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IBM Datastage job migrated from V11.5 to V11.7 and use the Azure File System for storage account

We have migrated our jobs from V11.5 to V11.7 environment and uses soft link to Azure file system (storage account) for users input/output files. users are not allowed to drop files on server local system due to Azure server restriction on our env...
over 2 years ago in DataStage 3 Is a defect

IBM DataStage Flow Designer REST API - Multiple compile jobs feature

We are looking for a REST API call that perform multiple compile jobs feature (the same feature available into Datastage Designer Client).In the doc (
almost 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Add a link ordering option to DataStage Sequence Activities

In several DataStage stages there is a link ordering option (e.g. Transformer or Join Stage), this is not the case for DataStage Sequence Activities. If a sequence has multiple output links, then the order of these can only be changed by deattachi...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Enable the setting of stage parameter defaults on project or server level

It would be nice, if it would be possible to set the default values of stage Parameters on project or server level. Some stage parameter defaults like SORT Stage: Stable sort=TRUE or AGGREGATOR Stage:Method=Hash are rarely used and in ...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Planned for future release

Oracle 18c support in DataStage v11.5

There seems to no support for connecting to Oracle 18c Database from DataStage 11.5 or 11.7
about 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Functionality already exists

Non-root Installation

Currently installation as non-root user is not possible. One of the first checks during installation is whether the logged in user is root.
about 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Inadequate information when a job was aborted

All of DataStage multi-instance jobs were aborted.Message "Attempting to Cleanup after ABORT raised in job " was shown in the job log without any clue to why the job was aborted. The investigation was done but the cause was unknown. The request is...
over 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Need WebSphere MQ 9.x supported by InfoSphere Information Server - DataStage 11.5

Currently we are 50 percent complete of a new a Grid enabled InfoSphere Information Server - DataStage build. We learned that this version supports WebSphere MQ - 7.1.x, 7.5.x, 8.0. We were expecting to install version of MQ - see...
over 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

BDFS to File Connector migration support

Hi,We are currently using HDP 2.6.2 from DataStage and using BDFS stage. Since Connector Migration Tool does not support the BDFS to File Connector conversion, therefore we would like to see if IBM has a solution. Thanks
over 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

CLI command to export/import DS-objects in XML format

After developing new DataStage objects (or changing them), we have to manually export them in order to get them in XML Format. The only CLI functionality provided is istools, that Exports DS objects as ISX, which is not usable within a Control Ver...
over 4 years ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration