This is the Linux app named Informatica DBMetadata whose latest release can be downloaded as dbmetadata.zip. It can be run online in the free hosting provider OnWorks for workstations.
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Dbmetadata is a Java utility that reads the metadata from table(s) in a specified database and creates the Informatica XML to import into the repository. I created this utility when we were migrating to a new platform and needed a quick way to create flatfile and relational sources and targets that matched the DDL of the table. I also needed to use shortcuts. If you use the import table list, it will create one XML file with all of the tables and shortcuts (if a shortcut folder is specified) for the requested output type and database/file type.
- Bulk creation of Informatica sources and targets using import file
- Ability to creat shortcuts at creation
- Platform independent.
- Import from JDBC databases and ODBC
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