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HL7 parser/creator/connector

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over 1 year ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Data Flow Designer GitHub/BitBucket Integration

We are using bitbucket through command line for all our code migration activities. We were hoping to see Data Flow Designer provide a UI based integration with BitBucket and GitHub. However the gap is that for the connectivity to work, GIT needs s...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

IBM Flow designer 11.7.1 - GIT functionality to check-in to GIT repository

We are using IBM Flow designer 11.7.1. We have configured a connnection to a git server and tried pushing/checking in a job to git and have also checked the option to include the .isx files and dependent objects. The commit works. However, we can ...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Request to easily integrate custom scripts into the managed, SaaS DataStage Runtime

Our company is using Cloud Pak for Data as a managed service, which means we don't have direct access to the OpenShift platform or any of the pods or servers that run the Cloud Pak services, like the DataStage server. Occasionally with on-prem Dat...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 2 Future consideration

Add a Merge Key Columns option to the Full Outer Join

When doing a Full Outer Join in the Join Stage, you will receive two Sets of Key Columns in the Output named leftRec_Keycolumnname and rightRec_Keycolumnname, for which you then have to do something like NullToValue(leftRec_Keycolumnname,rightRec_...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Add a bulk edit option for link sorting/partitioning

When sorting in the sort stage you edit the options of serveral keys together (i call this bulk edit, see picture aha2 and aha3), unfortunately this is not possible for keys when sorting on the input link of a stage. Especially when doing stuff li...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

New Role in DataStage

To satisfy the segregation of duties risk requirement we need a new admin role with below functionality.Assign project roles to InfoSphere DataStage suite users in the InfoSphere DataStage Administrator client •Use the Administrator client to crea...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Query / Set DS Project NLS setting using command line

Need command line option to query & set NLS setting for a datastage project. currently it is handled thru GUI which is very time consuming for large volume of projects and looking for options to validate / automate programmatically.
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

HOT BACKUP (online) for DataStage Enviroment

We are wondering if there is some solution to do HOT Backup of DataStage environment ( online without necessary to turn on server maintenance mode, turning off active services, etc.). Our platform currently running 24/7? Is there a possibility of ...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Support for Oracle Advanced Security Option and Infosphere Information Server

This request is to establish a clear definition on what is supported with Oracle Advanced Security Option (OAS) and InfoSphere Information Server. Network level encryption is now available to all Oracle environments to use freely to have secure co...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration