This four-day, instructor-led course enables participants to use the principal features of Informatica B2B DX for electronic data interchange between partner organizations. The course provides extensive hands-on labs and exercises to allow students to gain confidence in the use of the development and administrative tools provided within the B2B DX software suite.

Target Audience

  • Developers, Operators and Consultants

Course Agenda

Module 1: DX Overview

  • Informatica B2B Data Exchange
  • Features and Benefits of B2B DX
  • B2B DX Architecture
  • B2B DX Components
  • B2B DX Basics
  • Installing B2B DX
  • B2B DX Ports
  • B2B DX Log files

Module 2: Web Services

  • Overview of DX Web Services
  • Setting up DX Web Services
  • Partner Management
  • Account Management
  • Profile Management
  • Sending Documents to Endpoints
  • Objects the DX Web Services

Module 3: DX Objects

  • Key B2B DX Terms
  • B2B DX Architecture
  • B2B DX Console
  • Partner Communication
  • Management of B2B DX Objects
  • Endpoint, Application, Workflow, Partner and Account, Profile, Document and Events

Module 4: Workflow Parameters

  • Introduction to DX Workflow and the decision making logic
  • Overview DX Workflow Parameters
  • Parameter Definition & Details with an example
  • Usage of DX Profile Parameter Transformation
  • How DX Objects work together

Module 5: Administrator Features

  • Overview of On-boarding
  • On-boarding dashboard
  • Overview of Event Resubmission and Event Reprocessing
  • Overview of Dashboards and Reports Management
  • Overview of High Availability support for DX
  • Overview of DX Ports Management
  • Overview of DX Log files and configuration

Module 6: PowerCenter Integration

  • In Power Center, creation of Mapping, Connection Objects, JNDI Application, JMS plication Connection and Workflow
  • Exporting Power Center Workflow
  • Creating DX Workflow

Module 7: DT Integration

  • DT Overview & Features
  • DT Architecture
  • Supported Data formats
  • DT Studio Overview
  • Power Center UDT Transformation

Module 8: DX Transformations

  • DX Transformations Overview
  • DX Transformations for PowerCenter
  • DX Transformations
  • Guidelines for Using DX Transformations
  • Error Handling

Module 9: Batch Workflows

  • Real-Time versus Batch Workflow
  • DX Flow Decision making logic
  • Configuring DX Workflows for Batch
  • Batch Workflow types

Module 10: Documents and Events

  • Overview of B2B DX Events
  • Event Types
  • Event Status
  • Event Status History
  • Event Attributes
  • Event Properties
  • Event Search – Basic & Advanced
  • Viewing Events
  • Dialogue – Root, Parent and Child Events
  • Creating and managing new events using DX Transformations

Module 11: Chaining Workflows

  • Overview of chaining workflows
  • Parent and Child Events
  • DX Real Time Workflows using JMS Message Delivery
  • Document exchange – DX to Power Center and Power Center to DX
  • Pre-defined objects – DX Endpoint and JMS Queue
  • DX Routing Algorithm

Module 12: Reconciling Events

  • Introduction to Reconciliation
  • DX Reconciliation Process
  • DX Transformations for event reconciliation
  • Reconciliation Monitor
  • Monitor Frequency
  • General problems around Reconciliation

Module 13: Delaying Events

  • Introduction to Delayed Events and Delayed Processing
  • Setting up delayed processing in DX
  • Delay Rules
  • Release Rules
  • Rules Evaluation

Module 14: Handling Large Documents

  • Introduction to large documents?
  • How DX stores documents in the Document Store
  • DX Document Reference
  • DataByReference in PowerCenter and DX
  • Processing large documents in DX
  • Archiving DX Document Store

Module 15: Event Monitors

  • Introduction to Event Monitors
  • Using Events to monitor processing
  • Viewing Monitored Events

Module 16: Advanced Exception Handling

  • Overview of DX Advanced Exception Handling
  • Advanced Exception Handling example
  • Event Monitor to track exceptions

Module 17: MFT

  • Introduction to MFT
  • Features and Benefits of MFT
  • DX – MFT Integration
  • Installing MFT
  • MFT Endpoints

Module 18: Authentication & Access Control

  • DX User Authentication
  • Native and ISP Authentication Modes
  • DX Access Control
  • User Groups and Categories

Module 19: Repository Management

  • Overview of DX Repository Management
  • Introduction to repository management tools
  • Exportable/Importable DX Objects