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Create Informatica Mappings From/To an ODBC Data Source for Confluence

Create an ODBC connection to Confluence in Informatica and browse and transfer Confluence data.

Informatica provides a powerful, elegant means of transporting and transforming your data. By utilizing the CData ODBC Driver for Confluence, you are gaining access to a driver based on industry-proven standards that integrates seamlessly with Informatica's powerful data transportation and manipulation features. This tutorial shows how to transfer and browse Confluence data in Informatica PowerCenter.

Connect to Confluence as an ODBC Data Source

Information for connecting to Confluence follows, along with different instructions for configuring a DSN in Windows and Linux environments.

Obtaining an API Token

An API token is necessary for account authentication. To generate one, login to your Atlassian account and navigate to API tokens > Create API token. The generated token will be displayed.

Connect Using a Confluence Cloud Account

To connect to a Cloud account, provide the following (Note: Password has been deprecated for connecting to a Cloud Account and is now used only to connect to a Server Instance.):

  • User: The user which will be used to authenticate with the Confluence server.
  • APIToken: The API Token associated with the currently authenticated user.
  • Url: The URL associated with your JIRA endpoint. For example, https://yoursitename.atlassian.net.

Connect Using a Confluence Server Instance

To connect to a Server instance, provide the following:

  • User: The user which will be used to authenticate with the Confluence instance.
  • Password: The password which will be used to authenticate with the Confluence server.
  • Url: The URL associated with your JIRA endpoint. For example, https://yoursitename.atlassian.net.

Windows

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

Linux

If you are installing the CData ODBC Driver for Confluence in a Linux environment, the driver installation predefines a system DSN. You can modify the DSN by editing the system data sources file (/etc/odbc.ini) and defining the required connection properties.

/etc/odbc.ini

[CData Confluence Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Confluence Description = My Description User = admin APIToken = myApiToken Url = https://yoursitename.atlassian.net Timezone = America/New_York

For specific information on using these configuration files, please refer to the help documentation (installed and found online).

Create a Linked Table to Pages Data

Follow the steps below to create a linked table, which enables you to access live Pages data.

Create the ODBC Connection

Follow the steps below to connect to Confluence in Informatica PowerCenter:

  1. In the Informatica Developer tool connect to your repository and create a project.
  2. In the Connection Explorer pane, right-click and click Create a Connection.
  3. In the New Database Connection wizard that is displayed, enter a name and Id for the connection and in the Type menu select ODBC.
  4. In the Connection String property, enter the DSN.

NOTE: If you are working in a Linux operating system, set the Driver Manager for Linux property to unixODBC 2.3.x.

Create the Confluence Data Object

After you have created an ODBC connection to Confluence, you can now access Confluence entities in Informatica. Follow the steps below to add Pages entities to your project.

  1. In the Object Explorer, right-click your project and then click New -> Data Object.
  2. In the wizard that is displayed, select the Relational Data Object option.
  3. Click the Browse button next to the Connection box and select the ODBC connection you created in the previous step.
  4. Select the option to create a data object from an existing resource and click the Browse button next to the Resource box.
  5. In the dialog that is displayed, clear the Show Default Schema Only option and expand the node for the ODBC connection. Select the entity that you want.

You can now browse the table in the Data Viewer: Right-click the node for the table and then click Open. On the Data Viewer view, click Run.

Create the Mapping

Follow the steps below to add the Confluence source to a mapping:

  1. In the Object Explorer, right-click your project and then click New -> Mapping.
  2. Expand the node for the Confluence connection and then drag the data object for the table onto the editor.
  3. In the dialog that appears, select the Read option.

Follow the steps below to map Confluence columns to a flat file:

  1. In the Object Explorer, right-click your project and then click New -> Data Object.
  2. Select Flat File Data Object -> Create as Empty -> Fixed Width.
  3. In the properties for the Confluence object, select the rows you want, right-click, and then click copy. Paste the rows into the flat file properties.
  4. Drag the flat file data object onto the mapping. In the dialog that appears, select the Write option.
  5. Click and drag to connect columns.

To transfer Confluence data, right-click in the workspace and then click Run Mapping.