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Mapping Designer

Use the Mapping Designer to create mappings that you can use in mapping tasks.
The following image shows the Mapping Designer:
The Mapping Designer contains the following areas: Properties panel, header, transformation palette, mapping canvas, toolbar, Inventory panel, Parameters panel, and Validation panel.
The following table describes the areas of the Mapping Designer:
Mapping Designer Areas
1. Properties panel
Displays configuration options for the mapping or selected transformation. Different options display based on the transformation type.
Includes icons to quickly resize the Properties panel. You can also manually resize the Properties panel.
2. Header
Displays the following information, buttons, and icons:
  • - Mapping name.
  • - Mapping status. The status can be either Valid or Invalid.
  • - Save button.
  • - Run button. Use to create a test run of the mapping.
  • - Undo and redo icons. You can undo and redo actions until you save the mapping.
  • - Inventory icon. Displays and hides the Inventory panel.
  • - Parameters icon. Displays and hides the Parameters panel.
  • - Validation icon. Displays and hides the Validation panel.
  • - Actions icon. Use to create and save a mapping task based on the mapping. See Tasks for more information about mapping tasks.
  • - Close icon.
3. Transformation palette
Lists the transformations that you can use in the mapping.
To add a transformation, drag the transformation to the mapping canvas.
4. Mapping canvas
The canvas where you configure a mapping. When you create a mapping, a Source transformation and a Target transformation are already on the canvas for you to configure.
5. Toolbar
Displays the following icons and buttons:
  • - Recommendation toggle. Turns CLAIRE™ recommendations on or off.
  • Shown when organization CLAIRE recommendation preferences are enabled.
  • - Arrange All icon. Arranges the mapping.
  • - Delete icon. Deletes the selected transformation or link.
  • - Cut.
  • - Copy.
  • - Paste.
  • - Zoom In icon. Increases the size of the mapping.
  • - Zoom Out icon. Decreases the size of mapping.
6. Inventory panel
Lists Enterprise Data Catalog objects that you can add to the mapping as sources, targets, or lookup objects.
Note: Your organization must have the appropriate licenses in order for you to see the Inventory panel.
Objects appear in the inventory when you search for objects on the Data Catalog page, select them in the search results, and add them to the mapping. To delete an object from the inventory, click "X" in the row that contains the object.
Displays when you click Inventory. To hide the panel, click Inventory again.
7. Parameters panel
Lists the parameters in the mapping. You can create, edit, and delete parameters, and see where the mapping uses parameters.
Displays when you click Parameters. To hide the panel, click Parameters again.
8. Validation panel
Lists the transformations in the mapping and displays details about mapping errors. Use to find and correct mapping errors.
Displays when you click Validation. To hide the panel, click Validation again.