Create Informatica Mappings From/To an ODBC Data Source for Wave Financial

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Wave Financial ODBC Driver

The Wave Financial ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Wave Financial, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Wave Financial data like you would a database - read, write, and update Wave Financial Accounts, Customers, Products, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

Informatica provides a powerful, elegant means of transporting and transforming your data. By utilizing the CData ODBC Driver for Wave Financial, 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 Wave Financial data in Informatica PowerCenter.

Connect to Wave Financial as an ODBC Data Source

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

Connect using the API Token

You can connect to Wave Financial by specifying the APIToken You can obtain an API Token using the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Wave account and navigate to "Manage Applications" in the left pane.
  2. Select the application that you would like to create a token for. You may need to create an application first.
  3. Click the "Create token" button to generate an APIToken.

Connect using OAuth

If you wish, you can connect using the embedded OAuth credentials. See the Help documentation for more information.

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 Wave Financial 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 WaveFinancial Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Wave Financial Description = My Description

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

Create a Linked Table to Invoices Data

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

Create the ODBC Connection

Follow the steps below to connect to Wave Financial 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 Wave Financial Data Object

After you have created an ODBC connection to Wave Financial, you can now access Wave Financial entities in Informatica. Follow the steps below to add Invoices 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 Wave Financial source to a mapping:

  1. In the Object Explorer, right-click your project and then click New -> Mapping.
  2. Expand the node for the Wave Financial 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 Wave Financial 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 Wave Financial 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 Wave Financial data, right-click in the workspace and then click Run Mapping.