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Setting Up Target Data
The target information includes the target type, connection information, data structure, and options (or properties).
Target type indicates the software application or type of data to which the data is transferred.
The connection information data that is needed to connect to the external data source. Depending on the target type, the required information can range from a simple file name to a server, data source, table, user ID, and password.
Target data structure is the structural information (sometimes called a record layout) about the target. This record layout consists of fields in a particular order. Each field has a set of field property values. Examples for field properties are field name, data type, and length.
Target options (or properties) specify characteristics of the target data file. Options are specific to the target type.
You can configure the target data and the actions that can be performed on a configured target.
To configure the target data:
Specify a connector or use an existing connection file
Specify the parts and properties for the connector
Define filters, update and delete keys, and sample (optional)
You can also add multiple targets. For more information see Managing Multiple Targets
After configuring the target, you can perform the following actions for the target data:
Load existing user-defined connection
Connect to the target data based on the connection configuration
Refresh connection after property changes
Disconnect from the target (important if connected to a database)
Save a configured connection
Browse the target data
Clear the target connection
Refresh after changing external schema
Note:  Based on the selected connector, you can add filters, define samples, define sort options, and/or specify the schema options.
Last modified date: 03/21/2023