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Compile the datastage jobs on server side cmnd line

We have the client command line for job compile dscc.exe. Do we have the job compile command line on the server side such as I could not find it on the server. Please add it to the server side.
over 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Functionality already exists

SAP S/4 HANA compactibiltiy with IBM IIS suite (v11.5)

SAP S/4 HANA Compatibility for all of Information Server suite – ie DataStage, IA,IMAM ,IGC (all Metadata components as well)
over 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Enable using comment lines in Transformer Derivations

When coding business logic into a transformer derivation it would be quite handy to be able to use comment lines like it is possible in SQL or any other programing language
almost 7 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Multi-Client Manager Change All Clients

When we use the multi-client manager, it only changes the classic clients (Designer, Director and Administrator). We would like it to change all clients including IBM InfoSphere Information Server Console and IBM InfoSphere Information Server Mana...
about 7 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Change behaviour of duplicate entries in Range Lookups

When using a range lookup (range selected on the main stream) when matching e.g. a key column and range of date from/to you may get more than one hit for the key but the range on the date columns will make the lookup unique, in this case you still...
about 7 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

datatype uuid in Datastage Greenplum Connector

The database of my source table is Greenplum. The datatype of a field is UUID but this doesn't exists in Datastage. When I import the table definitions of this table then then the SQL type is -11.
8 months ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Compatibility with SAP S/4 HANA 2021

Our company is upgrading from SAP ECC to SAP S/4 2021. We use datastage to retrieve data from SAP via SAP PACK for application Our existing jobs continue to work with S/4 2021. On the other hand, it is not possible to generate a new ABAP ...
8 months ago in DataStage 2 Under review

Include milliseconds in any TIMESTAMP column. The datatype supports it, IBM, please value it.

There are many TIMESTAMP columns within the OperationalConsole application that do not have milliseconds valued and this makes is very difficult to get accurate timings. Here are a couple of examples, in the DSODB.JobRun table, CREATIONTIMESTAMP h...
about 1 year ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Hierarchical Stage- DataFlow designer DataStage - "clear mapping" option

"Clear mapping" is an option in DataStage Designer but not in flow designer. Don't see "clear mapping" as an option in flow designer, because of which if there is any change to remove map for a certain field, we have to start over from scratch. Fo...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 0

Group level credential mapping

Information Server admin console or Command line interface does not have a feature to credential map IIS group to engine credentialing ID. Please develop at least CLI command to credential map IIS group to engine user. This would allow all group u...
over 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration