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DataStage FlowDesigner add support for multi invocation of a job

DataStage Designer/Director support Multiple Invocations but the FlowDesigner (v11.7.1.1) does not support it.Please provide support for multi invocations for Sequences and parallel Jobs. That's a important feature that should not be thrown away w...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Users can be select schema so as to choose the target tables of ETL connector stage easily.

Currently users should input the table's name so as to select the target table of ETL connector stage. It is very costly for users to input the full name of target tables without any guidelines such as schema information.
over 2 years ago in DataStage 2 Future consideration

Serverside job compilation

Job compilation is now available in Flow Designer introduced in v11.7 with API. Can this API be open or from command line on server
about 3 years ago in DataStage 1 Planned for future release

Lookup with multiple reference links

Lookup Stage with multiple reference link does not mention on which link duplicatates occur.
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Make name of object the default when exporting

Currently when exporting a DataStage object from Designer (with rightclick->Export), the tool will suggest the last used filename as "Export to file:" filename. In most cases (when exporting a single object) I want to name the DSX like the obje...
almost 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Making Datastage Checksum stage more flexible with ability to pick column separators, at the moments its pipe by default

We want the datastage checksum stage to have the flexibility to chose the column delimiter(or keep it blank), when we want to generate md5sum by concatenating multiple source columns. right now the stage by default uses pipe | as a filed delimiter...
over 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Information Server Manager (ISM) 11.3 interface to GIT source control

Nordea Bank would like to have a seamless interface between Information Server Manager and GIT for version 11.3 on Linux.
almost 5 years ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration

Graphical difference between 2 versions of the same job

currently we are piloting IIS manager to create packages for deploying datastage code into lhigher environments.However there is no way of identifying quickly what the changes were between an old package and a new one.
over 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Functionality already exists

Add Git and GitHub to supported source code systems for DS IDE client

From within the Datastage development client IDE provide support for GitHub and Git into the development UI to allow use of Git as the source code control system when developing jobs, in IS v11.5
over 5 years ago in DataStage 2 Functionality already exists

How to clone IIS environment

Our IIS environment consists of 3 tiers:• Services tier host• Engine tier host• Metadata repository on Oracle databaseWe are looking into way how to “clone” such an environment and produce a new environment, which is placed on different ...
over 5 years ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration