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  1. Preface
  2. Installing Informatica MDM - Relate 360
  3. Configuring Relate 360
  4. Configuring Security
  5. Setting Up the Environment to Process Streaming Data
  6. Configuring Distributed Search
  7. Packaging and Deploying the RESTful Web Services
  8. Troubleshooting

Installation and Configuration Guide

Installation and Configuration Guide

LATEST_TIMESTAMP

LATEST_TIMESTAMP

The LATEST_TIMESTAMP rule selects the row that contains the most recent value in a time stamp column as the preferred record. To identify a preferred column value, the LATEST_TIMESTAMP rule selects the corresponding column value in the preferred record as the preferred column value.
The time stamp column must contain values in the yyyyMMddHHmmss format. If you do not specify a time stamp column for the rule, the consolidation process selects the row with the most recent time stamp in the repository or skips the rule if you persist the consolidated data in HDFS.
The following table displays a sample cluster and indicates the preferred record for the cluster based on the LATEST_TIMESTAMP rule:
Cluster ID Employee Name City Date&Time Department Comment
1 John Smith New York 20140923114923 Sales Row-level preferred record
1 J Smith 20131020094712 Human Resources
1 John Jr Smith Seattle 20120130123446 Support
The LATEST_TIMESTAMP rule selects the first row as the preferred record because it contains the most recent time stamp value.
Use the following format to configure a LATEST_TIMESTAMP rule:
<DefaultRule name="<Rule name>" rule="LATEST_TIMESTAMP" order="<Execution order>">
   <ReferenceColumn columnName="<Time stamp column name>" />
</DefaultRule>
The format uses the following parameters:
Rule name
Unique name for the rule.
Execution order
Optional. Order of execution for the rule. Use an integer value for the order of execution. If you do not specify the execution order, the consolidation process runs the rule based on the sequence of rules listed in the consolidation rules file. If you specify the execution order for a rule, you must specify the execution order for other rules.
Time stamp column name
Optional. Name of the time stamp column that contains values in the yyyyMMddHHmmss format. By default, the consolidation process uses the time stamp of the record in the repository.
The following sample LATEST_TIMESTAMP rule uses the Date&Time column to identify the preferred record:
<DefaultRule name="defaultRule1" rule="LATEST_TIMESTAMP" order="1">
   <ReferenceColumn columnName="Date&Time" />
</DefaultRule>


Updated June 27, 2019