Useful Informatica Load Level Production Issues

Issue 1 :

The sessions in the worklet wkflw_ABCD01_STAGING_LOAD ,sessions "s_m_ABCD01_STAGING_SESSION","s_m_ABCD01_ARCH_LOAD", in the workflow wkflw_ABCD01_STAGING_LOAD failed with below error.

Message: SQL Error [
ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied
ORA-02063: preceding line from ABCD010LINK
Database driver error...
Function Name : Execute
SQL Stmt : SELECT ABCD01_MNO.CUST_NO, ABCD01_MNO.CUST_SUBJ, ABCD01_MNO.CUST_USER, ABCD01_MNO.CUST_ADMIN FROM ABCD01_TABLE
Oracle Fatal Error
Database driver error...
Function Name : Execute

Solution :

Here the query is firing on the source db, Password needs to be updated for DBLINK present on the source database instance.
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Issue 2 :

Sessions and workflows are getting hung status when Informatica Infrastructure which was built on Solaris 10

Solution :

This is a known issue with (mail task ) rmail utility on the Solaris 10 operating system ( Kernel version: SunOS 5.10 Generic_147440-27 ), for long term solution you can remove the mail tasks whichever you are using and can use the command task with mail-x utility.This is a Bug and it got confirmed from Informatica and Oracle vendor
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  • Issue  3:
Debugger giving error “Error connecting to the DTM at [%s : %d]: [%s]”
Solution :
Where do we run the Debugger?
In designer, open the mapping which you want to debug.
Go to the tab: MappingsàDebuggeràStart Debugger
It gives us a series of windows in which we need to select the Integration, Debugger session type, related session of the mapping, related source/target/lookup connections.

How we solved?

In the 2nd window, it asked for Integration service and Debugger Session Type.
There are 3 Debugger session types:
Debugger

Debugger
The user who facing this issue was using the session “Use an existing session instance”
We suggested him to select “Create a debug session instance” so that we can check where it is going wrong.
After creating new session instance (selected right parameters like session, Source/target/lookup connections), the debugger started running fine (as per the update from user).
Other resolutions:
Cause 1 :
Debugger crashes because the ports used by debugger is being used by some other application like Yahoo messenger, etc. Close those applications and try, it will work.
Resolution:
In Designer, Goto Tools --> Options --> Debug Tab --> CHECK the box for TCP/IP- Pick a port between Min and Max automatically.
It should solve debugger crashing,
Hope it helps.
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  • Issue  4
Debugger giving error “Error connecting to the DTM at [%s : %d]: [%s]”
This happens if you are trying to run your Debugger over NAT or VPN.
Resolution:
Add a custom property "Debugger DTMHostName" without quotes with a value of your full server name where the Integration service is hosted. Disable then enable the Integration Service. Make sure the default port (or the custom port) is "opened" on your firewall and your modem/server where you set NAT entries.
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  • Issue 5 :
Java Transformation Issue : Users were unable to compile the java transformation and getting the below error.
  1. Unable to find any class file
  2. Unable to create the java source file
Analysis :
While analyzing the mapping design we found that there was a mismatch in data type for the field (METRIC_ID) which was used as String in all the transformations But inside the Java Code it was declared as Integer.
Resolution :
We have advised the project team to make it as an Integer in all transformations and validated the mapping which resolved the issue
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Compilation_Error
Compilation_Error2
Compilation_Sucess
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Issue 6 :
Informatica load got stucks with message "TIMEOUT BASED COMMIT POINT"
Solution :
Below are my experienced solutions to ‘TIMEOUT BASED COMMIT POINT’ issues.
•    on of the Session “s_m_XYZ_DBG_REPORT” in our heavy ODS load was having same issue we created the index which resolved the issue.
•    one of the Fact Session (s_PQ_AR_FACT_LOAD) we involved DB team and they did gave solution “Undo retention has been increased to 2400 seconds from 1800 seconds”.
•    You need to check the source data count how much it has increased because in one of the case it was resolved by decreasing the commit interval.
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Issue 7
When the session recovery option is turned on at the session level Informatica session was throwing the below error.
NODE_PTDEV_SERD02190 : TM_6371 : The Integration Service will create recovery table [PM_TGT_RUN_ID] in database [serd02190.ciscrim.com] because it does not exist .
Database driver error...
Function Name : execute Direct
SQL Stmt : CREATE TABLE PM_TGT_RUN_ID (LAST_TGT_RUN_ID NUMBER NOT NULL)
Oracle Fatal Error
Database driver error...
Function Name : Execute Direct
Oracle Fatal Error] setting up [PM_TGT_RUN_ID] table.
Solution :  Will have to use the “Base Schema” account at Informatica connection (Global Object) or else full privileges have to be given to the user used at Informatica connection.
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Issue 8:
One of the worflow in the folder ABCD01 migrated to the new server that was going to unknow status.Ran manulay again it was going to unknow status.When ran from BackEnd workflow Manager got the following error.
(INFFORMIS) Start workflow: Request acknowledged
(INFFORMIS) Start workflow: ERROR: Workflow [ABCD01:wfklw_ABCD_RUN[version 1]]: Parameter file [/apps/Infa/staging/SrcFiles/ABCD01/INFA/ABCD.PAR] not found.Please check the Integration Service log for more information.
Solution:
The parameter file was migrated from old server to new server ABCD.PAR and changed the paths within the parameter file.Scheduled to next run again the workflow came to unknown status and got the below error.
Start workflow: ERROR: Workflow [ABCD01:wfklw_ABCD_RUN[version 1]]: Parameter file
[/apps/Infa/staging/SrcFiles/ABCD01/INFA/ABCD.PAR] not found.Please check the Integration Service log for more information.
When checked in work-flow the parameter file was wrongly updated as
/apps/Infa/staging/SrcFiles/ABCD01/ABCD.PAR and its changed to
$PMSourceFileDir/ABCD01/INFA/ABCD.PAR. then the workflow ran fine.
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Issue 9:
Problem Statement :
One of the session s_mL_AB_RUN_DFACT in our environment (running for the 3 days and has around 250K records to load)
Three times we tried to load this table, previous 3 occasions it failed with snapshot too old after running for 3 days.
It loads 110K records and then through put reduces to 1 rows/sec and session log shows TIMEOUT BASED COMMIT POINT.
Analyze:
When checked in sesslog the session was showing only
Message: TIMEOUT BASED COMMIT POINT
Message: TIMEOUT BASED COMMIT POINT
Solution :
1) It could be issue of long caching time..
2) with less Commit Interval(Decrease commit interval from 10080 to 5000).
3) Please check DTM buffer settings and and the resource usage and capacity of the host
4) Set the Maximum Memory Allowed for Auto memory attribute to 1024MB or 2048MB

5) Most of the times the issue might be with the undo retention that has to be increased.
Example :
Undo retention has been increased to 2400 seconds from 1800 seconds. Now the undo table space is having 2 GB of free space.
NAME                                     TYPE           VALUE
--------------------          ------------   -----------
undo_management                string         AUTO
undo_retention                       integer       2400
undo_tablespace                     string        UNDOTBS1
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Issue 10 :
 
One of the user came up with the below issue in LinkedIn Stating
“we are facing another issue we have migrated the code 1 month back when we run the code manually from Informatica job is getting succeeded last week we have scheduled the job in a scheduling tool when the job runs it get succeeded in less than a minute but it is not loading the data and we are not able to fetch the session logs, workflow logs Please find the error unable to fetch the logs [LGS_10051] the registered log file does not exist.”
Solution :
• Please do the following things.
1) Edit Session -> Properties ->Write Backward Compatible SessLog File  -> Enable this check box.
2) Edit Workflow -> Properties ->Write Backward Compatible Workflow Log File ->Enable this check box.
3) Have the correct SessLog path in Properties->SessLog File Directory.
4) Edit Workflow -> Configure Concurrent Execution-> Enable this check box.
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 Issue 11 :


WRT_8324 : Warning: Target Connection Group's connection doesn't support transactions. Targets [TARGET] may not be loaded according to specified transaction boundary rules!

 Justification :

  • This warning would be triggered only when a user-defined commit is enabled by default if the mapping has effective Transaction Control transformations. Because there session is not able to find the transaction boundaries since it was handled in Transaction Control transformation.
  • When we are  running a source-based commit or user-defined commit session, and the named targets may not recognize
    transaction boundaries. This might happen with flat file targets or with bulk loading.
  • Integration Service uses a source- or target-based, or user-defined commit. You can choose source- or target-based commit if the mapping has no Transaction Control transformation or only ineffective Transaction Control transformations. By default, the Integration Service performs a target-based commit. 

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