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Work Table Definition Changes Between ODI 10G/11G and ODI 12C (Doc ID 2286222.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 23, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Data Integrator - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 12C it has been observed that work tables are created on a source system rather than on the target as it was in ODI 10G, and ODI 11G.

Note: This difference can cause the mapping to fail when a string value contains special characters and is full length. For example: with WE8ISO8859P1 charset, special chars are stored in 1 BYTE but in AL32UTF8 the same special chars are stored in 2 BYTES. If the C$ table is created in ODI 12c with the source definition (CHAR xx BYTE) the string is out of length in xxxx instance. With ODI 10g the C$ table is created with NCHARS instead and the problem doesn't.

The l o c a t i o n of the C$ table is not different between ODI 11G and ODI 12C.

What is different in ODI 12C are the names and datatypes of columns:

- in ODI 11G, names and datatypes were taken from the target Datastore definition

- in ODI 12C, names and datatypes are taken from the source Datastore definition

The staging area where the C$ gets created remains unchanged if the SQL is implemented on the LKM "Command on Target" tab

-- in both ODI 11G, and ODI 12C, the C$ table will be created in the staging of target Datastore

If the LKM however implements a SQL in the "Command on Source" tab, then indeed, there will be a change of location between ODI 11G and ODI 12C:

-- in ODI 12C, this now will be executed in the staging of target Datastore

The change is noted by looking at the AP node ( Access Point node ) in ODI 12C Mappings - it resides on the target workspace.
Why does ODI 12C use the source definition instead of the destination definition, like it did in ODI 10G/11G?
Isn't it normal behavior that the generated code should use target definition?
Why do the ODI versions behave differently?


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