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Schema Basics


This topic covers general information about schemas, including when and where to use a schema, how schemas are processed, and menu actions that are available for all schemas.

These pages are included in this topic:

  • When to Use a Schema
    Whether a file schema is required depends on the type of activity and if it is being used as a source or a target of a transformation. Whether you choose to define a schema within a transformation or as part of an activity depends on your use case.
  • Schema Processing
    When defining a schema, some data may be converted during processing. This page describes how this data is converted.
  • Schema Regeneration
    Server-based connectors automatically fetch a schema from the endpoint, while file-based connectors require you to provide the schema yourself. This page provides information about regenerating schemas for both of these schema types.
  • Schema Actions Menu
    This page describes the actions available for schemas after they are created, accessible from the project pane or the transformation. These include deleting, viewing dependencies of, deploying, or configurable deploy of a schema, as well as editing the configuration of an activity providing a schema, editing a schema, or clearing a schema from a transformation.
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