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Project specific GIT repository in GIT Setup server TAB of Dataflow Designer tool

Summary of Observation: We do have different projects in our datastage application. Each project is having its own GIT repository in Bit bucket & Facing 2 different functionalities missing in DFD tool. Scenario -1: As per our GIT repository se...
6 months ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration

Remove need for plain text password when installing patches.

installUpdates command currently requires you to pass user credentials as plain text on command line.
6 months ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration

DB stages should have options to disable "view data"

View Data options could be disabled for users.there should be an option for enabling /disabling view data based upon users/projects/jobs/environment variable level
7 months ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Request to implement Auto Map functionality on Output in Hierarchical Stage

I'm using the Hierarchical Data stage to pull data via a REST API and then feed that through a JSON_Parser stage and finally map it to the output columns on the Output tab. I know in the DataStage thick client there was an option to use the Auto M...
7 months ago in DataStage 4

XMETA SQL Query via Connector

My team is trying to run a job in Data Stage on ING Datalakes and it takes around 10+ hours to complete. Performance issue is generated by Rest API calls while retrieving data from XMETA, daily run being questionable due to this approach.Our propo...
7 months ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Ability to bulk export/push jobs from Data Flow Designer to GITHUB repository

In the current 11.7 implementation, each datastage job has to be pushed on to GITHUB repository. Say that there are 100 jobs in a datastage project, each job has to be opened in the flow designer and then published to the GITHUB repo.This is a ti...
8 months ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

HL7 parser/creator/connector

no solution yet
8 months ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Data Flow Designer GitHub/BitBucket Integration

We are using bitbucket through command line for all our code migration activities. We were hoping to see Data Flow Designer provide a UI based integration with BitBucket and GitHub.However the gap is that for the connectivity to work, GIT needs sp...
9 months ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

DataStage - GIT Integration for DevOps - Collaboration of CI/CD process

In DFD tool, we can push the changes to GIT repository. General case is, Developer 1 is working on a making changes to Data Stage job and it is under UAT in PRE Production server. Developer 2 is working on the same job for Enhancement work. It is ...
9 months ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration

IBM Flow designer 11.7.1 - GIT functionality to check-in to GIT repository

We are using IBM Flow designer 11.7.1. We have configured a connnection to a git server and tried pushing/checking in a job to git and have also checked the option to include the .isx files and dependent objects. The commit works. However, we can ...
9 months ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration