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I was wondering if there is a way to configure Data Migrator to use variable for it's source and targets (within the GUI). The idea would be a flow that loads many dimensions. The variable would have to define the source and the target tables at runtime. The result would be process that could load all dimensions in a particular application.
I know I can do this in straight SQL, where I could have a table for Table Names, and a Related table for the associated column names. I would loop through the Table names, and have a separate loop to processes (define) the columns.(or I could use the System catalogues for the Tables and Colunn names)
I don't see how DM can do this (in the GUI), but, maybe there is a way?
It's been a fairly common request to process multiple tables with the same layout. We've added functionality into the forthcoming Release 7.7 to facilitate this:
(1) The table name and connection names in the synonym (access file) can now be global variables. (2) A proces flow that calls a data flow can specify to get paramaters using a synonym that points to a table (or file) that contains a list of values to substitue for variables. (3) A global variable object allows assigning values.
If you would like to test this functionality in advance of the production release, call Hotline and ask to be a Beta test site.
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