B2BDT: Automatic Mapping Documentation Generation

B2BDT: Automatic Mapping Documentation Generation

Posted by: Informatica B2B

Using B2B Data Transformation, this tool automatically generates documentation for your PowerCenter Mapping in few seconds and saves an enormous amount of developer time.

Overview

Projects are never complete without documentation. As a best practice, all development artifacts must be well documented to ensure there is a history of changes. More importantly, clear and easily assessable documentation is needed to facilitate code reuse. Developers can save countless hours of re-inventing the wheel if they can easily find out what is already available to use. Documentation is often omitted simply because it is too time consuming to create. When it is provided, often times it is inconsistent or incomplete as different authors have different ideas of what information is important and should be documented.The Auto Documentation Generator built with B2B Data Transformation works by reading the XML export of a PowerCenter mapping. B2B Data Transformation is the ideal choice to process XML formats and can easily extract all relevant information about the mapping. It takes advantage of developer notes that can be inserted directly into PowerCenter mappings.

Features

Saves time

Mapping documentation is generated in seconds, rather than hours/days.

Standardized and complete

An automatic process ensures consistency and completeness. All aspects of the mapping are documented into a pre-defined format.

  • PowerCenter version 9.1 and 9.5

Support

Ophir Chen Informatica Professional Services, Technical Delivery Manager. ochen@informatica.com Ted Wang Informatica Professional Services, B2B Senior Consultant. twang@informatica.com

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  • It worked fine for single mapping. However when I tried for multiple mappings, it did not work it. Is it possible to run for multiple mappings?
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  • can somebody provide sample output of this process, how auto documentation looks like ?
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  • Hi all,I am unable to run the program . it was throwing an error as 'Unable to read the file'(Autodocmentation file). can anyone help on this issue ?Thanks in advace .Regards,Vamsi krishna B
  • I would like to see a screenshot of one mapping documented by this tool!
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  • When i run "a_Main" process, it gives me an error at the end "[R303034] OutputFile : Can't write to file : "<path>/my_mapping.html"It seems to access well to the 2 others files (mapping XML and the jpg ) but an error occurs during the generation of the output file.i tried to perform the action with and without the file .html in the folder, but i have the same error.Thanks for your help
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  • I realized Informatica 9.6.1 folder does contain Developer Client, PowerCenter Client and Data Transformation Studio.?To use automation to create Mapping Documentation your site requires to use " B2B Automatic Mapping Documentation Generation Studio".What is " B2B"?Is it additional application/software, not part of Informatica software?Should I have to install it on my machine? If so, does it required license??Thanks, - Boris
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  • I downloaded and tried with DT but its giving error.a_Main failed to extract page.is any one tried this solution and it worked.
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  • Thank you Bharath,I will talk with our installation team about this Data Transformation client.
  • Hello Kiran,If I get it correct I need to have B2B Data Transformation Studio installed first, isn't it?Where is installation file?
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  • There is only Guide and six other files (log, 2 xsd, 2 tgp, cmw) within ZIP.There is no any file to start Auto Documentation generator with B2B Data Transformation Studio!There is no any explanation within quide how to run Generator!?Very disapointed!?
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  • I am unable to download this file
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