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Discovering and selecting a catalog object

Discover and select a catalog object so that you can use the object as a source in a new synchronization or file ingestion task, or as a source, target, or lookup object in a mapping.
Before you can use data catalog discovery, your organization administrator must configure the Enterprise Data Catalog integration properties on the Organization page in Administrator.
The following video shows you how to discover and select a catalog object as the source in a new mapping:
https://network.informatica.com/onlinehelp/IICS/prod/CDI/videos/Mappings_EDCAddFromInventory.mp4https://network.informatica.com/onlinehelp/IICS/prod/CDI/videos/Mappings_EDCAddFromInventory.mp4
    1. Open the Data Catalog page.
    2. Enter the search phrase in the search field.
    For example, to find customer tables, you might enter "Customer," "Cust*," or "tables with customer."
    3. On the search results page, click Use Object in the row that contains the object.
    You can select one object at a time.
    Data Integration prompts you to select where to use the object.
    4. Select one of the following options:
    5. Click OK.
    If the connection does not exist in your organization, Data Integration prompts you to import the connection. Enter the missing connection properties such as the connection name and password.
    If you use the object in a synchronization or file ingestion task, Data Integration creates the task with the object as the source. Configure other task properties such as the target, data filters, field mapping, and scheduling information.
    6. If you use the object in a mapping, Data Integration adds the object to the mapping inventory. Select the object as the source, target or lookup object.
    To select the object:
    1. a. Open the Inventory panel.
    2. b. Select the Source, Target, or Lookup transformation.
    3. c. In the Properties panel, select the tab where you configure the connection:
    4. - In the Source transformation, click the Source tab.
      - In the Target transformation, click the Target tab.
      - In the Lookup transformation, click the Lookup Object tab.
    5. d. Click Select an object from the inventory.
    6. e. Select the object from the inventory and click OK.
    Data Integration adds the object to the mapping as the source, target, or lookup object.