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Create SF_USE_LOCAL_TIMEZONE_DATEFIELD functionality for Timestamp fields

There seems to be an issue converting TimeStamp fields extracted from Salesforce to their correct timezone with the SF_USE_LOCAL_TIMEZONE_DATEFIELD setting that was suggested to me by IBM Support. It should be possible to have that same functional...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Enhance DataStage Flow Designer Integration with Git

We have started using Git for maintaining our DataStage codebase. We're able to publish/load the jobs to/from Git repo successfully. However, if we want to publish multiple jobs to the Git repository at once, current version of DataStage Flow Desi...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Enhance DS Git integration for proper segregation between DTAP environments (TS003975527)

Currently, while using the Git Integration from Datastage Flow Designer, it is easy for any user to connect to any GitLab repository it had access and upload jobs inside it. The issue comes when on a Production environment, for example, you can lo...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Ansible solution for USPS & QSAVI modules periodic reference files updates

IBM releases monthly/quarterly updates to the reference files for both USPS & QSAVI wherein we need to manually login to the IBM passport advantage portal and download the files and then apply them on our environment. We are looking for an aut...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Job Activity by compute node

Problem: How to determine which job caused high CPU usage on a specific compute node. Workaround: Using the IIS console 'Activity > Resources' narrow down the window of the event that occurred on the specific compute node. Parse the 'dslogger' ...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

DataStage FlowDesigner add support for multi invocation of a job

DataStage Designer/Director support Multiple Invocations but the FlowDesigner (v11.7.1.1) does not support it. Please provide support for multi invocations for Sequences and parallel Jobs. That's a important feature that should not be thrown away ...
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

InfoSphere Information Server (DataStage) to support SSSD Authentication

We are currently on VAS authentication and planning to move towards SSSD. Upon checking with the support team (TS003331443) we were informed that the product is not supported for SSSD Authentication. Can you please work on a way to get this SSSD a...
about 2 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

DataStage DFD REST API should support stopping a running job and resetting a failed job

We are using DataStage to move large volumes of data into our data lake. We have our own UI our users use to run jobs that ingest their data into our data lake. The reason we have our UI instead having our users use DFD directly is to meet governa...
about 2 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Surrogate Key limit reached but job didn't abort

In the job , we are using one column with data type as 16-bit integer(SMALLINT) and the data range has exceeded in this month when we started from 31161 + 3883 and job has created same key for multiple records instead of failing and its ran succes...
about 2 years ago in DataStage 2 Future consideration

Enhancement of security managament in Datastage

Currently, Datastage is offering different roles: DataStage Operator, DataStage Super Operator, ...(full list available here:
over 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration