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  1. B2B Data Transformation standalone installation does not open after installing 9.5.1 HotFix 1 (148481)
  2. "Unable to create repository service with error PowerCenter Repository User is not valid” when adding repository service in PMPC 2.5 console in CEP (147077)
  3. HOW TO: Configure the keystore with certificates from a CA like Verisign, Thawte (16553)
  4. HOW TO: Look for the archived data in FAS through Data Discovery menu in ILM (147136)
  5. Knowledge Link: Informatica Data Explorer Installation and Configuration (109266)
  6. Unable to create contents for the "Human Task" database in Informatica 9.5.1 HotFix1 (148995)
  7. HOW TO: Configure a custom connection string when connecting to Greenplum, Vertica and PostgreSQL? (138189)
  8. FAQ: Data Services (110165)
  9. PowerCenter repository folder does not refresh sources and targets in DVO (138747)
  10. Error "ssacs_Spawn: spawned program 'D:\\InformaticaIR\\bin\\idsinit' failed" when trying to connect to IIR Console Client in the Admin mode (108471)
  11. ERROR: "cannot create the connection to the PowerCenter repository. Verify that the user account has permission to access the repository and restart the PowerCenter Repository Service" when importing connection in TDM 9.5.1 (148103)
  12. Informatica MDM Performance Foundation Guide (146176)
  13. HOW TO: Load Custom Metadata using Custom Metadata Configurator in Metadata Manager 9.0.1 (115527)
  14. ERROR: "WRT_8165 TIMEOUT BASED COMMIT POINT" in session log in PowerCenter (138428)
  15. Data connectivity using PowerExchange for SAP NetWeaver (15633)
  16. ERROR: "Model Repository Service used to store historical data is unavailable. Please contact the Administrator" in Informatica 9.x Administrator (120739)
  17. Implementating PowerExchange CDC for Oracle (115774)
  18. HOW TO: Configure Reporting and Dashboard Service on an Existing Database User (146036)
  19. HOW TO: Generate Informatica Support Console license (119559)
  20. HOW TO: Setup Wireshark to display LBM packets (138613)




  1. Using PowerCenter to Process Flat Files in Real Time
  2. PowerCenter Repository Maintenance
  3. Informatica 9.5.1 Supported Upgrade Paths
  4. How to Use PowerCenter Web Services to Extend the Power of Data Integration
  5. Running a Workflow on a PowerCenter Grid
  6. How to Audit User Activity in Informatica Administrator
  7. How to Use PowerCenter with Teradata to Load or Unload Data
  8. Using PowerCenter as a RESTful Web Service Client
  9. How to Achieve Greater Availability in Enterprise Data Integration Systems
  10. Upgrading PowerCenter 8.1.1 to Informatica 9.1.0 HotFix 3 Using the Command Line




  1. Aggregate Data - H2L video
  2. How to automate the repository and domain back up process for disaster recovery in PowerCenter
  3. Steps to cleanup Tomcat cache to launch Administrator Console
  4. Parameterize Connections - H2L video
  5. How to enable PowerCenter session to collect performance data
  6. GRID implementation in PowerCenter
  7. Creating Web Service in Data Services 9.5
  8. Data Integration using ABAP in PowerExchange for SAP Netweaver
  9. Using LDAP Authentication in an Informatica Domain
  10. SAP configuration and connection type

Top Contributors of Q2 2013

Posted by Vidya Jul 17, 2013

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Srikanth Vishnuvajhala


In Srikanth's Words


My association with Informatica started back in 2003 when I first started using the Informatica tool as a replacement for a lengthy PL/SQL procedures designed to perform the ETL tasks and the conversion was an instant success. Over the years, Informatica has been shaped up pretty well aligning with the current market trends and has now been emerged as a market leader in Data Integration software.


Personally I feel Informatica’s MySupport portal is truly the best support portal offered by a Data Integration Software Company. Support portal homepage was very well organized and is divided into different sections to facilitate the users to navigate quickly without much of an effort. Some of the sections where I visit the most are:


    • Discussions
    • Velocity
    • KB Section
    • Product Documents
    • Best Practices/Implementation


I am happy to be part of the Informatica MySupport online community and it has been a pleasure to interact with fellow community members in terms of sharing the knowledge and participating in technical discussions.


I take this opportunity to congratulate Informatica for providing an informative and feature rich support portal where it benefits both novice and experts in gaining the knowledge and sharpen their skills. The support website is truly a worldwide effort and yet without Informatica’s desire and hard work to make it a reality, it would have never happened.


Yogesh Agrawal


In Yogesh's Words


I have been actively using the My Support portal since last year and to say my experience has been good.

At InfoCepts I have been working on Informatica platform products like PowerCenter, DataServices, Informatica cloud and many others.


During this period, not only, I have shared my knowledge, but also gained knowledge interacting with the experts in the line.


I still feel and I know that I have a long way to go to become an "Overall Expert" in Informatica.

I like the "One Stop Solution Shop" (My Support) provided by Informatica mainly because I get to know what's happening in different projects in different parts of the world and try to apply my knowledge wherever I can. Informatica Marketplace is one of the best thing provided by Informatica to get ready made solution for most of the data integration scenarios.


I would like to thank Informatica team for providing such a fantastic platform to the Informatica community members !!.


Venkat Nallamothu


In Venkat's Words


Informatica Support portal  helps  bring everything together to help them get their work done.

You can better connect employees across different geographies, and enable them to find subject matter experts quickly and share best practices. And, you can empower employees to drive decision making by helping teams project, build accord, and make decisions.



To Learn more details about the Top Contributor program, refer to the blog post here .


We strongly encourage users who ask questions to return to the  forums and hand out reward points to the most helpful users.



MySupport Portal Team

Dear Informatica Customers,


We are delighted to announce the next of the Webinar series,  PowerCenter Connectivity to Data Warehouse Appliances on 25th July 2013 from 8 AM to 9AM (PST) .


Registrations for the Webinar are now open and the URL to register is  (Join as Participant)






More details are available below:


Over the years, enterprise data has been stored in disparate silos and for several of the data sources. These data sources contain legacy information that may be valuable and which will need to be included as part of the overall business intelligence and analytics process. For PowerCenter to integrate with such data warehouse appliances there is a need for adapters. Some key features provided by our adapters are:


  • Lower development costs by supporting rapid impact assessment and deployment as changes arise, through automated metadata capture
  • Prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data by accessing data directly, rather than extracting files and transferring them to less-secure environments
  • Maximize return on investments by supporting rapid access to standards-based sources and targets, enhancing business agility


Agenda for this session includes:


  • Need for Data ware house appliances and Rainbow of options in PowerCenter
  • Achieve high performance with PowerExchange GreenPlum
  • Bulk loading capabilities with PowerExchange Netezza
  • Simply data loading process with PowerExchange for TPT
  • Troubleshooting Guidelines
  • Q & A



About the Speaker


Prashanth Keshva is a Lead SME with over Seven years of experience in helping Informatica customers as support Engineering.  He is currently the team lead of APAC Support team.




If you have any issues registering for the Webinar, please feel free to contact Pattabhi at and he will be glad to help.


InfaSupport Webinars are a monthly initiative from the Global Support Organization, where a Subject Matter expert will be presenting a webinar on a particular product.


Please do let us know if you have any topics of interest and we shall try to get a webinar arranged on the same.



MySupport Portal Team

Informatica Global Customer Support is delighted to bring to you our first set of Structured Troubleshooting Wizards also known as Informatica Expert Assistant. This new support channel will deliver personalized support information to our customers in an interactive manner. The wizard-driven troubleshooting tool will help you isolate and resolve issues on your own. The questions asked and steps provided here are intended to help you solve issues through self-service.




With a vision to empower our customers, we are constantly looking for new ways to engage and enable customers. Informatica Expert Assistant is our latest initiative in that direction.




Key highlights of Informatica Expert Assistant:




  • Topics categorized by product family such as PowerCenter, MDM, ILM, Data Quality, B2B etc.
  • Troubleshooting and How-To information in the form of Interactive flowcharts
  • Simple and easy to use interfaces accessible through My Support portal
  • Option to provide feedback on content and structure




So what are you waiting for, go ahead and explore this space now!!




Don’t forget to send us your feedback. We are listening!




-Informatica Global Customer Support Team

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