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Visio templates

A Visio template defines parameterized data flow logic that you can use in mapping tasks.
Visio templates are a legacy feature known as integration templates in Informatica Cloud. Visio templates are not supported in Data Integration by default. If you require the Visio template feature, contact Informatica Global Customer Support.
As an alternative to Visio templates, Informatica recommends that you take advantage of the mapping and mapping task templates that are included in Data Integration. These templates include pre-built logic that you can use for data integration, cleansing, and warehousing tasks. The templates can be used as is or as a head start in creating a mapping or mapping task to suit your business needs. You can choose the template that you want to use for a new mapping or mapping task on the New Asset page.
If you use Visio templates, you must complete the following tasks:
  1. 1. Configure a Visio template using the Cloud Integration Template Designer, which is a Data Integration plug-in for Microsoft Visio. Use the Informatica toolbar and Informatica stencil to configure the template.
  2. You can create a new file in the Cloud Integration Template Designer, use a mapping XML file exported from PowerCenter, or use a synchronization task mapping XML file exported from Data Integration.
    When you configure the Visio template, you define the general data flow and configure template parameters to enable flexibility in how the Visio template can be used.
  3. 2. Publish the Visio template using the Cloud Integration Template Designer.
  4. 3. Upload the Visio template to your Data Integration organization.
  5. When you upload the Visio template, you define template parameter properties, such as default values and display properties.
  6. 4. Create a mapping task based on the template.
  7. When you configure the mapping task, you define the template parameter values for the Visio template. You can reuse the logic of an uploaded Visio template by creating multiple mapping tasks and defining template parameter values differently in each task.