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What is incremental loading in Informatica?

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What is incremental loading in Informatica?
posted Jun 1, 2015 by Sunil

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Incremental load is adding/inserting only changed/latest data from the source.In incremental loading,history data could remain as it is along with the new data or overwritten by incremental data.

When use Incremental loading:

Let suppose you a mapping for load the data from employee table to a employee_target table on the hire date basis. Again let suppose you already move the employee data from source to target up to the employees hire date 31-12-2009.Your organization now want to load data on employee_target today. Your target already have the data of that employees having hire date up to 31-12-2009.so you now pickup the source data which are hiring from 1-1-2010 to till date. That’s why you needn’t take the data before than that date, if you do that wrongly it is overhead for loading data again in target which is already exists. So in source qualifier you filter the records as per hire date and you can also parameterized the hire date that help from which date you want to load data upon target.

answer Jun 2, 2015 by Manikandan J
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