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Make name of object the default when exporting

Currently when exporting a DataStage object from Designer (with rightclick->Export), the tool will suggest the last used filename as "Export to file:" filename. In most cases (when exporting a single object) I want to name the DSX like the obje...
about 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Making Datastage Checksum stage more flexible with ability to pick column separators, at the moments its pipe by default

We want the datastage checksum stage to have the flexibility to chose the column delimiter(or keep it blank), when we want to generate md5sum by concatenating multiple source columns. right now the stage by default uses pipe | as a filed delimiter...
over 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Information Server Manager (ISM) 11.3 interface to GIT source control

Nordea Bank would like to have a seamless interface between Information Server Manager and GIT for version 11.3 on Linux.
over 5 years ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration

Graphical difference between 2 versions of the same job

currently we are piloting IIS manager to create packages for deploying datastage code into lhigher environments. However there is no way of identifying quickly what the changes were between an old package and a new one.
almost 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Functionality already exists

Add Git and GitHub to supported source code systems for DS IDE client

From within the Datastage development client IDE provide support for GitHub and Git into the development UI to allow use of Git as the source code control system when developing jobs, in IS v11.5
almost 6 years ago in DataStage 2 Functionality already exists

How to clone IIS environment

Our IIS environment consists of 3 tiers:• Services tier host• Engine tier host• Metadata repository on Oracle database We are looking into way how to “clone” such an environment and produce a new environment, which is placed on different...
almost 6 years ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration

Add a "Test Derivation" option for Transformer derivations

When coding Transformer derivations it would be very nice to have (similar to "Validate Derivation") a "Test Derivation" Option that would work like a "View Data" in e.g. a Connector Stage. When using this option, DataStage would ask for the value...
about 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

OAuth support in exposed web services

Add OAuth as a supported authentication when exposing datastage jobs as web services through the IDS
over 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Sort of parameterset values when running a job

When running a job and a parameterset is used, you shoud select a value for the parameterset. (parameterset file). This drop-down box seems to be unsorted. After investigation it seems to be that the list is sorted in the order the files are store...
over 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

IBM DataStage 11.7 support PostgreSQL13.x and PostgreSQL14 using ODBC Connector under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x

Customer use IIS 11.7. We would like to use ODBC connect to PostgreSQL 13.x and PostgreSQL 14.x database.
2 months ago in DataStage 0 Planned for future release