Running Data Lineage from the Designer - Informatica

You can access data lineage from any PowerCenter Designer tool. You can display data lineage on source and target definitions, transformations, mapplets, and mappings.

To run data lineage from the PowerCenter Designer:

  1. In the Designer, open the PowerCenter folder containing the object on which you want to run data lineage.
  2. Open the object in the applicable workspace area.
  3. For example, if you want to run data lineage on a transformation, open the transformation in the Transformation Developer.

  4. In the workspace, right-click and select Data Lineage.

The data lineage for the object appears in a browser window.

Note:The performance of the data lineage analysis depends on the amount of available system resources on the machine running the Metadata Manager application. Running multiple data lineage analyses on multiple objects simultaneously can impact performance.

After you access data lineage, you can view details about each object in the data lineage diagram. You can export the data lineage to a PNG image file or print the diagram. You can also emailthe data lineage to other users.


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