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Requesting that IBM certify Datastage 11.5 on Power9 and AIX 7.1 TL4

All,We specifically purchased this hardware to host DataStage after reviewing the available documentation on the IBM website(See links below). We are unable to upgrade to 11.7 because we rely heavily on CDC in our processing as well as other compa...
12 months ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

provide Information Server 64 bit on windows

Large parts of Information Server are still 32 bits on windows server, including DataStage. (IIS is fully 64 bit on linux/Aix). Customer expectation is that this is 64 bits and are surprised otherwise nowadays.
12 months ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

DataStage - orchadminn cp command - copy the schema and contents with the target

orchadminn cp command doesn't copy the schema if the target file already exists.IHAC knows that it works fine if the target is deleted and orchadminn cp is executed.However, the man page is not clear,Copy the schema, contents and preserve-partitio...
12 months ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

WSDL 2.0 support enhancment

We would like Datastage to support WSDL 2.0 importing.
12 months ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Please add Hierarchical Stage Assembly Editor in DataStage Designer without Adobe Flash

Currently the Hierarchical Stage Assembly Editor in DataStage Designer requires Adobe Flash. The new Data Flow Designer by no means matches the capabilities and richness of DataStage Designer. Please provide the capability of editing the Assembly...
about 1 year ago in DataStage 5 Not under consideration

Support for Custom URL within File connector HDFS

We need to import data files and folders as well as the file structure to IGC from Atlas HDFS, which is not possible when using Custom url.
about 1 year ago in DataStage 4 Not under consideration


We have a single record in a file with word count 456331887 wc -c mdmn_GCRM_20180505004107.xml 456331887 I specified $APT_DEFAULT_TRANSPORT_BLOCK_SIZE=500000000 but max value of APT_DEFAULT_TRANSPORT_BLOCK_SIZE is 268435456.due to this i am ...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 5 Not under consideration

Connector arrow position should be on same position of mouse cursor position on DFD.

On DFD on CP4D, when scaling the screen, connector arrow position is different to mouse cursor position. It happened in scaling by web browser scaling function and DFD scaling function.
over 1 year ago in DataStage 2 Not under consideration

NodeAgent process suspends CATALOG DCS DATABASE in DB2 CLI

Product: InfoSphere DataStage 11.5 OS: Linux Middleware: DB2 V11.1 When the customer tried to create catalogs with CATALOG DCS DATABASE in DB2 CLI. the command froze. After investigation, the process of NodeAgent causeed the freeze. As a...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 2 Not under consideration

Support Automatically Convert Numeric SQL Type(to Decimal or etc) for File Connector Stage to Parquet Format

Problem : We need to migrate data from SQL Server to Parquet Format. One of the data type in the SQL Server is Numeric type. We will run the migration job process using RCP. Workaround : 1. We need to change data type to another type, but...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 2 Not under consideration