the system.
To prototype an SSA-NAME3 application requires:
Choosing the data to search or match on and choosing whether the prototype application will be on-line or batch.
Generating an SSA-NAME3 Service Group customized to your data and application’s needs and made available in the environment where the applications will execute.
Defining a new Database table to hold the SSA-NAME3 Keys and other data.
Developing two prototype programs:
the Key-Load program.
the Search & Match program.
You are encouraged to reference the sample programs supplied by Informatica Corporation on the CD or the pseudo code in the
APPLICATION REFERENCE FOR SSA-NAME3 SERVICE GROUPS