As in many programmable software products, defining a macro allows for automation of repetitive tasks. This can be very useful when configuring a GoldenGate process. For example, trapping an exception for each MAP statement in a Replicat parameter file is both necessary and repetitive. However, defining the macro at the start of the parameter file allows the code to be called by an alias multiple times in the configuration.
The following example code block defines the
#exception_handler() macro in a Replicat parameter file. All macros have a hash '#' character prefix in their name.
-- This starts the macro MACRO #exception_handler BEGIN , TARGET ggs_admin.exceptions , COLMAP ( rep_name = "ROLAP01" , table_name = @GETENV ...