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Data type reference overview

Data Integration uses the following data types in mappings, synchronization tasks, and mapping tasks with Salesforce Analytics:
Salesforce Analytics Native Data Types
Salesforce Analytics data types appear in the Target transformations when you edit metadata for the fields.
Transformation Data Types
Set of data types that appear in the transformations. They are internal data types based on ANSI SQL-92 generic data types, which the Secure Agent uses to move data across platforms. Transformation data types appear in all transformations in mappings, synchronization tasks, and mappingtasks.
When Data Integration reads source data, it converts the native data types to the comparable transformation data types before transforming the data. When Data Integration writes to a target, it converts the transformation data types to the comparable native data types.