Using Toolbars - Informatica

Toolbars allow you to select tools and tasks quickly. You can configure the toolbars you want to display or hide. You can also create a new toolbar and add or remove toolbar buttons.

Designer Toolbars

You can configure the Designer to display the following toolbars:

  • Standard. Contains buttons to connect to and disconnect from repository and folders, and to toggle views and columns.
  • Repository. Contains buttons to connect to and disconnect from repositories and folders, export and import objects, save changes, and print the workspace.
  • View. Contains buttons to configure toolbars, toggle windows, toggle full-screen view, change workspace mode, and view properties.
  • Layout. Contains buttons to iconize, and arrange repository objects, copy, link, and move columns, and zoom in/out of the workspace.
  • Mappings/Mapplets. Contains buttons to create, edit, and parse mappings and mapplets.
  • Transformations. Contains buttons to create transformations.
  • Advanced Transformations. Contains buttons to create advanced transformations.
  • Versioning. Contains buttons to check in objects, undo checkouts, find checkouts, view history, undo labels, and manage queries.
  • Debugger. Contains buttons to start, stop, and continue the Debugger.
  • Tools. Contains buttons to connect to the other PowerCenter Client applications. When you use a Tools button to open another PowerCenter Client application, PowerCenter uses the same repository connection to connect to the repository and opens the same folders.

If you do not see all buttons in the toolbar, you can configure the toolbar.

Workflow Manager Toolbars

The Workflow Manager can display the following toolbars to help you select tools and perform operations quickly:

  • Standard. Contains buttons to connect to and disconnect from repositories and folders, toggle windows, zoom in and out, pan the workspace, and find objects.
  • Connections. Contains buttons to create and edit connections, services, and server grids.
  • Repository. Contains buttons to connect to, disconnect from, and add repositories, open folders, close tools, save changes to repositories, and print the workspace.
  • View. You can customize toolbars, toggle the status bar and windows, toggle full- screen view, create a new workbook, and view the properties of objects.
  • Layout. Contains buttons to arrange objects in the workspace, find objects, zoom in and out, and pan the workspace.
  • Tasks. Contains buttons to create tasks.
  • Workflow. Contains buttons to edit workflow properties.
  • Run. Contains buttons to schedule the workflow, start the workflow, or start a task.
  • Versioning. Contains buttons to check in objects, undo checkouts, compare versions, compare versions, list checked-out objects, and list repository queries.
  • Tools. Contains buttons to connect to the other PowerCenter Client applications. When you use a Tools button to open another PowerCenter Client application, PowerCenter uses the same repository connection to connect to the repository and opens the same folders. By default, PowerCenter displays the Tools toolbar.

Workflow Monitor Toolbars

The Workflow Monitor can display the following toolbars to help you perform operations quickly:

  • Standard. Contains buttons to connect to and disconnect from repositories, print, view print previews, search the workspace, show or hide the navigator in task view, and show or hide the output window.
  • Integration Service. Contains buttons to connect to and disconnect from Integration Services, ping Integration Service, and perform workflow operations.
  • View. Contains buttons to configure time increments and show properties, workflow logs, or session logs.
  • Filters. Contains buttons to display most recent runs, and to filter tasks, Integration Services, and folders.

Repository Manager Toolbars

The Repository Manager displays the following toolbars by default:

  • Standard. Contains buttons to connect to and disconnect from repositories, view dependencies for selected objects, search by keyword, view object properties, close the Dependency window, and toggle the Navigator and Output windows.
  • Tools. Contains buttons to connect to the other PowerCenter Client applications. When you use a Tools button to open another PowerCenter Client application, PowerCenter uses the same repository connection to connect to the repository and opens the same folders.

Displaying a Toolbar

You can configure a toolbar to display at all times. You can configure the toolbars to display in the Designer, Workflow Manager, and the Workflow Monitor.

To display a toolbar:

  1. Click Tools > Customize.
  2. On the Toolbars tab, select the toolbars you want to display.
  3. To show tooltips as you hold the pointer over a toolbar button, select Show Tooltips.
  4. Click OK.

Creating a Toolbar

You can create a new toolbar and choose buttons for the new toolbar. You can create toolbars in the Designer, Workflow Manager, and the Workflow Monitor.

To create a new toolbar:

  1. Click Tools > Customize.
  2. On the Toolbars tab, click New.
  3. Enter a name for the new toolbar and click OK.
  4. A new floating toolbar appears, and the toolbar name appears in the toolbar list.

  5. Click the Commands tab.
  6. Select a toolbar from the Categories list to view the buttons available.
  7. Drag any button from the Buttons area to the new floating toolbar.
  8. Click OK when you finish creating the toolbar.

Configuring a Toolbar

To configure a toolbar, add or remove buttons on the toolbar. You can configure toolbars to display in the Designer, Workflow Manager, and the Workflow Monitor.

To configure a toolbar:

  1. Click Tools > Customize.
  2. Verify you select the toolbar you want to configure.
  3. The toolbar appears.
  4. To remove a button from the toolbar, drag the button from the toolbar to the Customize dialog box.
  5. To add a button, click the Commands tab.
  6. Select a toolbar from the Categories list to view the buttons available.
  7. Drag any button from the Buttons area to the customized toolbar.
  8. Click OK when you finish customizing the toolbar.

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