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Oracle NEXTVAL function to a character column with Optim's propagation function

Recovery of a key by Oracle number distributor to a 'VARCHAR' column. The customer (COVEA, an ISP contract worth 120 million euros) would like to be able to use the NEXTVAL function to apply it directly to a column defined as a VARCHAR in a primar...
11 months ago in Optim / Optim Data Privacy 5 Not under consideration

TDF currently does not support SSL/TLS LDAP

We need TDF to support SSL/TLS LDAP to setup LDAP authentication in Prod TDF envts. Currently according to TS014229415 TDF does not support SSL/TLS LDAP.
6 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Fabrication 0 Not under consideration

TRANS NID for spanish NIF/NIE should accept 9 characters

Spanish NIF/NIE has 9 characters so the TRANS NID function always skip the source row because it detects invalid lenght.
about 3 years ago in Optim / Optim Data Privacy 7 Not under consideration

Send Test Email Issue

When trying to test the email functionality in TDM by clicking on the "Send Test Email" button, We don't get an error and it says that the test email was sent but we don't get any emails. According to IBM support there is no way to trace the "Send...
7 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Not under consideration

No need to restart the OPTIM service for the server settings changes to take effect

Currently and according to IBM documentation " Note: If you make changes to the configuration of a Server while it is running, click Apply , then stop and start the Server to effect the changes." As we're having more customers using TDM we are try...
7 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Not under consideration

Optim Separate File LOB Extract

Optim Connect does not offer a way to extract CLOBS or BLOB data types to separate files. If you have a file imbedded in a BLOB field a 3rd party tool is required to extract the data. Optim Connect does not have support for CLOBs and maps it t...
almost 4 years ago in Optim / Optim Application Retirement 0 Not under consideration

Missing pdf docs for Optim TestData Management 11.7

No pdf-documentation is actually available
about 5 years ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 2 Not under consideration

Optim audit tables retaining too much data

In the table Optim_Audit_Records, I see 1-2 records per archive/extract/insert. This appears to have started in Nov 2017 about when installed optim 11.3. Yet we have Optim Auditing turned off. So it appears that maybe Optim 11.3 started putting re...
about 5 years ago in Optim / Optim Archive 0 Not under consideration

Replace Open Data Manager...

No description provided
almost 8 years ago in Optim / Optim Archive 1 Not under consideration

Allow Multi-Key Deletes from Parent Tables

Optim Data Growth currently has a restriction in place to disallow using a multi-key delete strategy on a Parent table. If you attempt to delete more than one key at a time, Optim will issue a severe warning code and then default the key limit to ...
over 5 years ago in Optim / Optim Archive 0 Not under consideration