Installing and Upgrading the Connector Toolkit

Informatica Connector Toolkit Overview

Use the Informatica Connector Toolkit to build an adapter that provides connectivity between a data source and the Informatica platform. Although Informatica supports generic ODBC connectivity and allows access to any data source that has a standards-compliant ODBC driver, building an adapter by using the Informatica Connector Toolkit offers several advantages. In cases where no ODBC driver is available, building an adapter by using the Informatica Connector Toolkit might be the only solution.

When you use the Informatica Connector Toolkit to create an adapter, you can build functionality related to the data source. You can preserve data type integrity and metadata lineage of the data source when you retain the type system of the data source and perform optimal data type conversions.

The Informatica Connector Toolkit consists of libraries, plug-ins, and sample code to assist you in developing adapters for the Informatica platform. You can use the Informatica Connector perspective in the Eclipse IDE to quickly develop an adapter in an Eclipse environment.

The Informatica Connector Toolkit simplifies the following processes:

Development

You can use the wizards in the Informatica Connector perspective to rapidly develop an adapter. The wizard simplifies the use of internal components and dependencies when you develop an adapter.

Testing

After you define the adapter components, you can test the connection, metadata, and run-time components of the adapter.

Deployment

You can deploy the adapter on local Informatica services and clients and register the adapter on local Informatica services. Alternatively, you can publish the adapter and manually deploy the adapter later.

The Informatica Connector Toolkit API is written in Java.

Install the Informatica Connector Toolkit and set up the Informatica Connector Toolkit Eclipse plug-in. To set up the Informatica Connector Toolkit Eclipse plug-in, you install the required software on the machine where you plan to develop the adapter. The Informatica Connector Toolkit is part of the Informatica Development Platform (IDP). You can use the Informatica Connector Toolkit installer to install the Informatica Connector Toolkit on the machine in which you plan to develop an adapter.

You can get the Informatica Connector Toolkit installer from the following sources:

Installing the Informatica Connector Toolkit Overview

Install the Informatica Connector Toolkit and set up the Informatica Connector Toolkit Eclipse plug-in. To set up the Informatica Connector Toolkit Eclipse plug-in, you install the required software on the machine where you plan to develop the adapter. The Informatica Connector Toolkit is part of the Informatica Development Platform (IDP). You can use the Informatica Connector Toolkit installer to install the Informatica Connector Toolkit on the machine in which you plan to develop an adapter.

You can get the Informatica Connector Toolkit installer from the following sources:

Informatica electronic software download site:

When you purchase an Informatica product and choose to download the software, you receive a site link, user ID, and password to access the Informatica electronic software download site. Follow the instructions on the download site to download the Informatica Connector Toolkit installation file.

Informatica Technology Network:

If you are a registered user of the Informatica Technology Network, you can download the Informatica Connector Toolkit installation file from the Informatica Development Platform page. When you download the file, the Informatica Development Network provides you with a password. Use this password when you extract the files from the download file.

When you run the Informatica Connector Toolkit installer, the installer installs the Informatica Connector Toolkit Eclipse plug-in in the Eclipse IDE.

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Installing and Upgrading the Connector Toolkit


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