TARGETDEFS

Valid For

Extract (primary and data pump)

Description

Use the TARGETDEFS parameter to specify a target-definitions file. A target-definitions file is needed in certain cascading configurations or when the target is an Enscribe file. TARGETDEFS names a file on the source system or on an intermediary system that contains data definitions of tables and files that exist on the target system. Specify at least one TARGETDEFS entry before the TABLE statements for which the targets are Enscribe files.

You can have multiple TARGETDEFS statements in the parameter file if more than one target-definitions file is needed for different definitions, for example if each TARGETDEFS file holds the definitions for a specific application.

To generate the target-definitions file, use the DEFGEN utility. Transfer the file to the source or intermediary system before starting Extract.

See Administering Oracle GoldenGate for Windows and UNIX for more information about using data-definitions files.

Default

None

Syntax

TARGETDEFS file
file

The relative or fully qualified path name of the target-definitions file.

Examples

Example 1   
TARGETDEFS C:\repodbc\sales.def
Example 2   
TARGETDEFS /ggs/dirdef/ODBC/tandem_defs