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Source control for Information Server DataStage with GITEA and Flexibilty

Hi, As per the case number below we are requesting to have the certified version of the GITEA that is compatible with the future version of Data Stage. TS002447613
about 3 years ago in DataStage 5 Future consideration

DTS stage - DB2 connector local transaction mode support (non-XA)

The Datastage DTS (Distributed Transaction) stage allows use of different connectors as a target. Currently we use Oracle connector but we have a use-case now for targeting DB2 - we have found that the DB2 connector does not support local transact...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

GitHub Repository URL and Cloned Repository Path Setup at Project Level

GitHub integration is a new feature in DS 11.7. Our DataStage environment hosts multiple projects sharing same server instance. In order for GitHub to work, we need to setup a Github repository URL and Cloned Repository Path, however it is only co...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

HA scripts with LSB compliant

We have a built a new HA cluster with redhat pacemaker and trying to create resources with HAScripts provided with the Datastage HAinstallation but the HAScript provided for the WAS & InfoSvrEngine start/stop requires more options such as stat...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

HASH function

Currently the HASH function is implemented as a "User Defined Function" within DataStage. This functionality was developed as-is so it's not working when trying to optimize the job with BalOpt. DataStage development team took the Hash code provi...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

FastTrack all mapping folder/project export to csv and/or export all Source field and Target field for all project/folder.

kevinyan (IBM) 28 Apr 2019 ‎10‎:‎00‎ ‎PM Hi Divyesh, As my local test and discussion with IBM internal development team, there is no feature to export all the mapping specifications for the specified project into CSV format, rather than...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 2 Future consideration

Online InfoSphere backup

Currently the backup requires the InfoSphere services to be shutdown, before the application and database backup can be taken. We would like to be able to create a full system online backup, while the InfoSphere services are still running.
over 3 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Re-Start DataStage job (or sequence) with identical parameter settings

It would be a huge benefit to get an simple option to start a job or sequence with the identical parameter settings of the last run. Having Jobs with many parameters and parameter sets this takes time to do it manually and the parameters have to b...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 2 Future consideration

ability to log warnings having a connector with rejects link

Currently having a connector with a reject link one can only choose to Abort or ignore rejects. I need the option (out of the box) to log warnings. Rejects should be captured - that is why I like a rejects link. Sometimes I do not want to abort...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 4 Future consideration

Move fields in a UVA/variable activity

I want to able to move a field/variable in a UVA activity inside a DataStage sequence. Currently you can not change the position of a field in a UVA activity. Especially if you have aleady defined 20 Fields and want to add another one on positi...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration