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Informatica PowerCenter Advanced Boot Camp for Developers 9.x

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This Informatica PowerCenter Advanced Boot Camp for Developers 9.x course teaches advanced mapping techniques and performance tuning and provides a thorough review of session partitioning features found in PowerCenter version 9.x. This course builds on the four-day boot camp course.




  • PowerCenter developers


    • A few months experience with PowerCenter


  • Introduction
    • Course objectives
  • Mapping Techniques – local variables
    • Using local variables: self and forward references
  • Mapping Techniques – pivoting data
    • Using the Normalizer transformation (level of occurs, generated keys, examples)
    • Normalizing flat file outputs
    • Denormalizing with unconnected Lookups
    • Denormalizing with the Aggregator (conditional clause and local variables)
  • Mapping Techniques – self-joins
    • Using a Joiner with the sorted input property
  • Mapping Techniques - Lookup Transformation
    • Using dynamic caching
    • Pipeline lookups
  • Lab: Self-join, Dynamic Lookup and Denormalizing
  • Mapping Techniques – surrogate keys
    • Using the Sequence generator transformation
    • Using a trigger, GUID or update overrides
  • Mapping Techniques - other
    • Calling stored procedures
    • Transaction Control transformation and commit points
    • Transaction scope
  • Advanced Parameter usage
    • Sharing mapping parameters between sessions
  • Mapping Templates
    • Slowly changing dimension updates (type 1, 2, 3 and mixed)
    • Lab: dimensional updates
    • Data validation and error trapping
    • Comparing the contents of two tables and extracting differences
    • Building parameter files
    • Lab: parameter files
  • Performance Tuning
    • Understanding PowerCenter’s architecture
    • Getting baseline numbers
    • Using performance counters
    • Identifying bottlenecks
    • Tuning the target and source components
    • Tuning blocking transformations
    • Tuning Lookup transformations
    • Lab: tuning the mapping
    • Tuning the session, caches and memory
    • Using session partitioning
    • Tuning the workflow
    • Running multiple instances of the same workflow
    • Running a session or a workflow on a grid
    • Lab: session partitioning
    • Using PushDown optimization (optional)
  • Using XML (optional)
    • Overview
    • XML definitions
    • Using XML sources and targets
    • Using the XML editor
    • Midstream XML transformations
  • Lab: Using XML
  • Review of command line utilities
    • Infacmd
    • pmcmd
    • pmrep
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