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1. Difference between Informatica 7x and 8x? 2. Difference between connected and unconnected lookup transformation in Informatica? 3.

Difference between stop and abort in Informatica? 4. Difference between Static and Dynamic caches? 5. What is Persistent Lookup cache? What is its significance? 6. Difference between and reusable transformation and Mapplet? 7. How the Informatica server sorts the string values in Rank transformation? 8. Is sorter an active or passive transformation? When do we consider it to be active and passive? 9. Explain about Informatica server Architecture? 10. In update strategy Relational table or flat file which gives us more performance? Why? 11. What are the out put files that the Informatica server creates during running a session? 12. Can you explain what are error tables in Informatica are and how we do error handling in Informatica? 13. Difference between constraint base loading and target load plan? 14. Difference between IIF and DECODE function? 15. How to import oracle sequence into Informatica? 16. What is parameter file? 17. Difference between Normal load and Bulk load? 18. How u will create header and footer in target using Informatica? 19. What are the session parameters? 20. Where does Informatica store rejected data? How do we view them? 21. What is difference between partitioning of relational target and file targets? 22. What are mapping parameters and variables in which situation we can use them? 23. What do you mean by direct loading and Indirect loading in session properties? 24. How do we implement recovery strategy while running concurrent batches? 25. Explain the versioning concept in Informatica? 26. What is Data driven? 27. What is batch? Explain the types of the batches? 28. What are the types of Meta data repository stores? 29. Can you use the mapping parameters or variables created in one mapping into another mapping? 30. Why did we use stored procedure in our ETL Application? 31. When we can join tables at the Source qualifier itself, why do we go for joiner transformation? 32. What is the default join operation performed by the look up transformation?

33. What is hash table Informatica? 34. In a joiner transformation, you should specify the table with lesser rows as the master table. Why? 35. Difference between Cached lookup and Un-cached lookup? 36. Explain what DTM does when you start a work flow? 37. Explain what Load Manager does when you start a work flow? 38. In a Sequential batch how do I stop one particular session from running? 39. What are the types of the aggregations available in Informatica? 40. How do I create Indexes after the load process is done? 41. How do we improve the performance of the aggregator transformation? 42. What are the different types of the caches available in Informatica? Explain in detail? 43. What is polling? 44. What are the limitations of the joiner transformation? 45. What is Mapplet? 46. What are active and passive transformations? 47. What are the options in the target session of update strategy transformation? 48. What is a code page? Explain the types of the code pages? 49. What do you mean rank cache? 50. How can you delete duplicate rows with out using Dynamic Lookup? Tell me any other ways using lookup delete the duplicate rows? 51. Can u copy the session in to a different folder or repository? 52. What is tracing level and what are its types? 53. What is a command that used to run a batch? 54. What are the unsupported repository objects for a Mapplet?

55. If your workflow is running slow, what is your approach towards performance tuning? 56. What are the types of mapping wizards available in Informatica? 57. After dragging the ports of three sources (Sql server, oracle, Informix) to a single source qualifier, can we map these three ports directly to target? 58. Why we use stored procedure transformation? 59. Which object is required by the debugger to create a valid debug session? 60. Can we use an active transformation after update strategy transformation? 61. Explain how we set the update strategy transformation at the mapping level and at the session level? 62. What is exact use of 'Online' and 'Offline' server connect Options while defining Work flow in Work flow monitor? The system hangs when 'Online' Server connect option. The Informatica is installed on a Personal laptop. 63. What is change data capture? 64. Write a session parameter file which will change the source and targets for every session. I.e. different source and targets for each session run? 65. What are partition points? 66. What are the different threads in DTM process? 67. Can we do ranking on two ports? If yes explain how? 68. What is Transformation? 69. What does stored procedure transformation do in special as compared to other transformation? 70. How do you recognize whether the newly added rows got inserted or updated? 71. What is data cleansing? 72. My flat files size is 400 MB and I want to see the data inside the FF with out opening it? How do I do that? 73. Difference between Filter and Router?

74. How do you handle the decimal places when you are importing the flat file? 75. What is the difference between $ & $$ in mapping or parameter file? In which case they are generally used? 76. While importing the relational source definition from database, what are the Meta data of source U import? 77. Difference between Power mart & Power Center? 78. What kinds of sources and of targets can be used in Informatica? 79. If a sequence generator (with increment of 1) is connected to (say) 3 targets and each target uses the NEXTVAL port, what value will each target get? 80. What do you mean by SQL override? 81. What is a shortcut in Informatica? 82. How does Informatica do variable initialization? Number/String/Date 83. How many different locks are available for repository objects? 84. What are the transformations that use cache for performance? 85. What is the use of Forward/Reject rows in Mapping? 86. How many ways you can filter the records? 87. How to delete duplicate records from source database/Flat Files? Can we use post sql to delete these records. In case of flat file, how can you delete duplicates before it starts loading? 88. You are required to perform bulk loading using Informatica on Oracle, what action would perform at Informatica + Oracle level for a successful load? 89. What precautions do you need take when you use reusable Sequence generator transformation for concurrent sessions? 90. Is it possible negative increment in Sequence Generator? If yes, how would you accomplish it? 91. Which directory Informatica looks for parameter file and what happens if it is missing when start the session? Does session stop after it starts?

92. Informatica is complaining about the server could not be reached? What steps would you take? 93. You have more five mappings use the same lookup. How can you manage the lookup? 94. What will happen if you copy the mapping from one repository to another repository and if there is no identical source? 95. How can you limit number of running sessions in a workflow? 96. An Aggregate transformation has 4 ports (l sum (col 1), group by col 2, col3), which port should be the output? 97. What is a dynamic lookup and what is the significance of NewLookupRow? How will use them for rejecting duplicate records? 98. If you have more than one pipeline in your mapping how will change the order of load? 99. When you export a workflow from Repository Manager, what does this xml contain? Workflow only? 100. Your session failed and when you try to open a log file, it complains that the session details are not available. How would do trace the error? What log file would you seek for? 101. You want to attach a file as an email attachment from a particular directory using email task in Informatica, How will you do it? 102. You have a requirement to alert you of any long running sessions in your workflow. How can you create a workflow that will send you email for sessions running more than 30 minutes. You can use any method, shell script, procedure or Informatica mapping or workflow control?