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Enable dynamic selection of Parameterset Valuefiles in Sequences

I want to have the possibility to dynamically choose which Valuefile of a Parameterset i use when starting a Job/Sequence inside a Sequence. Currently you can only Propagate the Valuefile choosen when starting the Calling Sequence or choose a fixe...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Enable the setting of non key partitioning of a link on the canvas via right click

Currently when Setting the partitioning of a link you have to go inside a stage to the Input and Partitioning Tab, which e.g. in case of the transformer or lookup stages takes 4 clicks to get there (the shortcut via right click on the stage and se...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Enable "Data flow cycle" in Parallel Jobs

Currently "Data flow cycle" are not allowed in DataStage PX as described in the error message IIS-DSEE-TFSR-00035. This maybe is correct for most cases to prevent wrong design, but it would be very usefull when working with parent-child hierarchie...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

CLI to set property “Message Handler for Parallel Jobs” for DataStage projects

We use the property “Message Handler for Parallel Jobs” at project level in some DataStage projects. To define the message handler, we start the "InfoSphere DataStage Administor" tool, select the DataStage project, then button "Properties" and tab...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Planned for future release

Datastage Debugger - Add more funcationality

Add more functionality to the debugger such as:- Keyboard shortcuts to the menu items (Step to next link, step to next row)- Continue on break point for the next Nth number of rows- Stop at break point if watched column ever has specified value - ...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Enhancement to be able to import common Cobol Copy book format

System: BigIntegrateActor: User needing enhancement to existing feature Nationwide is moving processing from mainframe to hdfs for analytics. There are hundreds of COBOL copybooks describing the metadata of the sources and targets, and there is mu...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

DataStage Migration Tool Oracle to DB2

Transform Connector Migration Tool to transform Oracle Connector to DB2 Connector
over 3 years ago in DataStage 1 Functionality already exists

Make a FastTrack a tool suitable for designing and documenting ETL mapping

The InfoSphere tool suite is missing a piece.It is a great tool to govern you data warehouse using IGC with the business glossary, data lineage viewer among the highlights and it is a great tool to create the ETL flows in. What about the inbetween...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Make designer handle large screen

Please make DataStage Designer able to support large Screen The current resolution is not satisfying.See :
over 3 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Wait For File stage - timer as a parameter

When specifying a time out for the wait for file stage, it'd be nice if this value could be passed in as a parameter. Also it'd be nice to have it not log a warning in the logs when the stage does timeout if you've drawn a link with the trigger co...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration