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Optim Connect should support the use of the double dash -- in sql statements to denote comments. I know you can put in comments using the slash asterisk. However, when the business provides us with SQL to use, they frequently have comments in ther...
Allow Archive to convert to CSV without license for Test Data
We have to provide files extracts for areas in the business. We would like to have the ability to give a CSV file extract of the data. Currently, you have to have a different license to run Optim Convert. We would like to be able to run Optim Conv...
Remove the requirement for GRANT on stored procedures
Currently when the stored procedures are inserted, Optim forces a GRANT to be issued to the procedures. For Oracle, we can supply the owner as the grantee. However for SQL Server this is not possible since SQL Server rejects having the owner of th...
Remove Requirement for inserting stored procedures
The requirement for gaining access to the permissions to have the product insert the stored procedures is an issue for us. It would be very good to remove this requirement and not require the use of stored procedures.
Optim Connect should support some additional functions that are now being supported by the various DBMS out there. An example is the COALESCE function. We frequently have to convert queries supplied to by the business because they have functions u...
As I understand it, reference tables will only be process with one thread at a time. However, I know that large tables that are not reference tables are spilt up by keys to allow for multi threaded processing. It seems that if you have a reference...
We only do Archive for decommission. We like to test Optim against each of the tables to ensure we will not have any surprises when we run the full archive. It is very disappointing to run an archive and have it fail several hours into the process...
Batch or Multi Delete of Archive Requests and Access Definitions
Currently we have a method to test Optim archive against the tables that we are going to archive. To do this against Sql server, we have to take the Access definition and archive request and generate one per table. This causes a large number of it...
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