Run process in anaplan from informatica

Shawnm
Occasional Contributor

Run process in anaplan from informatica

Is it possible to connect to a process as a target in informatica cloud(hyper connect) and run the process instead of individual actions?

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anikdas
Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: Run process in anaplan from informatica

Hi @Shawnm 

 

Definitely you can. Your data source in this case will be a dummy text or csv file and target the process. You can define the mapping as dummy mapping as well. The dummy file is only to be used for source and mapping, there is no real implication of the file other than that.

 

Please refer to this guide: https://s3.amazonaws.com/anaplanenablement/Community/Anapedia/AnaplanConnectorGuide.pdf 

If you have any other queries around this, happy to help.

Thanks
Anik
Shawnm
Occasional Contributor

Re: Run process in anaplan from informatica

Thank you for your reply @anikdas . I would like to explain the scenario here..

My process consists of 3 actions lets call them A,B and C. Action A is an import action and imports data from a csv file. The other actions are also import actions that take data from the action A. How can I do the same through informatica hyperconnect? Should I first create a synchronization task for action A with source as the csv file and and target as the import action A and then another synchronization task with target as the process and then combine both tasks through a taskflow? ( all import actions are for importing into lists)

anikdas
Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: Run process in anaplan from informatica

Hi @Shawnm , Thanks for explaining the problem statement.

 

In your case, if the actions are all import actions from a source file, then you would have to run them as 3 separate actions. Even though you can combine the 3 actions in one process for upload through front end, in Hyperconnect you need to define the 3 actions and their mappings separately. In the scenario you have mentioned, you do have to run 2 separate actions in Hyperconnect.

Example: If from a flat file, you are populating a list and a module, you would have to run 2 separate actions in Hyperconnect.

Thanks
Anik
Shawnm
Occasional Contributor

Re: Run process in anaplan from informatica

hi @anikdas  thank you for your reply, all 3 imports are not from a source file. 

A - Import from flat file(csv) to flat list(A)

B - import from flat list(A) into list B

C - import from flat list(A) into another list C

This is the scenario and this is how the 3 actions are defined into a single process in anaplan. I am trying to run this through informatica but even though the log shows success , the lists are not being updated.

 

Thanks Shawn 

anikdas
Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: Run process in anaplan from informatica

You have to run these as 2 separate actions in Informatica:

  1. 1st to run the action A - update of list from flat file
  2. The other 2 you can put in a process in Anaplan and run as one action in Informatica

Hope this clarifies

Thanks
Anik
Shawnm
Occasional Contributor

Re: Run process in anaplan from informatica

Just to be clear about the second step, I put the last two actions as a process in anaplan and inside informatica I create a synchronization task and mention dummy file as source as you mentioned earlier and target as the process name in anaplan?