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March 30, 2007

More Fun

Its been 2 weeks since I started trying to install the new version of Informatica on my desktop. We are going to 8.1.1 in Development first; and I am going to try to get Metadata Manager working on that version instead of continuing to fight to get it to work on 7.1.4. Back in August, I was trying to install Super Glue (Metadata Manager's old name) on my desktop, and Adobe SVG (the plug in they use for being able to zoom in on data lineage diagrams) was giving me problems. It would not install on my machine, no matter what. So I ended up getting a new box; and that solved the problem.
So, here I am in March trying up install the Client tools for 8.1.1; and they install ok; but when I try to set up a domain for connecting to the servers I get a cryptic error about not being able to save the domain information. After trying every which way from sunday for a week; the help folks at Informatica come to the conclusion that I need to re-image my machine! That is finally over, and I have 8.1.1 running.

Next week, I will try setting up the Metadata Manager again.

Its hard to type with crossed fingers... ;-)

Oh! And I almost forgot! I have a temporary license for Ab Initio's GDE now!

Ab Initio's Enterprise Meta Environment is so different from Informatica. The EME is set up on a corporate server (we are in a subsidiary); and after only a small amount of tweaking, it can show a complete Data Lineage diagram from our ultimate source system, through Informatica, to Ab Initio, to the ultimate target and into a Business Objects Universe!

(I heard that overuse of exclamation points is the sign of a diseased mind!)

It was very exciting.

Posted by RDM at March 30, 2007 4:30 PM


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