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Non-root Installation

Currently installation as non-root user is not possible. One of the first checks during installation is whether the logged in user is root.
almost 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Inadequate information when a job was aborted

All of DataStage multi-instance jobs were aborted.Message "Attempting to Cleanup after ABORT raised in job " was shown in the job log without any clue to why the job was aborted. The investigation was done but the cause was unknown. The request is...
about 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Need WebSphere MQ 9.x supported by InfoSphere Information Server - DataStage 11.5

Currently we are 50 percent complete of a new a Grid enabled InfoSphere Information Server - DataStage build. We learned that this version supports WebSphere MQ - 7.1.x, 7.5.x, 8.0. We were expecting to install version of MQ - see...
about 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

BDFS to File Connector migration support

Hi,We are currently using HDP 2.6.2 from DataStage and using BDFS stage. Since Connector Migration Tool does not support the BDFS to File Connector conversion, therefore we would like to see if IBM has a solution. Thanks
over 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

CLI command to export/import DS-objects in XML format

After developing new DataStage objects (or changing them), we have to manually export them in order to get them in XML Format. The only CLI functionality provided is istools, that Exports DS objects as ISX, which is not usable within a Control Ver...
over 4 years ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration

Faster loading of Table Definition with large repositories

Using Datastage Designer on RHEL, we are experiencing a delay (2 to 3 minutes) after clicking the Load button to bring up the table definitions. We have a large repository about >2,000 table definitions.
over 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Seperate user's access roles privilege for the Datastage Designer client and Director client

Privilege to assign user access roles in Administrator client separately for Datastage Designer client access and Datastage Director client access.
almost 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Modification of SCD Stage to allow custom date specification

SCD stage inserts new rows (type 2) with the effective date derived from runtime. This is sufficient for updated rows. We would like to specify a different date for initial records.
almost 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Improve Performance of Aggregator stage with Decimal output

Aggegator is a typical standard stage to implement Sum or Maximum calculation.But Sum or Maximum value can be implemented by Transformer stage.However, the performance of Aggregator stage implementing Sum or Maximum value with Decimal output optio...
almost 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

IN and NOT IN in transformer

In parallel transformer(Datastage) IN and NOT IN are not supported,it is being implemented by no of OR and/or OR and NOT operator. Also if any dynamic conditions need to be provided from a single parameter it can not be possible.So IN and NOT IN n...
almost 6 years ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration