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loading data with Sales Force Connector for parent child relationships

Hello,We want to use the standard relationship fonction existing in Salesforce between the Parent-Child object while loading the data through Datastage.In the child object, we can specify the External ID of the parent objet and Salesforce automati...
over 1 year ago in Connectivity 1 Functionality already exists

Use decimal function for LIMITKEY value when a partition table is read by DB2 Connector stage of DataStage.

[System]We are planning to transfer data of an old database to a new one using DataStage jobs.Both of the databases are created on DB2 for z/OS.We have two environments. One is a production environment, the other is a rehearsal environment which i...
over 1 year ago in Connectivity 1 Not under consideration

Support NTLM authentication for API calls using Hierarchial stage or Web services Client within DataStage

As part of our data acquisition we are acquiring data from MDS Microsoft API and it needs NTLM authentication to connect to the API before the data can be acquired using datastage
over 1 year ago in Connectivity 0 Future consideration

Connectivity for Google Big Query

Cardinal Health is trying to move all data warehouse to Big Query. Teradata is in content state. So, it is very important for Infosphere datastage ( to connect to Big Query. I guess IBM is releasing Big Query connector as part of IIS11...
almost 3 years ago in Connectivity 0 Functionality already exists

ETL Datastage - Lower number of connections open toward databases during a job execution

When executing a Datastage job, connections which are open toward the databases (Sybase in our case) are open during the complete execution time of a job even if all "actions" are done. This should be changed (to lower the activity on database sid...
over 1 year ago in Connectivity 3 Not under consideration

Enable use of DB2 Compound Statements in DataStage Connector Before/After SQL

As far as I can see, it is not possible to execute a DB2 compound statement in the DataStage DB2 Connector before/after SQL. The reason for this is, that you need to specify a statement terminator other than ";" which is currently not possible. If...
almost 3 years ago in Connectivity 0 Future consideration

DataStage Hierarchical stage Rest add Google service account auth.

The Hierarchical stage provides many authentication options including OAuth bearer token. This is required for Google rest calls but expires and must be regenerated. Suggestion is to allow the Google service account json file to be added as an ...
over 1 year ago in Connectivity 1 Not under consideration

Store Procedure does not support External Authentication in IBM datastage

Store Procedure stage does not support External Authentication in IBM datastage where as Oracle connector supports External authentication. IBM Case#TS003883130
over 1 year ago in Connectivity 1 Future consideration

Oracle connector : support of SDO_GEOMETRY data types

we are not able to insert GEOMAP data to oracle DB. We opened case with IBM #TS003869041 and they informed us that SDO_GEOMETRY is not a supported Oracle data type target for DataStage and asked us to open RFE.
over 1 year ago in Connectivity 1 Functionality already exists

IMPALA ODBC/JDBC - LOGON with LDAP user when KERBEROS is Activated

As mentioned on IBM Case Number TS003596483, we need a way to connect IMPALA ODBC/JDBC using LDAP when KERBEROS is activated on Cluster.On ODBC, using AuthenticationMethod=-1 and AuthenticationMethod=0 it shows "socket closed" error. Using Authent...
over 1 year ago in Connectivity 1 Future consideration