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Ability to bulk export/push jobs from Data Flow Designer to GITHUB repository

In the current 11.7 implementation, each datastage job has to be pushed on to GITHUB repository. Say that there are 100 jobs in a datastage project, each job has to be opened in the flow designer and then published to the GITHUB repo. This is a ti...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

HL7 parser/creator/connector

no solution yet
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

DataStage - GIT Integration for DevOps - Collaboration of CI/CD process

In DFD tool, we can push the changes to GIT repository. General case is, Developer 1 is working on a making changes to Data Stage job and it is under UAT in PRE Production server. Developer 2 is working on the same job for Enhancement work. It is ...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 1 Not under 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

Enable Custom SQL for AWS Redshift connector

Problem statement: For all our ETL transformations across NYL, we use custom SQL to extract the data. Workaround in POC: We are using JDBC connector to read data from Redshift Database Benefits/values: Using native redshift connector wi...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 3

Please unify the TLS version when creating a JDBC connection to the DB.

The version of TLS allowed when creating a connection in the control plane of CPD and when creating a connection in Flow Designer is different. * Customers who have problems this time are using postgreSQL. Connection in CPD control plane: TLS ...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 1 Functionality already exists

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

Log specifics of 'missing engine OS privileges'

As per TS004304542, we get errors like the above, but there is nothing to indicate precisely which permission is missing. This makes it hard to track down issues.
over 1 year ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration